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Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing - Second Edition

By : Iain Anderson
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Book Image

Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing - Second Edition

5 (1)
By: Iain Anderson

Overview of this book

Elevate your video editing skills with Final Cut Pro 10.7.1, the ultimate tool for efficient and professional editing, offering powerful new features to enhance your workflow and give your videos a stunning look. The second edition of this comprehensive guide covers exciting new features in FCP, teaching you how to streamline your workflow with customizable workspaces, shortcuts, and advanced trimming tools. Explore best-in-class titles and a comprehensive suite of visual effects in Final Cut Pro for dynamic videos, create a great-sounding mix with Final Cut Pro's audio tools, and utilize the magnetic timeline, multicam editing, and advanced color correction for every project. Whether you're creating content for social media, YouTube, or Hollywood, Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing, Second Edition is your ultimate guide to professional video editing. Get your copy today and take your video editing skills to the next level.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
1
PART 1: Importing and Organizing
7
PART 2: Rough Cut to Fine Cut
13
PART 3: Finishing and Exporting

Importing media in different ways

While it’s not instantly obvious, there are a couple of ways to import files into FCP, with subtle differences between them. Some cameras can only be imported while others produce files that can be dragged and dropped instead, and it’s good to be aware of the benefits of each approach. First off, let’s keep it simple, with the giant, obvious, built-in Import feature, and then we’ll come back to the more freeform drag and drop alternative.

The Import window

A simple import is a great way to get started, and it can be accessed in three ways:

  • Firstly, by going to File > Import.
  • Alternatively, by clicking on the downward-facing arrow Import Media button at the top left of the bar at the top of the interface:
Figure 3.7: In full-screen mode, the Import button will be alone in the very top-left corner

Figure 3.7: In full-screen mode, the Import button will be alone in the very top-left corner

  • Lastly, if an Event is empty, click on the Import Media button in the...