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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

Advanced title techniques

In this section, you'll learn how to find and replace text across all titles, how to retime titles to insert pauses or control speed, and how to reuse a complex composite of several titles and other elements. While you won't use these techniques in every Project, if you ever have to incorporate bullet points or correct a typo in someone's name, these are the tools you'll need. You'll also discover how to use Drop Zones to include a clip as part of a title. First up, replacing text.

Replacing text in titles

Text replacement is quite easy, but it's still worth mentioning. To replace one word with another in a Project (or all Projects), follow these steps:

  1. Choose Edit > Find and Replace Title Text to see this:
    Figure 15.40: Here, I'm searching for an abbreviation and replacing it

    Figure 15.40: Here, I'm searching for an abbreviation and replacing it

  2. In the dialog that appears, type in the word(s) to search for and the replacement.
  3. Click Next to move to the first instance...