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Final Cut Pro 6: Visual QuickPro Guide by Lisa Brenneis

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4. Projects, Sequences, and Clips

A Final Cut Pro project is more than a collection of media files. The real power of Final Cut Pro 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 Pro’s system of organizing your video projects. You’ll get an overview of Final Cut Pro’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.

FCP Protocol: Clips and Sequences,” found later in this chapter, explains the rules you really need to know in order to understand how this program ...

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