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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

15. A Few Words: Titles and Generators

"FCP X not only changed the lives of editors who use it in post production, it also changed that way those editors interact with directors/story-producers like me. I use it every day."

— Cirina Catania: filmmaker, host of OWC RADiO, a partner in Lumberjack System and most known for co-founding the Sundance Film Festival

Words are an important part of many videos, especially today. As more of us consume more video online, we're doing so in more places, often without audio, and augmenting the audio with words is a great way to compensate. Titles can be purely informational or can bring extra emphasis to important points, while captions allow anyone who can't hear your audio to understand what's being said. Generators fill in the gaps that your videos and photos can't, and give your work some extra flair.

In this chapter, you'll learn all about the process of choosing, adding...