Join Lonzell Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of video transitions, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
Final Cut Express has quite a variety of video transitions to choose from and…if you don't find the right transition for the job in Final Cut, there are many…third party vendors online where you can purchase new ones and some of them are…even free. Starting out, many new editors rely too heavily on fancy transitions…to add a kick to their videos. Knowing when to use the appropriate video…transition can be crucial to the success of your show. If you are setting a…dark, ominous tone for a scene then you may not want to choose a flamboyant…transition like a cube spin. Perhaps what you need is a nice, long dissolve or…fade to black or even a sharp dip to color to create suspense.…
With that being said, the occasional over the top transition for a sports…highlight reel may be exactly what you need. The key is to know the difference.…What we have here is a series of shots depicting a day of surfing at the beach,…played over a piece of music you can find in Apple Soundtrack Pro.…A short simple cross dissolve would probably suffice for this entire sequence,…
- 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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