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Final Cut Pro Power Skills: Work Faster and Smarter in Final Cut Pro 7 by Larry Jordan

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Chapter 7. Transitions and Effects

Let’s face it. The fun of editing is in creating transitions and effects. That’s not to say the rest of the process is dull and boring, but nothing adds spice and interest to a project like the perfect effect at the perfect time.

The problem is, creating those effects can take forever!

In this chapter, you’ll learn dozens of techniques you can use to simplify, speed up, or simply supply special sizzle to your sequences. (And I’ll try to do it without applying any more awful alliteration.)

It... Just... Won’t... Fade...!

Make a clip completely fade to black at the end of a sequence.

Final Cut Pro is a very helpful program. Whenever it sees a gap between two clips, it assumes that you want to fill that gap with ...

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