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From Still to Motion: Editing DSLR Video with Final Cut Pro X by Robbie Carman, Abba Shapiro, Richard Harrington

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The Exposure Triangle

Working with video footage in Final Cut Pro X is a lot easier when you have a proper exposure. Because video footage is fairly compressed, you don’t have as much latitude during grading to adjust exposure. We’re firm believers in shooting it right and editing less.

There are three components to getting a properly exposed shot: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

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When it comes to shooting DSLR footage, it’s best to lean to the side of properly exposed or slightly underexposed. It’s easier to lighten ...

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