Join Lonzell Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing music from a CD, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
By using iTunes you can easily convert 44.1 KHz audio files from a CD into the…higher performing DV sample rate of 48 KHz. But before you begin using music…you have purchased on iTunes or from a new CD you have brought, be aware that…this music is copyrighted and you can get in a lot trouble for using them in…your projects.…You may have purchased the album, but you don't own the rights to the music.…There are many royalty free music libraries out there where you can purchase…music and edit them into your video projects without any legal ramifications.…
If you need more information, visit www. copyright.gov, so that you are aware of…copyright laws.…If you want to bring music in from a CD, place the CD in the computer and…iTunes will automatically launch. If the music file is on the desktop, you can…simply open up the iTunes application. What we need to do is configure the…preferences so that it will convert the audio files into 48 KHz audio, before we…use them in a Final Cut Express.…For this example, I have inserted a CD. Go to iTunes in the menu bar and choose…
- 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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