Join Connor Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Making subclips, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
Whether you are adding a dramatic narrative or piecing together a highlight…sequence for a sporting event, the variety of shots that you use in your…program can make the difference between a boring segment or one that can…really grab the attention of the audience and hold it to the very end. In many…circumstances, you may not be the one doing the shooting. So you won't have…much say in the acquisition of the footage. But your job as an editor is to use…the most compelling shots that you have been given to hold the viewer's…attention. You will mix wide shots with medium shots and extreme close-ups.…
Precisely cutting on the action to create natural edits without continuity errors.…In this scenario, we are looking for the most compelling footage we can find…from a leisure day of surfing to create a highlight reel. In the browser,…double click on the Surfing O3 clip to load it into the Viewer. Here, we have a…particularly long clip featuring two different surfers. There are two separate…shots that I want to use from this one clip. And for organizational purposes,…
- 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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