Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating still images, part of Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x.
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- While stills can provide a fun or…important addition to your story,…the viewer might lose interest if you just sit on a still.…Why not take the time to direct the viewerer…to what you think is important…to see in each still?…And at the same time correct…something that might be distracting.…You can do that quite easily using…the Ken Burns cropping effect in Final Cut Pro.…Let's take a look at the current project.…This contains the individual stills…you chose and placed in order,…your previous movie along with the music.…
But rather than just sit still on each of these stills,…let's go ahead and make some changes.…If you select the first clip and then select crop,…you notice than an option bar appears…with Trim, Crop, and Ken Burns.…The first trim option allows you to literally…cut away certain portions of the image.…The second crop allows you to maintain the aspect…ratio but simply choose a different part of the picture.…And Ken Burns allows you to create a…starting point with the green outline…and an ending point with the red outline.…
This course is part of a series that looks at documentary editing from the point of view of three different editors in three different editing applications. For more insight on editing documentary projects, take a look at Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer and Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro.
Note: This course was updated to reflect the changes in the Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x update. Although the course was not re-recorded from scratch, we updated each of the movies by adding text overlays to guide you through existing changes. We also updated the exercise files to work with the most current version of the software. If you are running an earlier version of Final Cut Pro X, please watch Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9.
- Interpreting a creative brief
- Logging interviews and organizing footage
- Pulling selects and focusing ideas
- Assembling scenes into rough cuts
- Creating a title graphic sequence
- Animating images
- Tightening clip timing
- Compressing and exporting multiple files