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Final Cut Pro Basic Editing: Video QuickStart

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Table of Contents

  1. 1. Final Cut Pro Basic Editing
    1. Introduction 00:02:50
  2. 2. A Tour of the Interface
    1. Main Interface Overview 00:05:29
    2. Additional Windows and Tools 00:01:39
  3. 3. Preferences and Settings
    1. Easy Setup 00:00:52
    2. A/V Settings 00:00:35
    3. To Set General Preferences 00:01:40
  4. 4. Anatomy of a Final Cut Pro Project
    1. Project Files and Media Files 00:00:45
    2. To Create a New Project 00:00:42
    3. To Create a Sequence 00:00:46
    4. To Create a Bin 00:00:55
  5. 5. Capturing Video
    1. Setting Scratch Disks Under System Settings 00:01:26
    2. To Capture Without Device Control 00:01:49
    3. To Set a Logging Bin 00:01:00
    4. Marking and Logging Clips 00:02:03
    5. Batch Capturing Offline Clips 00:02:34
  6. 6. Importing Files into the Browser
    1. To Import an Image File 00:01:35
    2. To Import an Audio File 00:00:45
    3. To Convert Audio to a 48kHz AIFF File Using iTunes 00:01:55
  7. 7. Working with Clips in the Viewer
    1. To Open a Clip in the Viewer 00:00:48
    2. Playing Clips Using the Mouse or Keyboard 00:01:38
    3. Setting and Changing In and Out Points 00:01:25
  8. 8. Making an Edit
    1. Insert and Overwrite Edits 00:03:42
    2. To Target Tracks in the Timeline 00:00:48
  9. 9. Timeline Navigation
    1. To Turn Snapping On and Off 00:00:33
    2. To Move Between Edits: Scrubbing Clips and Jumping Edits 00:01:16
    3. Typing Timecode to Jump to an Exact Point in the Timeline 00:01:59
    4. Timeline Scaling, Scrolling, and Zooming 00:02:27
    5. Locking Tracks 00:00:30
  10. 10. Selection Tools in the Timeline
    1. Selecting a Clip or Transition to Move, Copy, or Paste 00:02:59
    2. Selecting Multiple Edit Points, Clips, or Tracks 00:01:42
    3. Linking Video and Audio, Correcting Out of Synch Clips 00:01:56
    4. Other Tools: Rolling an Edit, Splitting a Clip 00:01:52
  11. 11. Transitions
    1. To View Transitions and Effects 00:01:14
    2. To Add a Transition Effect to a Cut 00:01:14
  12. 12. Working with Audio
    1. Opening an Audio Clip in the Viewer 00:01:09
    2. Turning on Waveforms and Changing Track Height 00:03:36
  13. 13. Titles
    1. To Add a Title Generator to a Sequence 00:02:48
    2. To Create an Animated Title 00:01:38
  14. 14. Finishing
    1. Rendering 00:03:10
    2. Printing Back to Tape 00:05:27
    3. To Export a Clip or Sequence as a QuickTime Movie 00:01:37