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Using the exercise files

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If you're a Premium Member at the lynda.com online training library, or if you're watching this tutorial on a DVD, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. The exercise files have been compressed to a zip file. Once you unzip the file, you'll see a folder called Exercise Files. If you open up this folder, you'll see two folders inside, Final Cut Events, which contains all of your media, and the Final Cut Projects folder, which contains all of your project data. You need both of these folders in order to effectively work in Final Cut Pro X.

Using the exercise files

If you're a Premium Member at the lynda.com online training library, or if you're watching this tutorial on a DVD, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. The exercise files have been compressed to a zip file. Once you unzip the file, you'll see a folder called Exercise Files. If you open up this folder, you'll see two folders inside, Final Cut Events, which contains all of your media, and the Final Cut Projects folder, which contains all of your project data. You need both of these folders in order to effectively work in Final Cut Pro X.

Now not only do you need both of these folders, but you need to put them in one of two very special locations for Final Cut to be able to see all of your media and projects. We are going to go over both of these locations. First of all, if you want to work off your internal drive, you need to put them in the movies folder on your system. So, I have that right here, and all you need to do is just drag and drop the folders right into the movies folder. I am not going to do this right now because I want to discuss one very special situation.

It's possible if you have already been working in Final Cut that you already have a Final Cut Event in the Final Cut Projects folder. So, you wouldn't drag and drop in that situation. Let me simulate this. I have here a Final Cut Events and Final Cut Projects folder, and I'll just move this into this location. Okay, so they are in the movies folder, and I can't drag and drop, because that would overwrite. So, instead, I am just going to reach inside of these folders and drag the contents. So, I am going to go to Events and just drag over at my Castles and Farm to Table events-- we are going to be working with two separate events in this course--and I am just going to drag back to Final Cut Events.

And then I can come over to Final Cut Projects, and inside there are some subfolders that I have organized per chapter. You don't have to reach and get those, you just can drag the entire Exercise Files folder over to Final Cut Projects, and that's good enough. Okay, so we have our Final Cut Events and Final Cut Projects populated correctly, I am going to go ahead and just open up Final Cut now, okay? And as you can see, on our Mac hard drive, we have our Castles events, and we have our Frame to Table event, and then we also our Swing Dancing event, which was the event that was there before we started.

If we come down to the Project Library, again, under my Mac hard drive, you can see that here's my Exercise Files folder, and then as we burrow into each of the chapters, we have everything organized, and this how you are going to follow it. When you are on Chapter 1, movie 3, you are just going to follow along by accessing the projects like so. And then we have our Swing Baby Project, which was there before we added anything. So, needless to say, if you don't want to see certain events or projects, you can just drag them out of the Final Cut Events or Final Cut Projects folders, thereby hiding them from Final Cut.

Let me show you that right now. I am going to click Final Cut Pro and then let's go ahead and go back into the Movies folder, and we'll just take Swing Dancing out. Okay, so I'll go ahead and just drag this into here, same thing here. All right, so now the only things in there are our Castles and Farm to Table Materials. Let's lunch Final Cut again, and the only thing that we see are our Castle and Farm to Table events, Swing Dancing has now been hidden because it's not in that special location.

Same thing for our projects. All right, so I want to show you the other location that you can put your events and media now. Again, I am going to click Final Cut Pro X, and I would like to show you what to do if you're working with an external hard drive. So, I am going to go back into my Movies folder, and because I actually moved my exercise files out of here, these are now empty. I am just going to grab the contents and bring them back over.

Okay, so now it's like we never put anything in the Movies folder. I am going to go ahead and just close that and so now we have our exercise files populated with everything. What I am going to do now is just open up my Media drive here, and I'm just going to drag my Final Cut Events and Final Cut Projects folders to the root directory of my Media drive. Now the root directory just means that they're not inside any other folders, they are at the top level. So everything is moving over. Again, if you do have a Final Cut Events or Final Cut Projects folder already on your Media drive, then you just copy the contents inside of those just like we did before.

So, everything is copied over, I am going to go ahead and lunch Final Cut, again, run the Media drive. So, watch for that when we open up the software. So, instead of looking at Mac hard drive, which is our Movies folder we're now looking at the Media drive, and again we have our Castles Event and our Farm to Table Event, and then again, we are not looking to Mac hard drive, we are looking at Media drive, and then inside there we have all of our various exercise files where we can go in and follow along. So, pretty easy, you just need to know where to put your materials.

Now if you don't have access to the lynda.com exercise files, then you should definitely follow along from scratch with your own assets. Let's get started!

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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. 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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