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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


While some of the concepts in this chapter are simple, others are a little on the tricky side. I’ve long said that “a good user interface makes simple things easy and hard things possible,” and the unfortunate side-effect of connecting clips to other clips is that it can add complexity.

While it’s true that the same complexity isn’t present in a track-based editing paradigm, connections allow you to move a single clip in the Primary Storyline, move its connections automatically, and be sure that all other connected clips will stay connected to their parents too.

The unique parent-child connection here means that a connected clip always belongs to a parent, but that parent isn’t dragged around if its child moves. It’s not a locked group with both clips in charge; the primary clip is always the spine of the story.

Without connections, the lack of parent-child clip-to-clip linking means that it can be easy to lose sync...