Join Nick Harauz for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding effects in the project vs. the Angle Editor, part of Final Cut Pro X Guru: Multicamera Video Editing.
- You may want to perform some color correction or add effects onto clips in your multicamera project. Let's see the different ways we can do this and the benefits and disadvantages of each. I'm still in my interview project that we were working on in the last movie. One thing I just wanna show you is on this angle here, I wasn't really happy with the framing of the shot. You might be thinking one of things you can do is go to the inspector and play around with the scale of the shot there, the problem is it's only going to affect the one instance of this shot.
Let me show you that. I wanna select this clip. I'm gonna hit cmd + 4 to bring up my inspector. The inspector is showing us all the properties about the selected clip, and some of those properties are Transform settings. If this isn't showing, you simply can click over here the Show button and it will reveal all those properties. A handy trick if you want to actually scale or position this clip here within the viewer, you can click on this little button and you'll get a wireframe box that you're able to make those adjustments on the screen itself.
I'm just gonna make some manual adjustments here with the scale. I can scale about up just to get a little of a better shot, and maybe make a slight position change so everything seems a little bit closer. I'm pretty happy with that but the problem here is that it didn't happen on any of the other shots or angles. One solution to this, although this is not the best, is to copy the properties of this clip, you can go Edit, Copy, and you can then go over to another clip and then paste either the effects, that's all of the effects that come with this clip, or paste an individual attribute, i.e. if you just wanted to paste the scale.
If I go to Paste Attributes you'll see I can actually take my individual Transform settings and paste them over onto the clip, but it's still not solving our problem. I'll hit Cancel. The trick to solving this before is I'm gonna undo my Transform settings. When I hit cmd + z and cmd + z again just to get rid of those scaling properties, and what I'd like to do is double click this to open up the Angle Editor. Here are those two original angles that I started with, and what I wanna do is switch the current monitoring angle which is the establishing shot over to the monitoring angle here.
I'm gonna click on this to monitor the side shot. I'm then gonna select it and its settings are gonna show up in the Transform properties. Now, when I make the scale adjustment, it's gonna happen to the overall angle, and that's exactly what I want. Now, I am scaling above 100%. I try not to go over, this is a rule of thumb, about 113 to 114 so I don't see any quality loss. You could of course make this work for your workflow but I don't want it to go that much over or show pixelation.
I'm just making a general change to framing of this shot in the Angle Viewer so all of the actual cuts that I made in my project will have this change and it will be rippled through. To get back to the project, you can see I'm right now in the Angle Editor and there's a little arrow over here to the left. Let's go back in timeline history. You can see that change is made to this clip but that clip as well and that clip as well.
When making changes, it all depends on how you wanna do it, and the same thing works with effects or effects that you add from the Media Browser. Let's now go to the music video that we cut, I'm just gonna double click that music video, I'll open it up and we can see all of our decisions made here. Since we're pretty happy with all of those decisions, let me close out the Show Angles by going to View, Hide Angles so we can just see our final product.
I'm just gonna go over to one of these clips. If I go over to Effects, I can browse my Effects Browser. I wanna show you guys a really handy trick but one thing I'm thinking is that, I might wanna make this black and white. Here's this 50s TV look, it's only gonna affect that one instance of the shot. But a really handy trick here with effects is if you hold down the opt key, besides being able to skim and preview that effect is to hold down opt, and you can see how you can mix that effect in. It's awesome. You can go back and forth and see if you mix this effect in what it would look like.
This is like if it was half black and white, half with the original color, and you can do that with every effect in the Final Cut library. Again, so if I added this effect, I could select the clip here in the timeline, I could double click to apply the effect but only one instance. Your trick to get this to let's say the overall angle, I'll hit cmd + z to undo, is to double click any clip in your project, now you're in the Angle Viewer and you wanna apply it to whichever shot you wanna apply the effect, so to speak.
I'm gonna go here to my establishing shot, my first shot here, I'm gonna monitor that angle so I can see it up, just make sure I'm watching it, and I'm gonna apply the 50s TV effect to that, and it affects that one angle instance. If I go back to my timeline history, I'm back in my project. Every time you see that establishing shot throughout the timeline, it has that black and white effect. Now, I know what you're thinking, "How can I apply effects to my full projects?" That is the discussion of the next movie.
So join Nick Harauz in this course as he covers organizing media, creating multicam clips for interview and music video-style projects, and working with the specialized multicam options in Final Cut Pro X. With these tips and tricks, you'll be able to pull together your multicam footage into dynamic videos that maximize the impact of every shot.
- Explaining the multicamera process
- The benefits of optimized or proxy media in a multicam edit
- Importing, organizing, and naming clips and angles
- Exploring the various syncing strategies
- Working with the Angle Viewer and Angle Editor
- Adding, cutting, and switching between angles
- Working with effects
- Exporting a multicam project