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Editing with Blade Speed in Final Cut Pro X 10.1
By Brendan Boykin
Mar 26, 2014
The variable speed change applies at least two different playback rates within a single clip. This effect requires dividing the clip into segments, one for each speed rate. Brendan Boykin shows you how in this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.1: Professional Post-Production.
Making the First Edit in Final Cut Pro X 10.1
By Brendan Boykin
Mar 20, 2014
In this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.1: Professional Post-Production, learn how to add and rearrange clips within a primary storyline; Ripple, Roll, and Slip trim clips; blade, replace with gap, ripple delete, and join through edit; perform connect edits; create and edit in a connected storyline; adjust audio levels; and share the project to a media file.
Building a Rough Cut in Final Cut Pro X
By Diana Weynand
Mar 13, 2013
In this lesson you’ll build a rough cut using the source media you’ve imported. To begin, you will create a new project, and mark clips you’ve placed in Keyword Collections. Then, you’ll choose your Favorite clips and edit them into the project to create a primary storyline.
Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing: Working with Sound
By Michael Wohl, Mark Spencer, Alexis Van Hurkman
May 29, 2012
Final Cut Pro X contains an impressive number of ways to improve your video’s sound. It has tools to set the audio levels to a uniform, accurate volume; multiple methods to create audio fades and four fade styles; intuitive controls for panning sound between speakers, in both stereo and surround sound environments; and much more. Learn how to work with sounds in Final Cut Pro X in this chapter from Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing.
Managing Media in Final Cut Pro X
By Larry Jordan
Feb 22, 2012
Unlike any other editing system, Final Cut Pro X is designed from the ground up to work with tapeless media, which is media recorded to cards and hard disks, not videotape. Managing this media is what this chapter is all about.
Editing DSLR Video with Final Cut Pro X: Organizing Your Media
By Richard Harrington, Robbie Carman, Abba Shapiro
Feb 8, 2012
Final Cut Pro X has several tools that let you sort, sift, filter, and find the perfect shot. You can use embedded metadata as well as attach powerful keywords to improve your ability to locate the perfect shot. In this chapter you'll learn the many ways to organize your media.
Final Cut Pro X: Visual QuickStart Guide: Marking Clips
By Lisa Brenneis, Michael Wohl
Jan 19, 2012
This chapter will cover different ways of identifying, selecting, and highlighting bits of clips in Final Cut Pro X.
Author Interview: Lisa Brenneis and Michael Wohl
By Lisa Brenneis, Michael Wohl
Dec 7, 2011
Hot on the heels of the release of their new book, Final Cut Pro X Visual QuickStart Guide, expert authors, filmmakers and teachers Lisa Brenneis and Michael Wohl sat down with us to discuss Final Cut Pro and a few more things besides!
Apple Pro Video Series: Final Cut Pro X: Import
By Steve Martin
Oct 27, 2011
Steve Martin discusses the three main paths for ingesting media into Final Cut Pro X: importing from a camera (file- and tape-based), importing files, and importing from iMovie.
Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X: Building the Rough Cut
By Diana Weynand
Oct 20, 2011
In this lesson you’ll build a rough cut using the source media you’ve imported. To begin, you will create a new project, and mark clips you’ve placed in Keyword Collections. Then, you’ll choose your Favorite clips and edit them into the project to create a primary storyline.
Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors: Speed and Motion Effects
By Diana Weynand
Mar 29, 2011
By using a hybrid approach to building composites, you will learn how to scale, position, crop, distort an image’s perspective, and even set keyframes, all directly on the sequence clip in the Canvas.
Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors: Trimming Clips
By Diana Weynand
Mar 9, 2011
Diana Weynand covers the basic Avid approach to trimming and shows how to perform those same functions in Final Cut Pro.
Final Cut Pro Power Skills: Working in the Application
By Larry Jordan
Nov 16, 2009
Based on how well you understand the Final Cut Pro interface, it can determine whether we are happy or frustrated, productive or panicking. Larry Jordan offers dozens of Power Skills you can use to turn yourself into an interface master.
Q&A with Lisa Brenneis
By Lisa Brenneis, Damon Hampson
Oct 6, 2009
Peachpit marketing manager Damon Hampson interviews Lisa Brenneis, author of Final Cut Pro 7: Visual QuickPro Guide, about some of her favorite new features in Final Cut Pro 7, exciting new developments in the world of film/video production and editing, and why all-girl bands aren't for her.
Working with Projects, Sequences, and Clips in Final Cut Pro 7
By Lisa Brenneis
Oct 6, 2009
Lisa Brenneis gives 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.
Exporting Still Images from Final Cut Pro
By Larry Jordan
Feb 18, 2009
So how do you export a still frame from Final Cut? Tom Wolsky shows you how and also alerts you to a number of gotchas to avoid along the way.
News Flash: How to Log and Capture Footage from Videotape
By Joe Torelli
Jul 14, 2008
Most broadcast organizations aspire to tapeless acquisition, but the reality is that most are still using videotape in the field. This sample chapter focuses on techniques that accelerate the process of working with videotape in a nonlinear environment, specifically as it relates to fast-paced news and sports editing.
Preprocessing: How Real Movie Magic is Made
By Andy Beach
May 5, 2008
In this excerpt from Real World Video Compression, author Andy Beach shares industrial-strength preprocessing techniques that will make your video look professional no matter what device you're watching it on.
Beginner's Guide to Editing in the Final Cut Pro HD Timeline
By Diana Weynand
Dec 15, 2006
In this 60-minute Apple-certified lesson, you'll learn how to use the Timeline in Final Cut Pro. By the end of the hour, you'll have learned how to select and move clips in the Timeline, copy and paste clips, select multiple clips in the Timeline, work with the Snapping control and more.
Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors: Customizing Your Project
By Diana Weynand
Nov 17, 2006
This 45-minute lesson takes a look at where and how to adjust your settings in Final Cut Pro. You'll learn how to select an editing preset, change audio/video settings, select user preferences, and more. This chapter also covers bin organization and describes storyboard editing, which is performed largely by working within a bin.

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