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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

with Abba Shapiro

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If you are a premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library or if you are watching this tutorial on a DVD- ROM you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. The exercise files have been compressed to a ZIP file. Unzip the file and you'll see a folder labeled Exercise Files. If you open up this folder you'll see two folders inside. One says Final Cut Events; the other says Final Cut Projects. If you go to your main hard drive and inside your Movies folder you may see folders with the same name.
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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

Using the exercise files

If you are a premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library or if you are watching this tutorial on a DVD- ROM you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. The exercise files have been compressed to a ZIP file. Unzip the file and you'll see a folder labeled Exercise Files. If you open up this folder you'll see two folders inside. One says Final Cut Events; the other says Final Cut Projects. If you go to your main hard drive and inside your Movies folder you may see folders with the same name.

This will occur if you've launched Final Cut Pro X and played with it a little. If you've never launched Final Cut Pro X, these files won't be there. First I'll work on the assumption that you've launched and played with Final Cut Pro a little bit. If you click on the Final Cut Events folder in your Movie folder, you may see folders inside. If you drag the entire Final Cut Events folder from your Exercise Files folder into your Movies folder, you would erase any media that you may have imported. So I suggest you open up the Final Cut Events folder inside the Exercise Files and drag the Everybody Dance Now folder directly into Final Cut Events in your Movies folder.

Now when you launch Final Cut Pro X you'll have the media for Everybody Dance Now, as well as any other media that you may have already imported. If you don't want to be distracted by your additional media go ahead and move any folders other than the Everybody Dance Now folder into another location on your hard drive and Final Cut Pro X won't see it. When you are ready to work with that media again just go ahead and drag the files back in. You may also have a Final Cut Projects file if you've opened the Final Cut Pro X and created new projects.

In this case the folder is empty. If you look in the Final Cut Projects folder in your Exercise Files folder you'll see project folders that reflect many of the movies that you'll watch. Simply select all and drag the contents of that folder into the Final Cut Projects folder. Now if you've never launched Final Cut X before, neither these folders will exist. In that case it's simply a matter of copying both the Final Cut Events folder and the Final Cut Projects folder directly into your Movies folder. I am going to go ahead and close these windows by hitting Command+W and launch Final Cut Pro X.

Now not only have we learned how to move our Exercise Files into Final Cut Pro X, you've also learned a little bit more how Final Cut Pro works with media and project files. As you can see, all of our project files are now available for you to use when watching the movies as well as in the Events Library all the media is already online. If you are a monthly subscriber or an annual subscriber to lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files. But that's okay. You can follow along from scratch with your own assets.

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