Join Connor Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the tools, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
The last two components of the Final Cut Express interface that we need to…discuss are the Tool palette and the Audio Meters. The Tool palette provides…the tools that enable you to perform tasks such as selecting clips and trimming excess video.…The Selection tool enables you to move clips around the Timeline as well as…make selections. You can even adjust the length of the clips by clicking and…dragging from either end. Moving downward, you have other options such as the…Edit Selection tool and the Select Track Forward tool.…Next, you have a series of Trim tools, which we will dive deeper into when we…start refining our edits in a later chapter. In many ways the trimming tools…are the essence of non-linear video editing because they enable you to find…your story by chipping away the excess footage from your video clips allowing…you to achieve tightly edited scenes.…
If I click and hold down one of these tools, we can see a list of secondary…tools that are actually hidden under the visible tools. The Roll tool will let…
- 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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