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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

Understanding cutaways

A cutaway is a term for a video placed above the main story to hide edits underneath. While a person in a video probably said the words they appeared to, they probably didn’t manage to say them all in the right order, without interruptions. Removing the ums, ahs, and pauses leaves visible jump cuts: two sequential shots with almost, but not quite, the same content. To hide the edits, an editor places a cutaway above the Primary Storyline, and while you still hear the words below, you don’t see the jump cut.

How does the editor find the right clip to “cut away” to? Usually, they use a B-roll that’s related to the current topic. An edit has to feel justified, so you can’t just put any old clip on top. This is why editors want relevant B-rolls; if you don’t have enough, you won’t be able to cover all of the edits you want to.

Not all cutaways are B-roll, though. You might cut away to a reaction shot such...