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Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X
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Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X

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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.
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  1. 4m 13s
    1. Welcome
      1m 18s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 55s
  2. 16m 47s
    1. Touring the new interface
      7m 58s
    2. Running Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X on the same machine
      4m 45s
    3. Preferences and settings
      4m 4s
  3. 37m 12s
    1. Importing and analyzing media from a folder on your computer
      7m 47s
    2. Importing media from a camera storage card
      3m 54s
    3. Importing video from a tape-based camera
      3m 12s
    4. Organizing media in the Event Library
      6m 31s
    5. Organizing and keywording clips
      10m 1s
    6. Viewing clips in the Event Library
      5m 47s
  4. 59m 20s
    1. Creating and managing projects
      6m 45s
    2. Performing basic edits in the Primary Storyline
      8m 36s
    3. Editing in the timeline, including Ripple, Roll, Slip, and Slide edits
      6m 36s
    4. Adding and adjusting audio
      9m 21s
    5. Editing B-roll with connected clips
      5m 0s
    6. Creating compound clips as an alternative to nested sequences
      2m 13s
    7. Legacy editing paradigms
      3m 31s
    8. Fine-tuning with the Precision Editor and performing three-point edits
      6m 22s
    9. Using favorites to create subclips
      6m 54s
    10. Using markers
      4m 2s
  5. 38m 45s
    1. Adding and adjusting transitions
      8m 22s
    2. Creating titles
      7m 13s
    3. Applying motion effects to clips
      7m 34s
    4. Retiming clips to create speed effects and creating freeze frames
      7m 11s
    5. Making color corrections
      8m 25s
  6. 14m 17s
    1. Exporting from Final Cut Pro X
      6m 11s
    2. Advanced exporting using Compressor
      2m 10s
    3. Collaboration and archiving
      5m 56s
  7. 3m 26s
    1. Next steps
      3m 26s

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Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X
2h 54m Beginner Jul 11, 2011

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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.

Topics include:
  • Touring the X interface
  • Running Final Cut Pro 7 and X on the same machine
  • Importing and analyzing media
  • New editing methods (including append and connected clips)
  • Timeline editing (including ripple, roll, slip, and slide edits)
  • Adding audio
  • Fine-tuning with the Precision Editor
  • Adding and adjusting transitions
  • Creating titles
  • Applying motion effects to clips
  • Performing color corrections
  • Exporting
  • Archiving and collaboration
Subjects:
Video Video Editing
Software:
Final Cut Pro
Author:
Abba Shapiro

Next steps

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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