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Keyframe Video and Audio Effects Over Time in Final Cut Pro X

Keyframing video and audio effects over time provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by… Show More

Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9 Essential Training

with Ashley Kennedy

Video: Keyframe Video and Audio Effects Over Time in Final Cut Pro X

Keyframing video and audio effects over time provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ashley Kennedy as part of the Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9 Essential Training
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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. 29m 5s
    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 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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Keyframing video and audio effects over time provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ashley Kennedy as part of the Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9 Essential Training

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Keyframing video and audio effects over time

So far in this chapter, we have been exploring how to apply effects to clips in which the change we create is applied for the entire duration of the clip. Sometimes, however, you want to make an effect come in gradually, or leave abruptly, or even both. Fortunately through keyframes, we can change an effect over time in either gradual or abrupt manners. Let's take a look. All right, so I'm going into 9.6, and let's open up the Effect browser. And let's say that we want our first shot here to come in with sort of an aged antiquated look and then just slowly come into full color the way it is right here.

So, what I am going to do is apply Aged Paper and Aged Film to this shot. Let's open the Inspector, Cmd+4, and if we want to make any Global adjustments, I am going to do that now. So, I think it's a little much, so I'm going to sort of bring it down, like so. and bring back the Aged Film a little bit. Okay, so this is kind of what it's going to look like when the shot opens. But of course we need to dial it down as the shot progresses so that we come to full color.

So what I am going to do is park at the very beginning, and we first have to set a keyframe to store these full on values. So, what I am going to is come up to Aged Paper, and I'm going to select keyframe, Add a keyframe, so this is the keyframe that's going to store the full value, and I'm going to press it here, and here, and here. So one keyframe isn't going to do us any good, we need multiple keyframes to actually produce a change over time.

So about right here, I am going to set my next set of keyframes like that. I think what we'll do is get rid of it completely, and take away all the amount and then right here, take it away as well. So, we should be progressing from our Aged Paper, Aged Film look, slowly to our full-color shot. Okay. It works really well. In this case, we only added two keyframes, one at the beginning and one halfway through.

But you can add as many as you want. You can have this effect going full strength and then back to 0 and then halfway, many times throughout the duration of the effect. It's totally up to you. If you do have a more intricate keyframe animation or if you'd like to see how multiple effects are interacting with one another, you will probably want to show it here in the timeline. The way you do that is you just click on the clip and then right-click and choose Show Video Animation. Notice that Show Audio Animation is also available, so if you wanted to keyframe your audio effects, you certainly could.

Keyboard shortcut here is Ctrl+V, so I am just going to select that, and let's take a look at what we have got here. Now, as you can see, we have an entire stack of keyframeable effects, and you'll recognize most of them. We have our Trim, our Transform. We haven't talked about color yet, but you can see you can keyframe color. But here are our two effects at the top, Aged Paper and Aged Film. Notice that each one of these effects has a blue light over here to enable and disable it. So, as I do this in the stack here, also notice that it is performed here in the Inspector.

Also notice that if I change the order of the effects in the Inspector, the order is likewise changed here. So I am going to move that back actually because I want the paper processes first. And we can see the various keyframes here in this view. Now, depending on the effect, there may be a dropdown menu where you can choose which parameter within this effects you want to change. So right now we're affecting Mask Size, we can also affect Amount. Some of them like, Mask Size, allow you to open it up even further into this graphical view where we can take a look at our keyframes and then drag them up and down accordingly.

If this Graphical View is not available, then you just have to click on this keyframe and then come up to the Inspector and adjust your amounts, like so. So that's how that works. Sometimes, you get to do it here in the timeline, and sometimes you need to interact between the timeline, and the Inspector. So let's actually take a look and see how this is looking. We have got the general effect going. But I think with Mask Size let's go ahead and do a little something here.

Let's start with this all the way down to 0. And then right here let's go ahead and add a keyframe and make it come up abruptly. So what I am going to do is I can either just drag this up, like so, and you can see that a keyframe was added for me. Let me undo that, Cmd+Z. Notice that I can also hold down Opt, and as you can see, I have the indication that I can add a keyframe with that little diamond to the right of the cursor. And I am going to click, and I add a keyframe, and I can just drag up, like so.

So now this is how it's opening up. Okay, so we kind of have this vignette coming up, and then we gradually have everything else coming on. Okay, so I think that's looking good. Also, one last thing, we again have these little knobs here, and we have seen these before in audio, but they also work in video. Let me just come down to Opacity so that I can show you how this works. Let's go ahead and open up my graph, and here's my little knob.

If I just drag this over like this, this is going to be a ramp of coming up from totally black to full opacity. So it's just a way to quickly fade your clips up and down. And then to close your stack, you just click on this X and the Video Animation tool has gone. But all the work that we did in there is retained. So, as you can see, adding keyframes is an effective way to intimate your effects, allowing them to change over time in exactly the way that you want.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9 Essential Training .

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Q: Why are the exercise files not working, and why does my interface look different than the one in this course?
A: This course and its exercise files are not compatible with Final Cut Pro X v. 10.1 or later. If you are running v. 10.1 or later, please watch Final Cut Pro X 10.1.1 Essential Training.  





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