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FINAL CUT PRO VIDEO EDITING SUITE REVIEW Slide 2 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW GETTING STARTED: Start by clicking the Final Cut Pro (FCP) icon in your dock. Wait for FCP to load. Slide 3 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW If you are starting a new project, you need to IMPORTmaterial to work with: If you are working with still images, movies, or music already on your computer, then you need to import those files Go to IMPORT FILES, then find your files in the finder window and import them Slide 4 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW If you are starting a new project, you need to IMPORTmaterial to work with: If you want to work on movies that are on the camera, you will need to import those movie files from camera Go to IMPORT FROM CAMERA, then find your movies in the camera import window when it opens. Select the movies you want by clicking on them. Hold down shift to select multiple movies. Slide 5 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Once you have selected your movie(s), they will highlight in yellow, then click import selected. Slide 6 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Before FCP starts importing your movies, it will ask you where to store them: Add your movies to an existing event (find your event) Create a new event for your movies (start a new one and name it) HINT: An event is basically a folder that stores your video files. It is not a project. Slide 7 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Next, wait for your movies to import to the computer. As your movies import, youll see an orange line at the bottom of the movie clip and a clock icon showing progress of import When the movies are imported on stored on the computer, youll see the orange line at the bottom of the movie clip, but no clock icon HINT: Dont exit out of the camera import window until all clips have been imported to the computer! Line and clock Slide 8 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Once your footage is captured, close the camera import window. Look for your imported movie clips in the EVENT WINDOW HINT: If you dont see your clips in the event window, check the events library Slide 9 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Now, we need to create a new project Label your project Slide 10 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Now, youre ready to make a new movie! Slide 11 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW If you are resuming work on a project youve already started, you need to: 1.find your saved project (or timeline) in the PROJECT LIBRARY and 2.find your old raw footage in the EVENT LIBRARY 1 2 Now, youre ready to resume editing your movie! NOTE: If you get this icon, it means you did not import the footage properly last time and youll need to import it again! Slide 12 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Lets look at the different FCP windows youll use Slide 13 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Show Project Library: Allows you to access your project timeline or another project timeline Lets look at the FCP on-screen icons (tools youll use) Slide 14 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW When youre in the project library Project Library Controls: You can create new folders and new projects. Click on the blue reel to go back to the timeline editor Slide 15 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW The Timeline: This is where you place the video clips and audio you want to use and mix them together. You will see the graphical display of the scenes in your edited sequence/movie) Clip Appearance: Allows you to adjust how you see your sequence in the timeline. For example, do you want to see large thumbnails of the video and a graphical representation of the audio levels? Then use the 4th icon in. Time: Shows you how long your video sequence is. Tracks: You can add multiple video and audio tracks and stagger them. Zoom: Zoom in on tracks. Slide 16 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Multitrack Editing in The Timeline: Heres what it looks like when you stagger using multiple tracks. The track with the yellow border is the track that is selected and the one I can edit. The video track on the top (or highest) track is what will be shown in your final video Slide 17 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Editing B Roll into The Timeline: To keep your main audio track from your A Roll (or main track) and use other video (or B Roll) in place of the A Roll video, while keeping the A Roll audio A Roll B Roll 1. Detach the B Roll audio from the video 2. B Roll audio will break off and appear below the A Roll track 3. Highlight and delete the B Roll Audio Slide 18 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Editing Tools TOOLS YOULL USE OFTEN Select: Tool used to select a clip and move it (Shortcut is: A) Trim: Tool used trim the beginning or end of a clip by dragging the clip in and out at the ends (Shortcut is: putting your cursor at the beginning or end of clip) Range Selection: Tool used to select a a portion of a clip (Shortcut is: I and O) Blade: Tool used to cut a clip (Shortcut is: B) Zoom: Tool used to zoom IN and OUT on timeline (Shortcut is: command +/-) TOOLS YOULL USE OFTEN Select: Tool used to select a clip and move it (Shortcut is: A) Trim: Tool used trim the beginning or end of a clip by dragging the clip in and out at the ends (Shortcut is: putting your cursor at the beginning or end of clip) Range Selection: Tool used to select a a portion of a clip (Shortcut is: I and O) Blade: Tool used to cut a clip (Shortcut is: B) Zoom: Tool used to zoom IN and OUT on timeline (Shortcut is: command +/-) Slide 19 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW The Insert Timeline Tools (For Creative Effects, etc) Slide 20 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Insert Timeline Tools: Video Effects Browser The video effects browser (highlighted above in blue) allows you to insert or add different types of video effects to your video Slide 21 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Insert Timeline Tools: Photos Browser The photos browser (highlighted above in blue) allows you to insert or add photos to your video on the fly Slide 22 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Insert Timeline Tools: Music and Sound Browser The music and sound browser (highlighted above in blue) allows you to insert or add music and sound effects to your video Slide 23 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Insert Timeline Tools: Transitions Browser The transitions browser (highlighted above in blue) allows you to insert or add transitions (like dissolves or wipes) between the clips of your video Slide 24 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Insert Timeline Tools: Titles Browser The titles browser (highlighted above in blue) allows you to insert or add text (or titles) to lay over your video Slide 25 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Insert Timeline Tools: Generations Browser The generations browser (highlighted above in blue) allows you to video placeholders of different colors, textures, or themes to your video Slide 26 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Insert Timeline Tools: Video Transitions Browser The video transitions browser (highlighted above in blue) allows you to add video pre-produced video effects to your video to help it look more professional as you transition from clip to clip Slide 27 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Insert Timeline Tools: Clip Inspector The clip inspector allows you to open up a window next to the preview window. Within the clip inspector window, you can make adjustments (like color) to the video clips or audio (like fading or panning) you have in the timeline. Whatever you have selected (bordered in yellow) will show in the clip inspector. Slide 28 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Insert Timeline Tools: Clip Inspector Video Controls Clip Inspector allows you to adjust the video effects you have put on your video. It allows you to further control the transform, crop and distort options. It also allows you to adjust the color of your image manually or using pre-sets if you click on Correction 1 under the color tab Slide 29 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Insert Timeline Tools: Clip Inspector Audio Controls You can use the clip inspector when audio is highlighted in the timeline to make audio adjustments. You can adjust the master volume of the audio track. You can add effects or enhance the audio. You can also fade in/out and pan L/R your audio by click on the yellow triangle and adding keyframes to the audio track. The keyframes will show up as small gray triangles and act like envelopes. Slide 30 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Insert Timeline Tools: Clip Inspector Title Controls Customize FONT, SIZE, add EFFECTS like a stroke (border for text), an outer glow or drop shadow. Type in your title text Choose from stylized font templates Slide 31 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW The Preview Window: Playback Controls: Allows you to Play, Fast Forward, Go to Beginning, or Go to End of Video. HINT: use the spacebar to play! Transform: Allows you to resize entire image or place it in a different part of the screen Crop: Allows you to crop or delete a part of the image so you can get rid of unnecessary background footage Distort: Allows you to distort the way an image looks on the screen Slide 32 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW The Windows Drop Down Menus (along the top): Edit Menu: Can use for copying and pasting, undoing and redoing, etc. Dont forget that shortcutscommand Z, C, V, and X all work in Final Cut Pro File Menu: Can use for new projects, new folders, duplicating a clip, importing files or footage, etc. Slide 33 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW The Windows Drop Down Menus (along the top): Mark Menu: Can use for marking an in point and an out point on a clip for ease of selecting a specific portion of video. TIP: the keyboard shortcut I marks and in point and the O marks an out point! View Menu: Can use for zooming, turning on/off audio skimming (hearing the audio step by step as you edit), and turning on/off snapping, etc. TIP: make sure snapping is off! Slide 34 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW The Windows Drop Down Menus (along the top): Modify Menu: Within the modify menu, you can speed up a clip, or make it slow motion by going to retime. You can also reverse a clip to make it play backwards! Slide 35 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW The Windows Drop Down Menus (along the top): Window Menu: If you lose some of your controls; for example, you no longer see your timeline, go to the window drop down and make adjustments here. Slide 36 FINAL CUT PRO REVIEW Sharing Your