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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

Understanding and applying Keywords

The simplest way to get started with Keywords is to think of a simple one- or two-word description of your clips, something that will help you to find that clip again later. One common strategy is to focus on what’s actually in the shot, such as water, trees, skies, people, or animals. Another strategy might focus on how the shots will be used: A-roll and B-roll, introductory shots, and conclusion shots. Perhaps focal length would be helpful: close-up, medium shot, or long shot. There are many strategies that could succeed in different workflows and at different parts of the editing process. Yes, Keywords are metadata, but they are less about the technical aspects and more about the shot content, and they’re stored in the Library, rather than on the media files themselves.

Here’s the big problem with the traditional “bin” structure, which is essentially just like putting files into specific folders (and subfolders...