Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing the Final Cut Pro timeline for Color, part of Final Cut Studio: Round-Tripping.
So, you've decided to use Color for your color correction. Great choice!…But the next question should be, what do you need to do inside Final Cut Pro on…the sequence to have it moved to Color smoothly?…It turns out to be a pretty big issue.…Not that Color is so picky. It can take a lot of what you build on the Final Cut Timeline.…The issue is it deals with these things in different ways and you do yourself…a big favor if you spend some time preparing your sequence in Final Cut Pro…before you round-trip to Color.…
That's what this movie is about.…The very first thing that you want to do when you're preparing to move to Color is…make a copy of your sequence.…If we assume this sequence is the picture lock, the final editorial, ready to…move for finishing, we'd like to just keep and save that.…So, I would start by probably locking all these tracks, because this is going to…be our safety copy. Then copying open1. Just Duplicate.…I usually call it whatever it was called originally, and then Prep for Color.…
- Using audio from Final Cut Pro in Motion or Soundtrack Pro
- Enhancing motion effects made in Final Cut Pro in Motion
- Working with a multitrack project
- Matching EQ levels with Soundtrack Pro
- Refining Final Cut Pro 3-way corrections in Color
- Preparing the timeline for Color
- Reconforming projects
- Sending a sequence to Compressor for output
- Transcoding for DSLR and other workflows
- Automating compression
- Using the Final Cut Pro to Compressor to DVD Studio Pro workflow
- Making a still menu
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Motion Round Trips
2. Soundtrack Pro Round Trips
3. Color Round Trips
4. Compressor Workflows
5. DVD Studio Pro Workflows
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