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Displaying event data


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Final Cut Pro X Essential Training

with Ashley Kennedy

Video: Displaying event data

Once you have the tools to appropriately categorize and search for your footage, there are just a few more things about the event library that you should know before starting the editing process. Let's take a look. So we have our event here, our Farm to Table event, and if you want to hide your event library area right here, you can do so by clicking on this toggle switch right here, and this just gives you a little bit more real estate if you don't need your event library information. We'll go ahead and show it, though.
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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

Displaying event data

Once you have the tools to appropriately categorize and search for your footage, there are just a few more things about the event library that you should know before starting the editing process. Let's take a look. So we have our event here, our Farm to Table event, and if you want to hide your event library area right here, you can do so by clicking on this toggle switch right here, and this just gives you a little bit more real estate if you don't need your event library information. We'll go ahead and show it, though.

And to the right of that is a gear with a dropdown menu which allows you to view the event data in various ways. So, as you can see, by default it groups the different events visually by what drive they live on or disk. So you can see here that I have my Mac hard drive, my Media drive. If I click this off, those go away, and I'm just looking at the events without any drive indication. Let's put that back on. Now below that are options to display date information.

While data regarding a clips creation date isn't as useful for a narrative project, it can be really great when you're working with documentaries if you need to locate footage from a certain time period. So if I ask Final Cut to show information by year, notice that it puts on the year here, and no more information than that, so let's go ahead and filter it further to year and month, and so we see we have some September and some November dates here, and I can even go further Show Date Ranges in Event Library, and it's showing me kind of exactly when that footage is coming in.

So not a lot of date information here, I'm going to go ahead and turn that off, but this can be very useful if you have a lot of footage coming in over a longer period of time. Let's go ahead and Don't Group Events By Date, and I'll turn off my date ranges and below that I have the option of categorizing my events from the Most to Least Recent. But down here I have clip organization information. So this is events basically how the information in this setup is shown, and clips are over here in this window. So we have both Group Clips and Arrange Clips.

The difference between these are that when I'm grouping clips, a heading is placed above the categorized clip options, and when I'm arranging clips, there are no headings, the clips are just organized in the manner that you choose. So let's take a look. So let's choose to Group Clips by Duration. So, as you can see, we have the longest clips up here at the top, 1 to 10 minutes, and the shortest ones toward the bottom, 0 to 10 seconds, and you can see that everything has a heading.

So it allows you really quickly and easily find clips that match a certain duration. Now if you want the reverse of this organization, you just come in here and say Group Clips By and then say Ascending instead of Descending, and now we have all of the shortest clips up at the top and all of our longest clips grouped at the bottom. As you can see, we do have quite a few different grouping criteria that we can use here. For now I'm just going to turn this off. Now let's explore some arranging options.

I can come down to Arrange Clips By, and for example, if I want to arrange them by name, so alphabetically, I have got let's see that starts with a number so that comes first, or we should probably have our As and Bs here, all the way down to our Ws. Notice that there are no headings like there was in grouping, it's just simply Arrange the Clips in Alphabetical Order. If I want to reverse that, I can come down to Descending, and I get all of my Ws up here, change that back to Content Created for now, and Ascending.

So we're back to where we were. Now the last thing I want to show you about working with your event media is changing back and forth between Filmstrip View and List View. But so far we have been working in Filmstrip View, which is where we see the thumbnails of all of our clips. Again, I can use the slider here to show more visual representation related to the duration of the clips--drag that back over to the right here--but that's about it for showing any additional information.

If you need to know more about your clips, then you can switch to List View by pressing this button here. As you can see, there are many columns of data you can display. I can drag this over, and you can take a look at all the ones that are here by default or you can actually customize what columns you see by right-clicking here and choosing the options that you want from this list. So if I have input data on shot and take information, I can display that, and here it is.

You can move these around by simply dragging back and forth, like so. You can also remove them by right- clicking and just unchecking, like so. One thing about List View, if you need to remove a clip from the Keyword collection you'll want to do it in this view. So let's see, if I want to come in to this one right here where I have this clip, and I want to take it out of the Farmer's Market, I could just right-click and say Remove All Keywords, and that keyword disappears.

So that's how you would want to remove a keyword from a clip. So real quick, I am just going to add this back into the correct Keyword collection, Farmer's Market, it's back, there we go, and I will go back to thumbnail view, and we're ready to go. Okay, so as you can see, there are quite a few options for viewing your event and clip data in Final Cut Pro. It's good to know these useful techniques so that you can customize various options to make your media retrieval process that much more efficient.

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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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