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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

Review questions

  1. What's the shortcut to create a Compound Clip?
  2. If the contents of a Compound Clip are changed, what happens to instances of that Compound Clip within Projects?
  3. Why might you consider using Multicam Clips instead of Compound Clips?
  4. What command duplicates Compound Clips within a Project?
  5. What's a common reason for relinking failing?
  6. If you relink a file then give your Library to another editor and they see a Missing File icon in its place, what didn't you do?
  7. If you select the Position tool, then drag a Primary Storyline clip on top of another Primary Storyline clip, what happens?
  8. If you make a clip shorter with the Position tool, what is created?
  9. What feature shows all the clips in the current timeline in a vertical list?
  10. What color is a completed To Do Marker?