Roles can really help us stay organized in Final Cut Pro X, especially during export. In this video, author Nick Harauz walks you through some of the new additions introduced in Final Cut Pro X 10.3 that can really help you with the export process no matter where you designate as the final destination.
- Roles can really help us stay organized in Final Cut Pro 10, especially during export. Let's see how some of these new editions that were introduced in the last version can really help us with the export process, wherever the final destination may be. So I'm here in my 6.2 keyword collection, I've double-clicked the project to open in the timeline. Of course you can continue with the project you were working with from the last movie. And, just for this next little segment, we're going to step inside the compound clip.
In fact, we're going to break this apart. We're going to break apart the clip items so we can see it just for this movie, as we don't need to have the broadcast safe for this final export. I'm going to go here to the Clip menu, and I'm going to choose to break apart the clip items. And now we see the original project without the broadcast safe effect. And what I like to do is maybe two different types of exports. So, one is an export with just the interviews and B-Roll sound. The other, is with that and the music. So, how could I set this up? Of course I could turn off the music, but there's a way to trigger it with this fun thing called roles.
To do this, I'm going to go to the Timeline Index. And, we've seen this earlier by being able to navigate through markers in our Tags tab. And we actually also saw this in the Roles tab in the last chapter. Right now I only have two roles in this project. One for all my video; notice that the video highlights when I select it. And one for all my dialogue. So, when I select the dialogue, the music gets selected as well, and right now, because a lot of the dialogue is contained within the video, you can see that that's highlighted too. Now, here's the cool thing is I can actually click on this to open up a lane.
And lanes are new to 10.3, and you'll see there that right now what's highlighted is just the dialogue from the interview clip, and not the interview pieces. So, we can use this information to actually trigger which parts of our project we export. Now, in order for me to get my intended last result, I need to basically identify this as not dialogue, but actually as a music track. So, I'm going to select that. And the way that we can do this is go to the Modify menu, and from the Modify menu, you'll see that there's a way to assign audio roles.
Now there are some default audio roles, but we can actually create our own by going to Edit Roles. Here, I'm just going to select Music. Once I do, I now have another music role, and just to show you here, there's my track, and I can always click to reveal the lane. And, on top of this as you can see, we can actually switch the order of lanes here, which can be really helpful when we're dealing with audio. So, there's quite a bit of information, I suggest that you check out the Final Cut Pro Essentials class just to see some more of all you'll be able to do with lanes.
So, how is this important for export? Let me just show you briefly. If I go to the File menu, we go to share, we'll just choose Master File for the time being. I'm going to draw your attention to the Settings tab. And here, under the Settings tab, we have options. And, we'll choose video and audio as the format, but here, where you see Roles as, we can choose to have roles come out as separate files, or we can choose what's called the Multitrack QuickTime Movie. You'll notice all the roles that I have in my project, the video, the dialogue, and the music, show up.
So, if I wanted just the video and the dialogue, I could come down here and say, you know what, no music please. And now I'm going to have a video with just my video and my dialogue. If I needed to, I could also add additional audio tracks; add that music back in. So, I can do one pass with that music, one pass without. And that's how easy it is to use roles to control which audio, and even which video, you export from your projects.
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- Organizing project assets and creating libraries
- Using Keyword Collections and Smart Collections
- Creating a storyboard edit from favorites
- Making placeholders for graphics
- Adding to-do markers to make notes
- Using the Timeline Index
- Refining with the Trim tool
- Adding motion effects, fades, and transitions
- Applying color looks to compound clips
- Animating graphics and lower thirds
- Fixing sound problems
- Creating split edits
- Maximizing keywords for export
- Exporting a video to YouTube or Vimeo