Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing

Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing : A step-by-step guide to smart video editing with FCP 10.6

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A comprehensive, best practice guide from Apple Certified Trainer Iain Anderson, with illustrated step-by-step instructions to explore a Final Cut Pro editing workflow from shoot to delivery

Key Features

Explore the best ways to use FCP, from importing and editing to finishing and exporting the final cut
Unlock the power of editing in the magnetic timeline to make huge changes or subtle adjustments
Finish with pro-level color correction, tracking, effects, transitions, audio, titles, and captions

Book DescriptionFinal 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.

What you will learn

Understand the media import process and delve into media management
Effectively organize your footage so you can find the right shot quickly
Discover how to assemble a rough cut edit
Explore trimming and advanced editing techniques to finesse and finalize the edit
Enhance an edit with color correction, effects, transitions, titles, captions, and much more
Sweeten the audio by controlling volume, using compression, and adding effects
Share your final edited video and archive the job

Who this book is forThe book is for creative professionals, anyone starting out in video editing, and editors switching to Final Cut Pro from another video editing system. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, you'll find this FCP book useful. All you need to get started is familiarity with macOS.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 796 pages
  • 75 x 93 x 40.13mm | 1,342.63g
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1839213248
  • 9781839213243
  • 3,718,904

Table of contents

Table of Contents

Quick start: An Introduction to FCP X
Before the edit: Production Tips
Bring it in: Importing your Footage
Sort it out: Reviewing and Keywording
Choose your favorites: Selecting, Rating, and Searching
Build the Spine of the Story: Quick Assembly
Cover it up: Connections, Cutaways and Storylines
Neaten the edges: Trimming Techniques
Revisit your choices: Auditions, Replacing and Relinking
Explore a little: Compound Clips and Timeline tricks
Play with light: Color Correction and Grading
Refine and smooth: Video Properties and Effects
Blend and Warp: Video Transitions and Retiming
Boost the signal: Audio Sweetening
A few words: Titles and Generators
You're done: Exporting your edit and finishing up
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About Iain Anderson

Iain Anderson is a trainer and freelance editor based in Brisbane, Australia. Among other things, Iain is an Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro X, a lead trainer for macProVideo, a tutorial creator for CoreMelt, a videographer, an editor, an animator, a writer, a designer, and occasionally a coder of Apple Watch and iPad apps. In the past, he's created animations and live videos for Microsoft, virtual islands in Second Life for government, and screensavers for fun.
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