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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

16. You're Done: Exporting Your Edit and Finishing Up

"I enjoy using FCP X so much I wanted to let the world know about it. So, I made a documentary."

— Brad Olsen, Director, Off The Tracks:

Once you've exported your video, that's it, right? Well, probably not. You (or more likely your client) might decide to rethink a color treatment, or trim a few frames, or fix an unfortunate typo. Unless you're very lucky, the first export is rarely the last, but it's OK to loop back around, tweak a few edits, change a few settings, and send out a version 2, 3, or 14. (Just don't send anything called "final", because it won't be.)

Once the review process is over and the finished Project is ready to show to the world, some of you will want to give away your work for free to as many people as possible, and many others will need to deliver it quietly, to a private audience. Either way is fine, and we&apos...