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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

Syncing media from multiple devices

If your production was recorded using multiple devices, either with multiple video cameras or a video camera and a separate audio recorder, you'll want to sync up any media files that belong together. If you've shot with a single camera and a separate audio device, you might choose to make a Synchronized Clip. But for two or more video angles or multiple audio sources, you should use a Multicam Clip.

The process for making either of these two clip types is similar and usually relies on similar audio being recorded on each of these devices. If this is not possible, there are other syncing methods available, including timecode, and you can always manually sync if needed. As mentioned in Chapter 2, Before the Edit: Production Tips, the best way to make sure that the audio works as a synchronization method is to make loud noises on camera. A loud action that is both visible and audible to all devices, such as clapping a classic clapperboard...