Join Lonzell Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the Browser window, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
Think of the Browser window as the great organizer of all the content that you…will use to build your show. This is the area where you will access all of the…video footage that you have captured from your camera or DV deck, all of…the audio files that you will be using in your project and still photos from…your desktop. Before you can begin working in any window in the Final Cut…Express interface, you must first select it by clicking in it. So go ahead and…click in the Browser window.…As you can see there is already two folders in the Browser. One for Video and…the other for Audio. The actual name for these folders are Bins. Bins will help…you keep all of your project elements organized and I can't stress enough how…important it is to see organized as you are creating your video project.…
There are a number of ways that you can view the contents of the Browser…depending on your particular need or work style. Each view will reveal…different information about the clips that are housed in the bins. Right now…
- 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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