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Final Cut Express HD for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide by Lisa Brenneis

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Chapter 4. Projects, Sequences, and Clips

A Final Cut Express project is more than a collection of media files. The real power of Final Cut Express lies in the way the media is controlled by the intelligence of the program’s data structuring. To take advantage of that power, you must take control of the data.

This chapter introduces Final Cut Express’s system of organizing your video projects. You’ll get an overview of Final Cut Express’s organizing frameworks: projects, sequences, and clips. You’ll also learn how to manipulate that organizational framework so that your projects, sequences, and clips stay sound and organized.

Longer, more complex projects sometimes require a little extra care and feeding, so you’ll find project management strategies ...

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