Join Frank Rohmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Insert editing and trimming, part of Photography Video Workflow: Final Cut Pro + Canon 5D Mark II.
Let's talk about a few practical editing techniques that you would normally get…to once your rough cut is done. Now in the previous lesson, I had asked you to…create your rough cut with all the clips down on the sequence ending in black…and of course, starting with black to just get the clips down on the sequence…that you want to use.…The next step would be to preview your movie. So you will want to take the play…head and drag it by just clicking on the top part, drag it to the very…beginning or push the Home key on your keyboard, now of course, we are not…going to see the black, but then you push Play.…
Now we haven't rendered yet so you will see black but then the first clip…appears and then the second clip appears, so on and so forth; what you are…probably going to discover is you either have clips in the sequence that you…don't want, or there are clips that you want to add to your sequence. Now we…have already covered how to get rid of clips, how to delete clips. Let me show…you how to add clips and then we are also going to talk about trimming the clips as well.…
Photography Video Workflow: Final Cut Pro + Canon 5D Mark II was created and produced by Frank Rohmer. We are honored to host his material in the lynda.com library.
- Preparing system hardware for editing HD footage
- Creating a Canon 5D Mark II project preset for HD video
- Transferring and importing Canon HD video files into Final Cut Pro
- Editing with three-point edits, drag and drop, and automated techniques
- Understanding transitions and filters for HD video
- Converting non-drop frame to drop frame for broadcasting
- Finishing a project out to DVD, Windows Media, Flash, or QuickTime
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the sequence in the "Auto sequence setup" chapter, the QuickTime video setting is set to H.264, after the instructor prompts us to import the movie into ProRes422 or similar. Therefore, my movie will be 422 and my QuickTime video compressor sequence setting is H.264. Shouldn’t the sequence be set to the same codec as the movie that has been imported?
A: The general rule is that you should edit your footage in the same codec that it was shot in unless you are shooting with a codec like H.264 (Canon, HDSLR cameras). Outside of the HDSLR circle, professional videographers will select a video camera that they believe has the best codec to shoot in. Once that selection has been made they'll typically leave the codec alone while editing.
In the case of Canon HDSLRs, the codec is very challenging to work with, hence the reason for transcoding to ProRes 422. Because H.264 is extremely tough for all editing systems, Canon recommends transcoding their H.264 native codec to ProRes 422. You don't have to do this. Final Cut Pro will edit either way.
Even if the sequence settings are different then the codec used, Final Cut Pro will allow you to go either way. You always have a choice. That's one of many reasons to use Final Cut Pro.