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Apple Pro Training Series Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors, Third Edition by Diana Weynand

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Lesson 1. Projects and Interface

Goals

Launch Final Cut Pro

Explore the FCP interface

Work with projects and bins

View source clips and sequences

Work with the Timeline

Work with the Tool palette and Audio Meters

Control Timeline tracks

Zoom and position the Timeline

Use keyboard shortcuts

Access shortcut menus

This lesson will get you started in Final Cut Pro at the project level, just as you would begin an Avid editing session. Projects and sequences are handled a little differently in Final Cut Pro than they are on an Avid Media Composer system. For example, in FCP you can work with multiple projects and sequences open at the same time. Another difference is that in Avid, you are asked to choose among projects from a Select Project dialog, ...

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