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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

Review Questions

  1. Which line moves with the cursor, the playhead, or skimmer?
  2. Where do you find the Better Quality and Better Performance playback options?
  3. Which view allows you to view and rearrange columns?
  4. Which of these keys does not play a clip forwards: J, space, L?
  5. What's the shortcut to move forward ten frames?
  6. Out of the three buttons to show or hide parts of the interface, which one shows or hides the Timeline pane?
  7. Can you apply more than one keyword to a clip?
  8. Which modifier key do you hold down to add a Keyword Shortcut?
  9. Where can you find the Anamorphic Override option?
  10. What's the shortcut to toggle skimmer info?