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This course helps experienced Final Cut Pro editors understand new ways of performing traditional editing techniques. New terminology and new tools for performing editing functions are also clarified.
- Touring the X interface
- Running Final Cut Pro 7 and X on the same machine
- Importing and analyzing media
- New editing methods (including append and connected clips)
- Timeline editing (including ripple, roll, slip, and slide edits)
- Adding audio
- Fine-tuning with the Precision Editor
- Adding and adjusting transitions
- Creating titles
- Applying motion effects to clips
- Performing color corrections
- Archiving and collaboration
Skill Level Beginner
If you are a premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library or if you are watching this tutorial on a DVD- ROM you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. The exercise files have been compressed to a ZIP file. Unzip the file and you'll see a folder labeled Exercise Files. If you open up this folder you'll see two folders inside. One says Final Cut Events; the other says Final Cut Projects. If you go to your main hard drive and inside your Movies folder you may see folders with the same name.
This will occur if you've launched Final Cut Pro X and played with it a little. If you've never launched Final Cut Pro X, these files won't be there. First I'll work on the assumption that you've launched and played with Final Cut Pro a little bit. If you click on the Final Cut Events folder in your Movie folder, you may see folders inside. If you drag the entire Final Cut Events folder from your Exercise Files folder into your Movies folder, you would erase any media that you may have imported. So I suggest you open up the Final Cut Events folder inside the Exercise Files and drag the Everybody Dance Now folder directly into Final Cut Events in your Movies folder.
Now when you launch Final Cut Pro X you'll have the media for Everybody Dance Now, as well as any other media that you may have already imported. If you don't want to be distracted by your additional media go ahead and move any folders other than the Everybody Dance Now folder into another location on your hard drive and Final Cut Pro X won't see it. When you are ready to work with that media again just go ahead and drag the files back in. You may also have a Final Cut Projects file if you've opened the Final Cut Pro X and created new projects.
In this case the folder is empty. If you look in the Final Cut Projects folder in your Exercise Files folder you'll see project folders that reflect many of the movies that you'll watch. Simply select all and drag the contents of that folder into the Final Cut Projects folder. Now if you've never launched Final Cut X before, neither these folders will exist. In that case it's simply a matter of copying both the Final Cut Events folder and the Final Cut Projects folder directly into your Movies folder. I am going to go ahead and close these windows by hitting Command+W and launch Final Cut Pro X.
Now not only have we learned how to move our Exercise Files into Final Cut Pro X, you've also learned a little bit more how Final Cut Pro works with media and project files. As you can see, all of our project files are now available for you to use when watching the movies as well as in the Events Library all the media is already online. If you are a monthly subscriber or an annual subscriber to lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files. But that's okay. You can follow along from scratch with your own assets.
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