Join Lonzell Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Compositing, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
Final Cut Express gives you the added power of combining multiple video tracks…to create dynamic effects through compositing. Compositing is a relatively easy…way to add some sophistication to your video projects. But these effects are…somewhat intense and will require some rendering. Notice that we are using both…the track 1 and video 2 tracks to create this effect.…When compositing, I suggest that you enable Unlimited RT and you will need to…toggle on the clip overlays as well. Composite Modes use the color and…brightness of each layered clip and determines how they will interact with each…other on Timeline. The default Composite Mode for clips are to be opaque so…when I place the clip on the video track 1 and 2 in the Timeline with the…playhead parked over each one them, you will only see what's on top. By using…the Opacity Overlay in the video clip, we can begin to modify the clip's…transparency by percents revealing the clip in track 1.…
By using the Composite Modes, we can further tweak the aesthetic of this effect.…
- 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
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?
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.
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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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