Join Connor Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Boris text, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
Boris Title 3D is another tool in your arsenal for creating text in Final Cut…Express. There are some similarities with the generator controls, but Boris 3D…has a few more controls that you may find to work better.…I have opened the project named Boris_ Text and I am looking under the Generator…menu and going to Boris Title 3D. Under the Controls tab, click on the Title 3D…icon where it says Click for options. The window opens and we can now add text…into the field. The bottom half of the interface gives you the ability to make…changes to the text. We can select our text and make it bold, italicized,…underlined, or all of the above.…
The dials let you skew the text along the X and Y axis and you can also change…the size of the font or the font type. The next tab is for alignment and we can…make the text wrap or go from top to bottom or create a reverse mirror effect…by choosing right to left reading and change the direction of the characters.…The following tab is for Fill, and we can choose to fill our text with color or…
- 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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