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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

Adding your media in a few different ways

Since Chapter 5, Choose Your Favorites: Selecting, Rating, and Searching, where you organized your media with Keywords and selected the best parts as Favorites, you’re way ahead. Now, you’ll finally learn how to add things to a timeline, creating the first stage of a rough cut. You’ll learn how to add real clips (and placeholders with the keyboard and with the mouse).

To summarize, you’ll be selecting each clip you want to add, one at a time or as a group, and pressing E to add it at the end (append), W to insert it, or dragging and dropping. But the process is (of course!) more subtle than that, and you’ll learn why you’d want to add clips in these ways, how to fake it if you don’t have your media yet, and why keyboard shortcuts are often the way to go.

Appending with a button or shortcut

On the left side of the central bar in the interface, you’ll see the word Index, then four...