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Final Cut Pro X Essential Training
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Collaborating and archiving


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Final Cut Pro X Essential Training

with Ashley Kennedy

Video: Collaborating and archiving

In this movie, we will talk about the various ways you can copy and move your project data, which can help you collaborate with others as well as efficiently archive your program. I'm going to just select my 12.3 project, but not go into it. And I am going to come up to the File menu and examine some of these choices down here, starting with Duplicate Project. Now the keyboard shortcut here is Cmd+D, so most of the time you'll just select your project and press Cmd+D. But when you do this, you have several choices here.
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  1. 6m 16s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      5m 16s
  2. 23m 30s
    1. Understanding the world of nonlinear editing
      5m 2s
    2. Understanding how FCP X works: A new take on story creation
      1m 48s
    3. Taking a tour of the FCP X interface
      8m 59s
    4. Accessing additional tools
      6m 23s
    5. Getting to know the projects for this course
      1m 18s
  3. 24m 41s
    1. Creating and organizing events from scratch
      5m 20s
    2. Organizing footage with keywords and ratings
      8m 19s
    3. Performing searches and creating Smart Collections
      4m 59s
    4. Displaying event data
      6m 3s
  4. 42m 11s
    1. Playing and marking clips in preparation for editing
      7m 16s
    2. Understanding different types of editing tools
      6m 20s
    3. Making the first edits: Using Insert and Append edits
      7m 31s
    4. Changing shots: Using Overwrite and Replace edits
      5m 54s
    5. Performing video- and audio-only edits
      3m 45s
    6. Moving clips within the primary storyline: Swapping shots and creating gaps
      3m 28s
    7. Removing material from the primary storyline
      3m 44s
    8. Understanding timeline navigation: Snapping, skimming, zooming, and panning
      4m 13s
  5. 23m 58s
    1. Trimming clips: Using the Ripple tool
      9m 9s
    2. Manipulating transitions: Using the Roll tool
      5m 36s
    3. Changing clip content and position: Performing Slip and Slide edits
      5m 40s
    4. Using the Precision Editor for fine trimming control
      3m 33s
  6. 14m 2s
    1. Connecting clips to the primary storyline
      7m 0s
    2. Understanding the features and limitations of Connected Clips
      3m 40s
    3. Working with secondary storylines
      3m 22s
  7. 31m 23s
    1. Adjusting the audio level and channel configuration via the Inspector
      8m 47s
    2. Keyframing audio in the timeline
      4m 57s
    3. Repairing audio problems automatically
      5m 25s
    4. Adjusting audio EQ
      4m 46s
    5. Recording audio
      4m 4s
    6. Syncing audio from multiple sources
      3m 24s
  8. 25m 6s
    1. Nesting and breaking apart clips
      4m 1s
    2. Performing quick extractions using Top and Tail edits
      6m 16s
    3. Auditioning clips to try multiple editing options
      4m 9s
    4. Working with markers
      4m 57s
    5. Customizing the keyboard and workspace
      5m 43s
  9. 14m 28s
    1. Syncing your multicam group clips
      6m 47s
    2. Performing a multicam edit
      3m 53s
    3. Refining the multicam edit
      3m 48s
  10. 1h 26m
    1. Working with basic motion effects: Transform, Crop, and Distort
      10m 32s
    2. Using motion effects with still photos and graphics
      6m 25s
    3. Adding and adjusting transition effects
      7m 46s
    4. Adding and adjusting video effects
      6m 26s
    5. Adding and adjusting audio effects
      4m 30s
    6. Keyframing video and audio effects over time
      6m 18s
    7. Copying and pasting effect properties
      4m 15s
    8. Creating and adjusting titles
      7m 18s
    9. Working with generator effects
      6m 46s
    10. Adding animated themes
      4m 7s
    11. Creating freeze frames
      3m 51s
    12. Using speed effects to retime clips
      8m 2s
    13. Working with layered Photoshop files
      6m 19s
    14. Understanding rendering options and preferences
      4m 4s
  11. 36m 15s
    1. Analyzing footage for problems
      3m 49s
    2. Following a proper color correction workflow
      10m 29s
    3. Apply multiple color corrections to clips
      3m 41s
    4. Using color correction templates
      3m 11s
    5. Using automatic color correction tools
      6m 15s
    6. Performing secondary color correction with color masks
      4m 30s
    7. Performing color correction adjustments using shape masks
      4m 20s
  12. 18m 54s
    1. Taking a closer look at the import and analysis options
      5m 56s
    2. Importing from cards and file-based cameras
      4m 14s
    3. Importing iMovie projects and events
      1m 58s
    4. Capturing from tape
      3m 18s
    5. Making a tape archive
      3m 28s
  13. 16m 13s
    1. Managing events between different drives and destinations
      6m 13s
    2. Managing render files
      2m 56s
    3. Collaborating and archiving
      7m 4s
  14. 34m 38s
    1. Sharing projects using presets
      7m 41s
    2. Exporting a hi-res QuickTime movie
      3m 46s
    3. Using Compressor to export with custom settings
      7m 54s
    4. Exporting a still image
      1m 22s
    5. Exporting to DVD or Blu-ray with chapter markers
      5m 33s
    6. Exporting stems out of the timeline using roles
      8m 22s
  15. 14m 1s
    1. Solving offline media problems
      10m 29s
    2. Troubleshooting data and settings corruption problems
      3m 32s
  16. 3m 28s
    1. Next steps
      3m 28s

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Final Cut Pro X Essential Training
6h 55m Beginner Mar 14, 2013

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Learn how to build and refine your story with the redesigned editing toolset in Final Cut Pro X. In this course, author Ashley Kennedy focuses on getting you comfortable with each aspect of the editing process in Final Cut—from preparation and organization, to editing and refining, to audio and effects, to media management and exporting. Each stage of the postproduction workflow is explained thoroughly and concisely, and uses real-world examples from both narrative and documentary workflows.

This lynda.com course and its exercise files are not compatible with Final Cut Pro X v10.1 or later. If you are running Final Cut Pro X v. 10.0.8 or 10.0.9, please do not upgrade your software to v10.1 if you would like to use these exercise files. For more information, please see the FAQs tab.

Topics include:
  • Understanding nonlinear editing
  • Creating and organizing events
  • Organizing footage with keywords and ratings
  • Playing and marking clips
  • Performing Insert, Append, Overwrite, and Replace edits
  • Moving and removing clips
  • Trimming in the timeline: performing ripple, roll, slip and slide edits
  • Working with connected clips and multiple storylines
  • Adjusting audio levels, EQ, and more
  • Performing a multicam edit
  • Adding and animating video and audio effects
  • Working with motion effects, speed effects, titles, themes, and generators
  • Performing primary and secondary color correction
  • Importing and analyzing footage from multiple platforms
  • Managing media and project data
  • Sharing and exporting projects
Subjects:
Video Video Editing
Software:
Final Cut Pro
Author:
Ashley Kennedy

Collaborating and archiving

In this movie, we will talk about the various ways you can copy and move your project data, which can help you collaborate with others as well as efficiently archive your program. I'm going to just select my 12.3 project, but not go into it. And I am going to come up to the File menu and examine some of these choices down here, starting with Duplicate Project. Now the keyboard shortcut here is Cmd+D, so most of the time you'll just select your project and press Cmd+D. But when you do this, you have several choices here.

First, you can name it, so I'll just name this "v2", and then you choose the Location, but I am going to take a look at these three choices here. The first one is Duplicate Project Only. This will just create a duplicate project in your Project Library. This option won't make any sort of duplication in my Event Library whatsoever, so no media duplication. So this is generally what you want to do at the end of every editing day so that you have a version copy of your project from day-to-day. So in short, this is just making a copy of your sequence for versioning.

Option two, Duplicate Project and Referenced Events is going to duplicate the project just like before, but it's also going to duplicate every event that contains media that I'm working with in this project. Now this is really useful if you're still working on your program but you want to make sure to take all of the event media with you, because you're not sure what you'll end up using. Then you have option number three, Duplicate Project and Used Clips. This is going to perform the duplication and only bring along the clips that are in the project. Now this is what you would choose if you needed to move a project and were finished with your program and knew you didn't need any more clips from any of the events.

So instead of copying the entire Event Library, it actually forms a brand-new Event Library and puts the used clips in it. You can name this new event right down here and then let's take a look at Include Render Files. If you want to move render files now and not render later, then go ahead and check this, or you can move less now and render later. It's up to you. If you do choose to move your render files, you at least should make sure to perform the render file housekeeping first just like we learned in the last movie.

For our purposes right now I'm just going to duplicate the project, no event media. And I'm going to not include the render files, and I'll say OK. And you can see that this is the copy. Let me go back up to my File menu and take a look at a couple of other options here. Move Project, when I choose this I get something that looks a lot like duplicate, but usually when you move you're moving something from one drive to another. So if I wanted to move this project to--for example my Backup Drive--I could, and then I could choose to move the project only or its Referenced Events.

If you do include Referenced Events, however, just be careful when you're moving stuff around. Because if you move an event it actually does move, so you want to make sure that you don't have other projects referencing the event that you're moving. So again just be aware and be deliberate when you're managing your media. I am going to Cancel here. And then coming back up to the File menu, below that I have Merge Events which we talked about in a previous movie, but then we have Consolidate Project Media. I could choose this if my project is not on the same drive as the events it references.

Then it just moves everything to the same location. Now notice that when I choose this right now, it says there is nothing to consolidate because my project and events are on the same drive, so I am good to go there. And the last thing I want to discuss under File is Move Project to Trash, again Cmd+Delete, this is also available if I was to just right-click on my project and Move Project to Trash. And then also notice there are several other right-click functions in here, Duplicate Project, Consolidate Project and so on. So I'll go ahead and delete this, because I don't actually want that version 2.

Now there will be those that tell you that you should generally perform any project or event duplication and moving within Final Cut. However, it is totally possible to do this at the finder level as well, you just need to be careful. So let's take a look. Let me minimize Final Cut, Cmd+H, and I'm going to open up my Media Drive here and my Backup Drive which is where I want to bring everything. So I know that I need to transfer two things over: the Final Cut Events and Final Cut Projects folders. And I know that each of these folders needs to go in a special location.

If I'm moving it to my system drive, then it needs to go into the movies folder, but in this case I am moving it to you my Backup Drive so it just needs to go at the root directory of this drive, so right here. Now if there is no Final Cut Events and Final Cut Projects folders over here already, and I want to move everything over, then I can just select both of these and then drag. And then everything is copied over, and I'm good to go. For right now I'm not going to do this, because I want to discuss something else. Let's say that the drive I am transferring it to already does contain one or both of the Final Cut Project or Final Cut Events folder. Or maybe I don't want to transfer absolutely everything over.

So what do I do then? I am going to simulate this, I have in here a Final Cut Events and Final Cut Projects folder. Let me move that to the root directory. Now I want to move specific events and specific projects over, I do already have at least one event and one project in here. So now I can't just drag and drop, because then that would be overwriting. So, I am just going to go inside of the Events folder and drag over only the event that I want to copy. In this case, maybe I want to drag over my Farm to Table Event, so I would just drag this right into the Final Cut Events folder that already exists there, release, and it's copying over.

Then as far as the projects go, do the same thing. I just go into my Projects folder, and I have quite a few folders in here because I wanted to organize this for your exercise files. But if I went into my Chapter 12 folder, and I know it's in here, so this is the project folder, all of the projects are actually folders. There are important files within here, I have this project file as well as these Render Files. But I am just going to select this Project folder and then drag it into Final Cut Projects. And I can do that for each and every project that I want to drag over.

If I want to drag over the entire Chapter 11-14 segment, or maybe all of them, I would just select them and then drop them in the Final Cut Projects, because I can drag over projects plus their parent folders, That's not a problem at all. In this case, I am not going to do that. As you can see, there are quite a few options for getting project data where you need it, whether it's because you just need to move or archive a project, or whether it's because you're working with other people, and you need to give them your material. Regardless, you should be able to do what you need. Just be sure to be aware and be deliberate in your actions.

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Q: Why are the exercise files not compatible with my version of Final Cut Pro X?
A: The exercise files for this course require Final Cut Pro X 10.0.07 or higher. Final Cut Pro X upgrades are free in the Apple App Store and we recommend upgrading your software if you are able.

 

Q: The exercise files aren't working for me in Final Cut Pro X 10.1.
A: This lynda.com training and these exercise files are not compatible for FCP X v. 10.1 OR 10.0.7 and earlier versions of the program. If you are running FCP X v. 10.0.8 or 10.0.9, please do not upgrade your software to v. 10.1 if you would like to use these exercise files.
 
Note: We are currently in the process of updating this training to be compatible with v. 10.1 and later, but that training won’t be available for several weeks. We appreciate your patience as we optimize this training.
 
FYI: If you’ve already upgraded to v. 10.1 and would like to use these exercise files, then it is actually possible to work with them to a limited degree. Simply follow the directions in the “Using the Exercise Files” movie of this course to place the Final Cut Events and Final Cut Projects folders in the appropriate location. Then, from within FCP X 10.1, choose File > Update Projects and Events. Choose Locate > and navigate to the appropriate location.  Your projects and events will be updated, but the file structure won’t mirror the experience within the current training.  If you are new to FCP X, it will likely be confusing to follow along through some of the training.  Again, we recommend that you check back for this training in several weeks to get the optimal experience.
 
Also, because FCP X exercise files are not backward compatible, you won’t be able to use the exercise files if you have FCP X v. 10.0.7 or earlier. You will need to upgrade to v. 10.0.9. Apple only offers 10.1 in the App Store, but if you have not yet upgraded to OS X Mavericks, you can click the Install button for 10.1 and the App Store will ask if you want to download an older version of the software (10.0.9). If you have already upgraded to Mavericks, unfortunately downloading FCP X 10.0.9 is not possible.
 
 
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