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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 easiest way to stop editing a text element?
  2. Which four principles are important in title design?
  3. Which command lets you save text properties for reuse?
  4. If you drag on the green circle on 3D text, which axis are you rotating around?
  5. Which 2D title lets you apply your own blur, position, scaling, and opacity animations to text?
  6. What happens when you add a transition to a connected title?
  7. Which title extracts date information from the clip it's connected to?
  8. Which generator creates a black background by default?
  9. Which closed caption format is popular online?
  10. If the delivery destination doesn't support closed captions, what can you do to include captions?