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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

10. Explore a Little: Compound Clips and Timeline Tricks

"FCP X has been at the core of my creative life for nine years now, and every year, this tool has surprised me. It's crazy fast, remarkably dependable, and oddly FUN to use.

Since I switched to it, I constantly look forward to my editing work with a new level of inspiration. And after all these years in the trenches, THAT is a remarkable thing to be able to say."

— Bill Davis, 30-year editor, narrator, and producer, Southern California

Feeling confident? With everything you've done so far, you're able to import and organize your shots, create a new Project, add clips to it, remove parts of those clips, connect new ones above, trim, Roll, Slip, and Slide the right parts of clips into the right places, and replace one shot for another in many sneaky ways, and you know about Multicam too. After this chapter, you'll also be able to wrap up parts of your Project for reuse elsewhere, navigate...