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Apple Pro Training Series Final Cut Pro 6

Book Description

Cut a scene from the USA Network television series Monk, create a promo for Seaworld’s Belief documentary,  and master filters and effects as you edit a segment of  BBC Motion Gallery's Living Colour documentary. Completely revised for Final Cut Pro 6 and featuring all-new footage, this best-selling, Apple-certified guide provides a strong foundation in all aspects of video editing. Renowned author Diana Weynand starts with basic video editing techniques and takes you all the way through Final Cut Pro’s powerful advanced features. Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of video editing and finishing, using actual broadcast footage. After marking and editing clips to create a rough cut, you’ll learn how to trim and refine the cut before moving on to complex tasks such as mixing sound, adding titles, creating transitions and motion effects, applying filters, real-time color correcting, and working with multi-format and multi-camera footage.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Getting Started
    1. The Methodology
      1. Course Structure
    2. Using the DVD Book Files
      1. Installing the Final Cut Pro 6 Lesson Files
      2. Reconnecting Media
      3. Changing System Preferences
    3. About the Footage
    4. System Requirements
    5. About the Apple Pro Training Series
    6. Apple Pro Certification Program
    7. Resources
  4. Creating a Rough Cut
    1. 1. Screening and Marking in the Final Cut Pro Interface
      1. Launching Final Cut Pro
      2. Final Cut Pro Interface
        1. Window Properties
        2. Menus, Shortcuts, and the Mouse
      3. Following a Workflow
      4. Working with Projects
        1. Opening and Closing Projects
        2. Identifying Project Elements
          1. Clip
          2. Audio Clip
          3. Sequence
          4. Bin
        3. Viewing Project Elements
      5. Organizing Project Elements
        1. Creating and Naming Bins
        2. Dragging Clips into Bins
        3. Viewing Bin Contents
      6. Playing Clips in the Viewer
      7. Navigating Clips
        1. Project Tasks
      8. Playing and Navigating a Sequence
        1. Project Tasks
      9. Marking Clips
        1. Project Tasks
      10. Saving, Hiding, and Quitting Final Cut Pro
      11. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    2. 2. Editing Clips to the Timeline
      1. Managing Project Elements
      2. Editing a Rough Cut
      3. Making Overwrite Edits
      4. Managing Timeline Tracks
      5. Making Insert Edits
      6. Adding Audio Clips
        1. Project Tasks
      7. Moving Clips in the Timeline
      8. Creating a New Rough-Cut Version
      9. Using Drag-and-Drop Editing
      10. Changing the Volume of the Edited Clips
        1. Project Tasks
      11. Saving and Quitting
      12. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    3. 3. Finishing the Rough Cut
      1. Preparing the Project
      2. Adding Cutaways
        1. Project Tasks
      3. Editing to Narration
        1. Preparing the Narration Track
        2. Dividing and Marking the Narration Track
      4. Editing to Music
        1. Project Tasks
      5. Copying, Cutting, Pasting, and Positioning
        1. Project Tasks
      6. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
  5. Refining the Rough Cut
    1. 4. Trimming to Refine Clip Duration
      1. Preparing a Project for Trimming
      2. Trimming Overview
      3. Rippling Edit Points
      4. Rippling in the Viewer and by the Numbers
        1. Project Tasks
      5. Trimming on the V2 Track
      6. Trimming One Track of a Linked Clip
        1. Project Tasks
      7. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    2. 5. Trimming and Adjusting Two Edit Points
      1. Preparing Your Sequence
      2. Trimming Two Edit Points
        1. Slipping
        2. Rolling
        3. Sliding
      3. Slipping One Clip
        1. Working with the Slip Tool
        2. Slipping Sequence Clips
        3. Project Tasks
      4. Rolling Two Edit Points
        1. Working with the Roll Tool
        2. Rolling One Track of a Linked Clip
        3. Project Tasks
      5. Sliding Clips to Refine Position
      6. Dragging Clips to New Locations
      7. Keeping Linked Clips in Sync
      8. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    3. 6. Refining the Editing Process
      1. Preparing the Project
      2. Creating Subclips
        1. Project Tasks
      3. Adding Markers to Clips
        1. Converting Markers to Subclips
        2. Using Markers to Align Actions
      4. Storyboard Editing
        1. Project Tasks
      5. Replacing Edits
      6. Using Multicamera Editing
        1. Organizing a Multicamera Editing Workflow
        2. Creating a Multiclip
        3. Playing and Organizing a Multiclip
        4. Editing a Multiclip
      7. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
  6. Supporting the Process
    1. 7. Supporting the Editing Process
      1. Reconnecting Media
      2. Playing Multiple Formats
      3. Working with Master Clips
        1. Project Tasks
      4. Logging Information in Browser Columns
      5. Finding and Labeling Project Items
      6. Customizing Shortcut Keys and Button Bars
        1. Project Tasks
      7. Saving and Loading Layouts
      8. Optimizing User Preferences
      9. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    2. 8. Capturing Footage
      1. Connecting Sources for Capture
      2. Creating a New Project for Capturing
      3. Previewing and Marking Your Source
        1. Opening and Sizing the Capture Window
        2. Playing the Source Tape
        3. Marking and Viewing Source Material
      4. Logging Your Clips
        1. Setting a Log Bin
        2. Logging Clip Information
        3. Adding Markers While Logging
      5. Choosing Clip Settings
      6. Choosing Capture Settings
      7. Choosing Capture Options
        1. Capturing a Clip
        2. Capturing Now
        3. Logging Clips and Batch Capturing
      8. Setting Capture Preferences
      9. Acquiring Other Media
      10. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
  7. Completing the Cut
    1. 9. Applying Transitions
      1. Evaluating Project Needs
      2. Understanding Transitions
      3. Viewing Transition Options
      4. Applying Transitions
        1. Project Tasks
      5. Modifying and Copying Transitions
        1. Project Tasks
      6. Using the Transition Editor
      7. Changing Transition Parameters
        1. Project Tasks
      8. Previewing and Rendering Effects
        1. Project Tasks
      9. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    2. 10. Mixing Audio Tracks
      1. Preparing the Project for Mixing
      2. Editing and Organizing Audio Effects
        1. Project Tasks
      3. Monitoring and Adjusting Audio Levels
        1. Project Tasks
      4. Applying Transitions to Fade Volume
        1. Project Tasks
      5. Setting Keyframes to Change Volume
        1. Project Tasks
      6. Using the Audio Mixer
      7. Recording a Narration Track
      8. Importing CD Tracks
        1. Project Tasks
      9. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    3. 11. Creating Titles
      1. Preparing a Project for Titles
      2. Working with Video Generators
      3. Adding a Lower Third
      4. Applying a Boris Title
        1. Project Tasks
      5. Creating a Credit Roll
      6. Adding Mattes and Other Generated Items
        1. Project Tasks
      7. Building a Composite Opening Title
        1. Project Tasks
      8. Using Master Templates
      9. Working with Graphics
      10. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
  8. Adding Effects and Finishing
    1. 12. Changing Motion Properties
      1. Evaluating a Project
      2. Changing Speed Properties
        1. Project Tasks
      3. Creating a Freeze Frame
        1. Project Tasks
      4. Changing Clip Size and Position
      5. Building a Split Screen
        1. Project Tasks
      6. Animating Motion Parameters
        1. Project Tasks
      7. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    2. 13. Applying Filters
      1. Evaluating a Project for Effects
      2. Applying and Viewing Video Filters
        1. Project Tasks
      3. Viewing and Modifying Filter Parameters
        1. Project Tasks
      4. Applying Audio Filters
      5. Using a Color Correction Filter
        1. Understanding Color Basics
        2. Using the Color Corrector 3-Way Filter
        3. Project Tasks
      6. Animating Filters
        1. Project Tasks
      7. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
    3. 14. Finishing and Outputting
      1. Preparing the Project for Finishing
      2. Detecting Audio Peaks
      3. Adjusting Video Levels for Broadcast
        1. Project Tasks
      4. Exporting QuickTime Files
        1. Exporting a QuickTime Movie
        2. Exporting Using QuickTime Conversion
      5. Outputting to Tape
        1. Recording Manually
        2. Printing to Video
        3. Editing to Tape
      6. Making a Timecode Window Burn
      7. Backing Up Projects
      8. Lesson Review
        1. Answers
  9. Glossary
  10. The Apple Pro Training Series
    1. The Apple Training Series