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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Drag-and-Drop Editing in Final Cut Pro 5
By Diana Weynand
Nov 23, 2005
Final Cut Pro's flexibility allows an editor to work with different styles of editing. There's one time-saving editing style that's easy yet extremely powerful at the same time: drag-and-drop editing. This method involves dragging a clip directly to the Timeline to make an edit. This chapter will help you become familiar with this handy feature.
Editing Action in Final Cut Pro 5
By Michael Wohl
May 19, 2006
This chapter will teach you to edit action sequences in Final Cut Pro 5. Learning to cut action sequences is one of the most basic editing techniques that you'll need to learn to create your own movies. Action doesn't just mean fighting, so even if you don't intend an epic battle between the hero and the villain, you'll still want to read this chapter to find out how to edit these scenes.
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.
Editing in the Timeline
Jul 17, 2006
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.
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.
Final Cut Pro 4 Organization and Basic Editing
By Jerry Hofmann
Dec 23, 2003
Digital editing pioneer Jerry Hoffman shows how to get your elements in order and start editing with Final Cut Pro 4.
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.
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.
Final Cut Pro Power Tip: Applying Transitions to Multiple Clips in One Track
By Larry Jordan
Apr 14, 2006
Larry Jordan knows the trick for applying transitions to multiple Final Cut Pro clips simultaneously. Amazingly, he's willing to share the secret!
Final Cut Pro Power Tip: Changing the Default Transition
By Larry Jordan
Mar 10, 2006
There’s nothing wrong with the default video transition in Final Cut Pro, except that it’s too long. Boring! Larry Jordan shows you how to change the default into your favorite transition and make it accessible with a keyboard shortcut.
Final Cut Pro Power Tip: Creating a Compressor Droplet
By Larry Jordan
Mar 17, 2006
Apple's Compressor application makes compressing video files easy, but Larry Jordan knows a way to hurry up that process. Create a "droplet" with your favorite formatting, and you can compress a file with drag-and-drop speed.
Final Cut Pro Power Tip: Creating a Glow Behind Text
By Larry Jordan
Mar 24, 2006
The outline text generator in Final Cut Pro has to be the ugliest thing since the invention of ducklings. But Larry Jordan explains how to turn it into a swan of beauty with just a little tinkering.

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