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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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Rating Clips

Now that you’ve figured out how to browse your events and organize your content, it’s time to start making decisions. You need to rate your clips so you know which ones you want to use and which ones you should ignore. Final Cut Pro X has a three-choice system of ratings.

• All clips come in at a neutral state.

• You can then mark your favorite clips (or star them) to be sure to use them.

• You can also reject a clip and hide it to avoid using footage that is subpar.

Marking Favorite Clips

As you review your footage, you’ll want to take the time to mark the best shots you want to use, making it easier to find those shots while you’re in the middle of an editing session (especially if the client is in the room). Marking favorites ...

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