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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

Rearranging your clips

This basic part of the edit — putting things in the right order — is very important, yet deceptively simple. FCP makes it hard to get this wrong, because it’s hard to break up a clip by accident, and the Magnetic Timeline means that you won’t leave any gaps unless you add them on purpose.

If you’re new to editing, this probably doesn’t seem too strange. You’re putting clips in order to tell a story, so why would you want to leave gaps in that story? It’s probably a little jarring for new editors to realize that simply rearranging clips is actually not a simple operation in most other non-linear editing systems (NLEs). One of the key innovations of Final Cut Pro was to make it easier for you to experiment with your edit, letting you rearrange your clips without worrying about breaking anything.

If you’re an experienced editor used to juggling clips up and down to avoid clip collisions across...