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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

9. Consider Your Options: Multicam, Replacing, and Auditions

"Moving from a traditional NLE to Final Cut Pro X gave me the freedom to think like an artist instead of an engineer."

— Gabriel Spaulding, Video Editor, ACE Enterprizes

This chapter is all about switching one shot for another, whether you're switching angles, switching takes, or switching to something entirely different. The editing techniques vary, but the outcome is the same: making the best edit you can by using the best shot available for any particular moment. A shot you choose might be great, but if the client prefers another, you'll want to know how to switch in that new shot with the least pain. There are simple and smart ways to work, and if you shot your footage with multiple cameras, you'll approach things in an entirely different way.

This chapter will show you the best ways to work with Multicam, and many techniques for how to explore your options with...