Join Connor Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing photos, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
There will many times when you need to import photos into the Final Cut…Express. In general, this is a very easy process. One of the first things you…need to consider before importing photos in the Final Cut Express is the format…of the actual graphic that you will be importing.…Digital SLR cameras usually take pictures in a JPEG format, but if you can take…pictures in the TIFF format, I believe those work a little bit better with DV.…The quality just seems to be a little bit better. Go to File > Import > Files,…then navigate to the media folder and open the folder named Images, and open the…folder named Photos.…
Let's go ahead and import the photo named Beach into Final Cut Express. As I…place it in the Timeline, you can now see that the photo is 10 seconds long.…This is due to the user preferences that we talked about before. The green…render bar indicates that the photo will have to be rendered before exporting…the project. If you open the User Preferences and click on the Editing tab,…
- 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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