- About Easy Setups, Presets, Settings, and Preferences
- Using Easy Setups
- Using Audio/Video Presets
- Specifying Sequence Settings
- Specifying Capture Settings
- Specifying Device Control Settings
- Using Video and Audio Playback Settings
- Specifying Audio/Video Output Settings
- Specifying User Preferences and System Settings
- Setting Editing Preferences
- Setting Label Preferences
- Customizing the Timeline Display
- Specifying Render Control Settings
- Specifying Audio Output Settings
- Setting Scratch Disk Preferences
- Specifying Memory & Cache Settings
- Specifying Playback Control Settings
- Setting External Editors Preferences
- Specifying Effects-Handling Preferences
- Customizing Final Cut Pro
- Creating Custom Screen Layouts
- Creating Custom Keyboard Layouts
- Creating Custom Shortcut Buttons
Setting External Editors Preferences
When you're coaxing a stack of graphic elements you've created in a layered Photoshop file into a seamless match with your video elements, you can find yourself making many, many trips back and forth between FCP and Photoshop. The External Editors preferences are designed to speed the process of modifying a media file you've created in another application and then imported into FCP.
In this preferences window, you can specify which application will become the default editing application for each of three different media types: still image, video, and audio.
To specify External Editors preferences
- Choose Final Cut Pro HD> System Settings.
- Click the External Editors tab.
- Using the Clear and Set buttons, specify an external editing application for the file types listed (
- Clear: Click the Clear button next to a file type to reset the External Editor for that file type to the default application used by your Mac's Finder.
- Set: Click the Set button, navigate to the folder location of the editing application you want to specify, and then click Open.
Figure 3.45 The pathname and the application name appear next to the file type in the External Editors tab.
The pathname and the application name appear next to the file type in the External Editors tab.