Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing

By Iain Anderson
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  1. Chapter 1: Quick Start: An Introduction to FCP

About 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.

Publication date:
October 2020
Publisher
Packt
Pages
778
ISBN
9781839213243

 

Section 1: Importing and Organizing

In this section, you will understand what we are trying to achieve, in terms of bringing the footage in and organizing it for an efficient editing process.

This section comprises the following chapters:

About the Author

  • 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 hes created animations and live videos for Microsoft, virtual islands in Second Life for government, and screensavers for fun.

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