Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Marking the best shots to prep the edit, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x: Commercial Editing Techniques.
- Now that we favorited the best parts of each clip,…it's time to dig a little deeper…and identify the best takes.…Let's take a look at how to do this in Final Cut Pro 10.…Because I've already done this for you,…you can just sit back and watch this movie,…and enjoy the organized content from here on out.…As you can see, I've got my favorited material highlighted…on each and every one of my clips.…Lots of little green lines all over the place.…And if I come in to each one of my keyword collections,…you can see that all of the segments are marked…within each one of these categories.…
So we still see all of the footage…that we're not going to use.…So again, to isolate just our best parts,…I'm gonna come up to this menu here…and change it from All Clips to Favorites.…So now this is just those parts of the clips…that we are going to consider for our montage.…What I'm gonna do now is add markers…to the very best shots, the best takes.…This allows me to spend the time up front highlighting…the most useable material,…
Note: This course was updated to reflect the changes to Final Cut Pro X v. 10.1.x. Although the course was not re-recorded from scratch, we updated the applicable 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. Please watch the "Understanding this update and using the exercise files" movie to learn exactly what to expect from this updated course. Working with an earlier version of Final Cut Pro X? Watch Commercial Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9.
- What is commercial editing?
- Understanding the product's audience and intent
- Marking the best shots
- Laying out the visual structure
- Building an audio foundation
- Manipulating speed
- Adding transition effects
- Adding graphics, music, and voice-over
- Delivering the project and receiving feedback