Join Lonzell Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Transferring AVCHD footage, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
New to Final Cut Express 4 is the ability to capture footage from hard drive…based or memory card based AVCHD Camcorders.…The AVCHD format records footage as digital files. So you are not really…capturing in the same sense as you would with tape, but transferring the…footage. A very important thing to know here is that AVCHD is only supported by…Intel based Macs. These new camcorders use a USB connection to the computer.…It will then convert the files from the MPEG 4 format to the Apple…Intermediate Codec.…
To get started, we need to make the necessary physical connections. Connect…your AVCHD Camcorder to your computer using a USB cable, then power on the…camera, and put it in Play mode or VTR mode depending on your camcorder. I am…going to create another bin and name it AVCHD and set it as my Capture bin.…Now, we are ready to make the transfer. Go to File > Log and Transfer, and the…Log and Transfer window appears.…You should automatically be able to see the clips that exist on your camera in…
- 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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