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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

Storing additional information

Marking a clip segment as good or bad is powerful, but what if you want to include more substantial notes about a clip? There are several ways to do this, and while it’s optional, on larger productions it’s a great idea. Selective Keywords? Sure. Changing clip names or adding notes? Absolutely. Adding Markers to note moments in time? Done.

Selective Keywords

One method is to add Keywords to specific parts of clips, rather than on entire clips. Keywords can have quite long names, and different Keywords can overlap. The process is predictable:

  1. With the keyboard or mouse, mark In and Out points on a clip.
  2. Use the Keywords window to apply a Keyword.

While this can be a handy workflow for longer, more complex clips, I usually find it’s not necessary for shorter ones. Personally, I prefer to use Keywords on entire clips, and in combination with a more targeted Favorite, it’s often all you need.