Join Connor Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing iMovie '08 projects, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
Now that you are becoming acquainted with Final Cut Express, you may want to…locate a previous project that you have cut in iMovie and bring it into Final…Cut Express to add some professional polish to it. Importing iMovie projects…into Final Cut Express 4 from iMovie '08 is done a little differently than it…has been in the past. Now, it starts within the iMovie application itself. As…you can see, I have a project with a series of five shots. A very simple…project. In order to bring this into Final Cut Express so that you can take…advantage of a more professional feature base, go to Share > Export Final Cut…XML. There is some very important information to be pointed out here in the…Export XML box. All of the transitions in your project will be changed to Cross…Dissolves. Titles, voiceovers, sound effects and music tracks will not be…exported and neither will be cropping or any animated effects, such as the Ken…Burns effect. I will go ahead and name the project, then choose Save.…
Going back to Final Cut Express, we need to go to Import and choose XML from…
- 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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