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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)
PART 1: Importing and Organizing
PART 2: Rough Cut to Fine Cut
PART 3: Finishing and Exporting

Examining metadata

As mentioned in Chapter 3, Bring It In: Importing Your Footage, metadata is “data about data,” and while it starts with the basics — the filename, creation date, frame size, and frame rate — there are hundreds of additional pieces of image data that can be explored. The default columns available in List view are extensive, but they don’t show all the information that can be stored inside a file. While it takes some digging, you can now view and potentially change this data in either the Inspector or the List view of the Browser. Let’s set it up.

Metadata in List view

Metadata, in terms of camera-originated data attached to media files, can be pretty boring and technical, the kind of thing that a program needs to worry about, rather than you. Maybe you don’t care much about the codec or color profile of every clip. Still, some of this info can help you to make intelligent choices by finding files with particular...