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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

What's next?

Indeed, what is next? Though there's been so much in this book already that your brain may have exploded, this section will give you a few jumping off points to consider what the editing experience might be like for you a few years from now. While the core editing experience is likely to remain the same, there's always going to be something new on the horizon, and it's good to keep an eye on what's possible.

In this section you'll find out where you can learn even more about editing and discuss the issues with other editors. You'll find out a few places to discover and download new plug-ins, play with new technologies such as 360° editing — a really fun thing that hasn't quite taken off yet — and also learn about helper apps to make the editing process even more fun.

The future's bright, and while it might not be evenly distributed, it's good to know what's coming next.

Predicting future...