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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

Creating a new Project

This is the part of the book where you finally get to play with a timeline, putting one clip after another and creating a story. It’s important to get the technical details right, and there’s plenty of that coming up soon, as well as some sneaky tricks for easy version control and weird custom Projects. But first, a terminology recap.

As you’ll recall, you make a Library for each separate job you take on. Libraries hold Events, and Events hold anything smaller: clips and/or Projects. We’ve mostly been dealing with clips so far: importing them, keywording, selecting, and rating parts as Favorites. To put those clips in the right order and make a movie, you need to make a Project, which you can think of as your timeline, edit, or sequence. Each Project will be trimmed, finessed, finished, and exported to a final deliverable file.

Remember — the overall job is held in a Library, and each edit you deliver is called a Project...