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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

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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

Connecting clips

Any time you add a clip above or below other clips, you’re connecting them — forming a parent-child relationship — and this section shows you how. While you might want to connect many types of clips (B-roll, sound effects, music, or titles), the most common thing to use as cutaway footage is B-roll video to cover an edit, and that’s where we’ll begin. After looking at connecting video, we’ll circle back to connecting audio and music and take a slightly deeper look.

Connecting visual B-roll

You shot plenty of B-roll, right? Assuming that you have the right shots and you’ve organized them, you’ll be able to use your keywords and favorites to quickly locate a shot that illustrates something being discussed by your interviewee. Here we go:

  1. Using Keywords and Favorites in the Browser, locate a relevant B-roll clip.
  2. Select a 3–5 second section of this clip.
  3. Selecting the right part of the...