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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

Applying and using audio effects

To make audio sound clearer, or make voice more robotic, or to compress dynamic range, or distort it in all kinds of crazy ways, you need audio effects, and you'll learn about many of them here. As you might expect, audio effects function much like video effects, and are found at the bottom of the same Effects Browser interface pane. There's a wild variety of included effects (including many from Apple's Logic Pro) and third-party effects are also supported, so you'll be able to cover most tasks.

Important note

Audio effects can be added to individual clips, to components of clips, or to many clips at once. While we'll approach this simply at first, applying effects to entire clips, you'll find out how to deal with more complex workflows in the following section, Using Roles with audio.

In this section, you'll discover the basics of audio effect editing, find out how to access some of the more adventurous...