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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 are the three main panes of the Color Board?
  2. What's the best way to objectively assess image data?
  3. Which term is used to describe brightness values that go beyond traditional limits?
  4. Which modifier key should you hold down to make sure you are looking at the right clip in the Inspector?
  5. How do you manually choose a white or gray point in Balance Color?
  6. If an image is slightly underexposed, how would you fix it with the Color Board or Color Wheels?
  7. Which Luma curve increases contrast?
  8. What are two ways you could change the color of only the blue areas in your image?
  9. Which command allows you to paste only some clip attributes onto another?
  10. Which free third-party title allows you correct color for many clips at once?