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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.1: Professional Post-Production

Book Description

The Apple-Certified Way to Learn

This all-new guide presents a real-world workflow from raw media to finished project to demonstrate the features of Final Cut Pro X and the practical techniques you will use in editing projects. Using professionally acquired media, you’ll utilize the same tools and editing techniques used by editors worldwide in this revolutionary editing software. Renowned editor and master trainer Brendan Boykin starts with basic video editing techniques and takes you all the way through Final Cut Pro’s powerful features.
 
The lessons start as real world as it gets–with an empty timeline. After downloading the media files, you will be guided through creating a project from rough cut to final edit. The basic workflow and tools are covered in Lessons 1 through 4 where you will create a rough cut. The real-world workflow continues through the remaining lessons as you take the basic project and enhance it with a deeper dive into the more advanced Final Cut Pro X features including how to efficiently organize and share media with the new Libraries, enhanced audio tools, streamlined media management, retiming, and more.
 
•  Downloadable lesson media files to work sequentially through exercises for hours of hands-on training.
•  Focused lessons teach concepts and take students step by step through professional, real-world editing scenarios to create a final project.
•  Chapter review questions summarize what students learn to prepare them for the Apple certification exam.
 
The Apple Pro Training Series is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum of the Apple Training and Certification program. Upon completing the course material in this guide, you can become Apple Certified by passing the certification exam at an Apple Authorized Training Center. To find an Apple Authorized Training Center near you, please visit training.apple.com.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Contents At a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Lesson 1. Getting Started
    1. Learned from a Legacy
    2. Upgrading Existing Events and Projects
    3. Reference 1.1 Using This Book
    4. Exercise 1.1.1 Downloading the Source Media Files
    5. Exercise 1.1.2 Preparing the Source Media Files
    6. Reference 1.2 Introducing the Job and the Workflow
    7. Lesson Review
  7. Lesson 2. Importing Media
    1. Reference 2.1 Understanding Clips, Events, and Libraries
    2. Exercise 2.1.1 Creating a Library
    3. Exercise 2.1.2 Preparing to Import Camera Source Files
    4. Reference 2.2 Using the Media Import Window
    5. Exercise 2.2.1 Creating a Camera Archive
    6. Reference 2.3 Importing Source Media from a Camera
    7. Exercise 2.3.1 Navigating Within a Filmstrip Preview
    8. Exercise 2.3.2 Importing Clips from a Camera Card
    9. Reference 2.4 Choosing Media Import Options
    10. Exercise 2.4.1 Applying Media Import Options
    11. Reference 2.5 Import Files from a Volume
    12. Exercise 2.5.1 Importing Existing Files from a Volume
    13. Exercise 2.5.2 Dragging from the Finder or Other Apps
    14. Lesson Review
  8. Lesson 3. Organizing Clips
    1. Reference 3.1 Introducing the Libraries, Browser, and Viewer Panes
    2. Reference 3.2 Using Keywords
    3. Exercise 3.2.1 Keywording a Clip
    4. Exercise 3.2.2 Keywording a Range
    5. Exercise 3.2.3 Adding Notes to a Clip
    6. Reference 3.3 Assigning Ratings
    7. Exercise 3.3.1 Applying Ratings
    8. Exercise 3.3.2 Customizing a Favorite
    9. Reference 3.4 Search, Sort, and Filter
    10. Exercise 3.4.1 Filtering an Event
    11. Exercise 3.4.2 Working with Smart Collections
    12. Exercise 3.4.3 Detecting People and Shot Composition
    13. Reference 3.5 Roles
    14. Exercise 3.5.1 Assigning Roles
    15. Lesson Review
  9. Lesson 4. Making the First Edit
    1. Reference 4.1 Understanding a Project
    2. Exercise 4.1.1 Creating a Project
    3. Reference 4.2 Defining the Primary Storyline
    4. Exercise 4.2.1 Appending the Primary Storyline
    5. Exercise 4.2.2 Rearranging Clips in the Primary Storyline
    6. Reference 4.3 Modifying Clips in the Primary Storyline
    7. Exercise 4.3.1 Performing Insert Edits
    8. Exercise 4.3.2 Rippling the Primary Storyline
    9. Reference 4.4 Timing the Primary Storyline
    10. Exercise 4.4.1 Inserting a Gap Clip
    11. Exercise 4.4.2 Blading and Deleting
    12. Exercise 4.4.3 Joining a Through Edit
    13. Exercise 4.4.4 Refining Some Sound Bite Edits
    14. Reference 4.5 Editing Above the Primary Storyline
    15. Exercise 4.5.1 Adding and Trimming Connected B-roll
    16. Exercise 4.5.2 Understanding Connected Clip Sync and Trimming Behaviors
    17. Reference 4.6 Creating a Connected Storyline
    18. Exercise 4.6.1 Converting Connected Clips into a Connected Storyline
    19. Exercise 4.6.2 Appending Clips to a New Connected Storyline
    20. Reference 4.7 Editing Below the Primary Storyline
    21. Exercise 4.7.1 Connecting a Music Clip
    22. Reference 4.8 Finessing the Rough Cut
    23. Exercise 4.8.1 Adjusting the Edits
    24. Exercise 4.8.2 Adjusting Clip Volume Levels
    25. Exercise 4.8.3 Connecting Two Additional B-Roll Clips
    26. Exercise 4.8.4 Refining Edits Using Cross Dissolves and Fade Handles
    27. Reference 4.9 Sharing Your Progress
    28. Exercise 4.9.1 Sharing an iOS-Compatible File
    29. Lesson Review
  10. Lesson 5. Revising the Edit
    1. Reference 5.1 Versioning a Project
    2. Exercise 5.1.1 Snapshotting a Project
    3. Reference 5.2 Lifting from a Storyline
    4. Exercise 5.2.1 Lifting Clips Out of a Storyline
    5. Reference 5.3 Replacing a Clip
    6. Exercise 5.3.1 Replacing the Primary Storyline
    7. Exercise 5.3.2 Creating Time at 0:00
    8. Reference 5.4 Working with Markers
    9. Exercise 5.4.1 Creating Markers
    10. Reference 5.5 Using the Position Tool
    11. Exercise 5.5.1 Realigning Sound Bites and B-roll to Music
    12. Reference 5.6 Working with Auditions
    13. Exercise 5.6.1 Repositioning Storylines and Deleting Within
    14. Exercise 5.6.2 Importing the Aerials
    15. Exercise 5.6.3 Working with an Audition Clip
    16. Reference 5.7 Trimming the Tops and Tails
    17. Exercise 5.7.1 Trimming the Aerials
    18. Lesson Review
  11. Lesson 6. Enhancing the Edit
    1. Reference 6.1 Retiming Clips
    2. Exercise 6.1.1 Setting a Constant Speed Change
    3. Exercise 6.1.2 Editing with Blade Speed
    4. Reference 6.2 Working with Video Effects
    5. Exercise 6.2.1 Experimenting with Video Effects
    6. Exercise 6.2.2 Creating a Depth of Field Effect
    7. Reference 6.3 Working with Video Transitions
    8. Exercise 6.3.1 Experimenting with Transitions
    9. Reference 6.4 Compositing Using Spatial Parameters
    10. Exercise 6.4.1 Creating a Two-Up Split Screen
    11. Exercise 6.4.2 Exploring the Video Animation Editor
    12. Reference 6.5 Compounding Clips
    13. Exercise 6.5.1 Collapsing a Composite into a Compound
    14. Lesson Review
  12. Lesson 7. Finishing the Edit
    1. Reference 7.1 Using Titles
    2. Exercise 7.1.1 Adding and Modifying a Lower Third
    3. Reference 7.2 Working with Audio
    4. Exercise 7.2.1 Adding Sound to a Clip
    5. Exercise 7.2.2 Adjusting Volume Levels over Time
    6. Reference 7.3 Understanding Audio Enhancements
    7. Reference 7.4 Correcting the Image
    8. Exercise 7.4.1 Neutralizing a Clip
    9. Exercise 7.4.2 Matching Color
    10. Lesson Review
  13. Lesson 8. Sharing a Project
    1. Reference 8.1 Creating a Viewable File
    2. Exercise 8.1.1 Sharing to an Online Host
    3. Exercise 8.1.2 Sharing to a Bundle
    4. Exercise 8.1.3 Sharing a Master File
    5. Reference 8.2 Creating an Exchangeable File
    6. Reference 8.3 Utilizing Compressor
    7. Lesson Review
  14. Lesson 9. Managing Libraries
    1. Reference 9.1 Storing the Imported Media
    2. Exercise 9.1.1 Importing as “Leave Files in Place”
    3. Exercise 9.1.2 Importing as Managed Clips
    4. Exercise 9.1.3 Moving and Copying Clips Within a Library
    5. Exercise 9.1.4 Making a Library Portable
    6. Lesson Review
  15. Lesson 10. Advancing Your Workflow
    1. Sub-workflow 10.1 Using Manual Settings for a New Project
    2. Sub-workflow 10.2 Synchronizing Dual System Recordings
    3. Sub-workflow 10.3 Using Chroma Key
    4. Sub-workflow 10.4 Working with Multicam
    5. Lesson Review
  16. Appendix A. Keyboard Shortcuts
    1. Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts
    2. Reviewing the Default Command Set
  17. Appendix B. Editing Native Formats
    1. Native Video Formats
    2. Native Still-Image Formats
    3. Native Audio Formats
  18. Glossary
  19. Index
  20. Where are the Lesson Files?