Join Lonzell Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing to the beat, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
Whether it's to a beat or an emotion, every edit has a rhythm. And just one…out of place cut can leave you scratching your heads, wondering what you meant…to say. If you talk with an experienced music video editor, they will tell you…that beat and verse lay a distinctive blueprint for edits. Musical cues can help…an edit appear more natural, or supply your edit more impact. By using the Slug…Generator in Final Cut Express and creating through edits to musical cues,…you can strategically place video clips where you want them in the sequence…without having to build up the entire Timeline first. This way, you can place…your best shots throughout the entire sequence using the Slug as placeholders,…instead of using your best stuff at the beginning, then finishing weak like…most novice editors.…
As you can see, I already have a music track from Sound track Pro in the…Timeline. So what we need to do is lay some blank slug into the video track one.…But before we do so, go ahead and lock audio tracks one and two…
- 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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