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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


You've exported a compressed file, then many more, and finally had your edit approved. Maybe you did that many times today. Maybe you exported a higher quality version for someone else to work on, or collaborated with someone on another continent. Maybe you archived an older job, or brought one back to make a change, or used a third-party app to transcribe an interview or create a wild and crazy background.

These might be the final steps in one edit, but they aren't your last. You've chosen a crazy industry with many niches to fall into, one which can make people happy or change minds, not just sell sugar water. Editing can be one of the most interesting challenges a creative mind can tackle, so get out there and make something amazing. You can.