Join Connor Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating lower thirds, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
Lower 3rds are great ways to identify speakers in your video productions and…are very easy to create in Final Cut Express. What we are going to do is create…a Lower 3rd that identifies our on-air talent and the organization that she is…associated with.…Go to the Generator menu and choose Text > Lower 3rd. As you can see we have two…lines of text that will allow us to place the name and some extra information…at the bottom. I am going to go ahead and edit the text into the Timeline and…load it into the Viewer.…
In the Controls tab, in the Text 1 field, let's type the name, which is…Kristin, and in the second field I am going to type Wine Enthusiast. We need to…turn on the Title Safe Overlays. And let's adjust the placement of our text…again by turning on Image+Wireframe and repositioning the Lower 3rd. I am going…to leave the Font type and Size as is right now.…If you are looking in the Canvas, you can see that the text is a little…difficult to read. To fix this, first I am going to place a drop shadow by…
- 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
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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