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

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Lesson 9. Transitions and Effects

Goals

Explore FCP effects

Add and modify transitions

Use the Transition Editor

Change and copy transitions

Apply and edit clip effects

Create effect templates

Copy and paste attributes

Render and preview effects

Apply Superimpose effects and comp modes

Keyframe effects in the Viewer and Timeline

Create a travel matte

Like Avid, Final Cut Pro has numerous transitions and effects. In Avid, you select these from the Effect palette; in FCP, you choose them from a dedicated Effects tab in the Browser, or from the Effects menu. Similar to Avid’s transitions and segment effects categories, FCP organizes its effects into transitions and filters. (Motion effects to zoom or rotate an image are found elsewhere, and are ...

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