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Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing - Second Edition

By : Iain Anderson
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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

Duplicating Projects

Final Cut Pro saves all the time in the background: everything you do is saved automatically as you work. The one downside is that if you were to make a crazy, experimental change and then suffer a crash, you could lose some work. For safety, it’s therefore best to duplicate a Project before you make significant changes, and certainly before you begin a new round of changes based on client feedback.

These are the steps to duplicate a Project:

  1. Click once in the Browser pane to give it focus.
  2. Right-click on your current project in the Browser, then choose Duplicate, press ⌘D, or use the small menu to the right of the project name in the central gray bar.
  3. Double-click this new Project to edit it, and check that its name is showing in the middle of the interface.

That last step is important: always immediately double-click on the new Project to make sure you’re editing the newest version. If you forget, you’ll continue...