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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

Preparing for sharing

One of the two main ways to finish off a video is to export the final file yourself, and that's what you'll learn to do in this section. First, you'll prepare your file for sharing by making sure the video and audio are within legal bounds. Next, you'll actually share out a file suitable for uploading. Finally, you'll drag it into a browser (or use an app) and upload it to whatever sharing services or other apps you want to send it to. There are other workflows, too, and you'll discover them on the way.

Performing final checks

Before you share your video more widely, it's an excellent idea to take one last look over it. You'll have seen your timeline many times by now, and if you have any spare time before your deadline, spending some of that time on an entirely different Project (or away from the computer altogether) will buy you a fresh perspective. With eyes and ears open, watch your timeline and judge whether every...