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Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X gives video editors a comprehensive tour of the new tools and the interface makeover for Apple's premier video editing software. It showcases the differences from Final Cut Pro 7 and paves the way for a painless upgrade experience. Author Abba Shapiro covers the new interface and workflows in Final Cut X, the magnetic timeline, connected clips, and the deep integration of color correction and sound editing.
This course helps experienced Final Cut Pro editors understand new ways of performing traditional editing techniques. New terminology and new tools for performing editing functions are also clarified.
Well, that completes our course on migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X. I know that this migration can be quite daunting, because I myself had to migrate from Final Cut Pro 7 to X, and there are a quite a lot of changes. In addition to what you've been able to learn in this course, I'd like to point you to some additional resources that can help you continue to grow. One of the best places to start is under the Help menu in Final Cut Pro. If you go to the Help menu, you can actually open a copy of the complete user manual, which is keyword searchable.
In addition to this you can also load the keyboard shortcuts and go to a webpage, which will list all supported cameras. Another important step to remember when working with Final Cut Pro X is to download additional content, you can do that from the Final Cut menu or when you run Software Update, you'll achieve the same objective. Let's take a look at what happens when you run Software Update immediately after installing Final Cut Pro. As you can see, there is additional supplemental content for Final Cut Pro, content for Motion if you purchased the application, as well as additional ProApps QuickTime codecs.
Go ahead and run Software Update and install these items. If your computer is not connected to the Internet, I advise that you connect it on a regular basis and make sure you have the latest operating system and the latest updates. If you need additional resources, the World Wide Web is great for Final Cut Pro. Let's take a look at some of my favorite web sites. The number one location is Apple's Final Cut Pro web site. As a matter of fact, you don't even need to type in all the WW and http. Just type in Final Cut Pro and you'll go directly here.
What's great about this is you can find out about technical specifications to run Final Cut Pro, as well as any new features. I found the Tech Specs page one of my favorite pages to go to, because I can find exactly the requirements to run Final Cut Pro, as well as Motion and Compressor. Also accessible from this page is the View Resources button. This is where you can find third-party plug-in tutorials and other useful resources. At this point there's a limited number of plug-ins available for Final Cut Pro X, but this will grow in time and this is a great place to start.
The next web page I want to take you to is Apple's Final Cut Pro FAQ. As a migrator from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X, you have a lot of questions and you're looking for a lot of items that you may not be able to find because it has one name and you're looking for the old name. You also may have questions about Apple's roadmap. The FAQ answers many of these questions and check back regularly, because it may be updated. If you have further questions about Final Cut Pro, it's really good to join one of the communities that discuss this.
One of my favorite ones is the Creative Cow. If you go to the Creative Cow, you can communicate with other users of Final Cut Pro X in its forums. And finally, see if there is a Final Cut Pro user group located near where you live. A great user group resource is one of the original user groups, the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group. Here you'll not only find articles about Final Cut Pro X, there's a forum, as well as the latest news on Final Cut Pro X. I hope these movies have been helpful as you've been migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X. A lot more of it is the same than it is different.
I'm Abba Shapiro, and thanks for watching.
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