Join Connor Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing from iPhoto, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
Bringing your pictures in the iPhoto is a great way to prep your still photos…before importing them into Final Cut Express. So what we are going to do is…drag the entire folder named Photos on to the iPhoto program in the dock.…As you can see, all of our photos have been imported into iPhoto. To open a…photo for adjustment, simply double-click on one of the images. Now if you're using…iPhoto version 6.0, all you have to do is click on the option at the bottom…that's labeled Adjust to access the image Adjustment tools.…If you are using iPhoto version 7, which is part of iLife '08, click on the…pencil icon that says Edit. Then choose Adjust. As you can see, there are many…tools here that can be used to enhance the image. Such as brightness controls,…saturation, and exposure settings.…
You also have Effects templates that can help you achieve a specific aesthetic or…field that you may be going for. Let's go ahead and raise the Saturation level…on this photo to really bring out the colors. Next, we want to crop the image…
- 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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