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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


This chapter looked at a variety of high-level ways to swap out one clip for another. With the best planning and careful shooting, you can capture multiple angles at once, and then switch between them on the timeline for a simpler, more flexible editing experience. With or without Multicam, you can present your clients with extra options on the timeline, either through simple visibility toggles, full clip replacement, or the more powerful and more complex Auditions.

If these high-level solutions don't give you enough flexibility, then there are tricks you can use to give you more, and we'll cover these in the next chapter. There, you'll learn how to throw your media into Compound Clips early in the process, grouping parts of a timeline into their own little bubbles and making revisions easier. You'll also discover the lower-level Relink feature, see how to navigate in new and useful ways, and make sure that the client review is a simple, error-free process...