Join Connor Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the timeline, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
The Timeline is where you will actually build your movie. So in essence, it's a…graphical representation of the nuts and bolts that have come together to make…your movie. There are many things to talk about in the Timeline but to start we…are only going to cover the essentials, so you can get up and running with your…own projects. So let's get started.…At the very top lies the Sequence tabs. If you have more than one sequence you…will see a tab representing each of them. To access them all you need to do is…click on the appropriate tab and the contents will open up in the Timeline.…
Just underneath you will find the RT real-time controls.…Now these are the same controls that we configured earlier in the system…preferences in the playback control tab. So we have already configured this by…setting our RT to Unlimited. The video quality is set to Dynamic and we will…dive much deeper into these options when we tackle the topic of effects…creation in a later chapter.…To the right is the Duration field, which has the ability to show us how long…
- 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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