Join Connor Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Using filters, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
Final Cut Express has a number of effects plug filters for you to choose from…to give your video an extra pop. You have your standard fair such as blurs and…wipes, and your more stylized effects like Bad TV and Solarize. If you don't…find what you are looking for in this line up, there are plenty of third party…plug-in options online that you can purchase and beef up your effects library.…Let's go to the Effects tab and open our Video Filters.…Just like the transitions library, the real-time effects are involved and you…will find that many of these effects are real-time. When you get to some of the…more complex effects, you will have to render. I am simply going to drag the…Gaussian Blur filter to my first clip on the Timeline and as you can see as…soon as I drop the effect you get an immediate result. If we load this clip…into the browser, we can access the filter controls.…
One more thing I want to draw your attention to is the fact that in order to…see the changes you are making to your clip in the Timeline from the Canvas…
- 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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