Join Lonzell Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the Canvas window, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
The next window we need to discuss is the Canvas, which is located in the top…right portion of the Final Cut Express interface. This area is where you will…monitor the progress of your show. It will allow you to see edits and effects…that you will implement as you build your program. Notice as I drag the…playhead in the Canvas that its movement is mirrored by the playhead in the…Timeline window. This allows you to preview specific areas of interest within…the edited sequence.…At the very top of the Canvas lie the tabs for each sequence in your project.…The controls located underneath are nearly identical to those in the Viewer…window and allow us to change the magnification of clips as well as activate or…deactivate clip overlays, just as we discussed in the Viewer window. The only…difference is that the duration and time pertain to the entire Timeline…sequence and not just individual clips.…
In the top right corner of the Canvas window is the button shaped like a film…camera. This is the Toggle Video Out button. If you have the camera or deck…
- 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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