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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

Three-point editing and more

You may not have considered it, but most edits are defined in terms of the source clip (which part of a clip you want to use) rather than the timeline (where you want the clip to go). However, it’s possible to prioritize the timeline instead, and this is sometimes called “three-point editing” because technically, at least three points are defined every time you add a clip. It’s a traditional method, and here, you’ll learn about how to mark part of the timeline to receive a clip and how to connect or overwrite a clip to that region.

So far, we’ve added connected clips in a somewhat haphazard, less controlled way by selecting a few seconds of a clip and then pressing Q. That means that the three points are the In (1) and Out (2) on a Browser clip, plus an In (3) point on the timeline.

But you can flip that “source clip dominance” around by explicitly placing two of those points on the timeline...