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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. What is a cutaway usually used for?
  2. What kind of clip is usually used for a cutaway?
  3. What happens when you hover over the timeline and press Q?
  4. What's different about connecting audio as compared to video?
  5. If you bring in a clip without audio, what is visually missing in the timeline?
  6. What is not shown on the trim cursor when trimming the edge of a connected clip?
  7. What can be used to group connected clips so they can be easily rearranged?
  8. How do you reposition a connection point?
  9. What key can you hold down to override connections?
  10. What is it called when the Out point of a source clip has priority in an edit rather than the In point?