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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

Reviewing your media

You probably already know that the spacebar performs the crucial play/pause function, but there’s a lot more to reviewing media than that. Skimming is a critical skill, and the Viewer has many subtle controls too. Let’s begin by finding out why you shouldn’t click so much.

Skimming is awesome

Probably the first habit that most editors need to break when shifting to FCP is that of clicking. There’s simply no need to click on a clip before playing it back, and in fact, it can cause issues if that click turns into an accidental drag and changes the current selection. Instead, simply hover your cursor over a clip’s filmstrip, just before a particular moment, then press the spacebar.

Figure 4.1: Click to place the white Playhead, and move the cursor to skim elsewhere

Figure 4.1: Click to place the white Playhead, and move the cursor to skim elsewhere

FCP actually has two ways to indicate a position in time: the Playhead and the Skimmer. Over a clip’s filmstrip in the Browser...