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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

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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

Selecting part of a clip

So far, we’ve been working with entire clips — whatever the camera recorded — but editing is about selecting just the best parts. The Browser is a great place to do that, because your choices will be automatically recorded. First, we’ll select ranges on clips, and next, we’ll rate them.

The selection process has a few subtleties, so make sure you’re working with clips that haven’t been partly selected already, and follow these steps carefully:

  1. Switch to Filmstrip view, not List view. (While these steps can mostly be performed in List view too, we’ll use Filmstrip view here.)
  2. Click on one of your clips, then type ⌘A, then ⌥X.
  3. This will remove any selections from your clips, which makes the next step simpler. To select part of a clip, it’s now easy to click and drag.
  4. Click on a blank, unselected area inside a clip, then drag forward to another point in that same...