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Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing

By : Iain Anderson
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Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing

By: Iain Anderson

Overview of this book

Final Cut Pro (also known as FCP, previously Final Cut Pro X) is Apple’s efficient and accessible video editing software for everyone, offering powerful features that experienced editors and novices will find useful. FCP is the quickest way to transform your raw clips into a finished piece, so if speed is important, make this a key tool in your editing arsenal. Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing is a comprehensive best practice guide for all editors. You’ll not only learn how to use the features but also find out which ones are the most important and when you should use them. With the help of practical examples, the book will show you how typical footage can be assembled, trimmed, colored, and finessed to produce a finished edit, exploring a variety of techniques. As you progress through the book, you’ll follow a standard editing workflow to get the feel of working on real-world projects and answer self-assessment questions to make sure that you’re on track. By the end of this Final Cut Pro book, you’ll be well versed with the key features of this app and have all the tools you need to create impressive edits.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Section 1: Importing and Organizing
Section 2: Rough Cut to Fine Cut
Section 3: Finishing and Exporting


Hopefully, this chapter has opened your eyes a little to what a modern editing program can do. If you've come from iMovie, this is probably the point where you realized just how much more power you have here. Rolling, Slipping, advanced keyboard trimming, and number-based edits are just some of the features you've now learned, and mastering these will give you new solutions to the problems you'll encounter as an editor.

The next chapter expands your options further, showing you how to work with multicam footage, how to replace one clip with another, and how to use the unique Auditions feature to give you additional flexibility — especially handy with clients who don't know what they want yet. Options ahoy: read on.