Join Jeff I. Greenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Final Cut Pro X Guru: Creating Speed Changes.
- If you have access to the exercise files, there's a couple things I want to call your attention to. First, it's really easy for you just to open up the actual project, the Final Cut 10 speed changes library. And it'll just open directly in Final Cut Pro. Every lesson is stand alone in most cases, although there are one or two times where it's iterive and I'll build into the next lesson. That being said, you can just go ahead and jump around with pretty much high level of freedom knowing very little is done in a prior section that carries, and that each individual project happens to have at the end the footage for you to be able to practice on your own.
Additionally, in the last section, I use motion to build the strobe effect. You may not own motion, so what I've done is I've made it a point to add the actual motion preset so you can add it to your own Final Cut system. In the lesson files, you'll find it in this motion templates under effects, Jeff's effects and strobe. Where you should put it is in your user on Final Cut 10, inside of the movies folder, inside of the motion templates, inside of effects. You shouldn't drag the effects from one to the other, just the Jeff's effects directly into your effects folder.
If you don't own motion, this will give you a strobe effect to use in Final Cut 10.
- Basics of retiming
- Freeze-framing a clip
- Getting the best playback quality
- Understanding the automatic adjustments
- Advance speed changes, including range selections