Join Lonzell Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Correcting problems with exposure, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
In this exercise we are going to tackle what is probably the most common video…problem around, over and under-exposed shots. The first thing we need to do is…apply the Color Correct filter. So go to the Effects tab in the browser and…open the folder named Color Correction and drag the Color Corrector to the…first clip in the sequence. Double click on the first clip so we can access the…filter controls in the Viewer by clicking on the Color Corrector tab.…Since we are going to be working mostly in the Viewer and Canvas windows, go…ahead and maximize the viewing area by switching to the Compositing layout.…
The Color Correction controls can also be accessed through the filters tab in the…Viewer but I find this view to be very cluttered and more difficult to work in.…So I like to use the visual controls to perform the bulk of my color correction…work. At the very top of the Visual controls, you have the ability to toggle…the filter off and on. Moving to the right, you can actually keyframe Color…
- 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.
Final Cut Pro 7 Essential Trainingwith Abba Shapiro6h 24m Beginner
Final Cut Pro 6 Essential Effectswith Larry Jordan9h 7m Intermediate
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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