- Adjusting the workspace and preferences for any video creator
- Bringing content in from outside sources, including tape, photos, and iMovie '08 projects
- Creating a story through storyboarding, editing with audio cues, and setting transitions
- Understanding the difference between Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro
- Using LiveType 2 to create engaging titles and credit rolls
- Performing background replacements with chroma keying
- Creating effects with FX plug-ins
Skill Level Beginner
- [Voiceover] Hi, this is Lonzell Watson, professional television director and producer. I'll be the instructor for your lynda.com essential training for Apple Final Cut Express 4. The purpose of this course, is to give you an extensive overview of the post production process as it pertains to Final Cut Express 4, so that you can immediately go out and create your own video work of art. This training has been laid out to follow the same workflow that I use personally as a professional video editor. You'll also practice how to put your story together by storyboarding and creating rough cuts of your movie.
Then we'll refine that rough cut into a polished professional presentation and add sleek animated titles with Apple LiveType. After we complete our tour of the Final Cut Express interface, I'll show you how to create some attention grabbing video by creating effects using chroming, advanced composing, animating still photos, customizing special effects, and creating custom transitions. Last, but definitely not least, what's good in having an amazing piece of video if no one sees it? So we'll wrap up by showing you how to serve your video for the web, for DVD distribution, and for playback on the iPod.
You'll learn all this and more in Final Cut Express Essential Training from lynda.com. Now let's jump in and--
Q: After changing the Mac OS X Expose keys to dashes as instructed in the tutorial, the Expose keys -F9, F10, and F11- retain their Expose functions and override the Final Cut keyboard shortcuts. Why have the keys kept their original functions?<br />
A: After setting the Expose Settings to dashes, go into the Mac OS X System Preferences and choose Keyboard. Once there, click on the Keyboard tab, then click to check the box "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys.” This should release F9, F10, and F11 from their Expose functions and allow them to be uses as editing keys in Final Cut.<br />
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1. Getting Started with Final Cut Express
2. Understanding the Interface
3. Importing Footage
4. Putting the Story Together
5. Fine-Tuning the Edits
6. Editing the Audio
7. Adding Video Transitions
Adjusting video transitions5m 27s
8. Correcting Color
9. Creating Effects
10. Adding Titles
11. Delivering the Story
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