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Broadcast editors work with deadlines that are the most demanding in the field. To help you meet those deadlines and learn to use Final Cut Pro at the same time, this easy look-up guide focuses on the essential components that you need to get your stories done quickly and with high quality. For editing everything from voiceovers to sports and news packages, you’ll get tips for efficient setup, customization, and trimming techniques. You’ll learn the best methods for making audio adjustments, how to use common transitions and effects, splice in fat and tight bites, cover narration with B-Roll, and prepare a story for delivery.
1. Quick Tour of Final Cut Pro
2. Initial Setup
3. Log and Transfer with Tapeless Media
4. Log and Capture from Videotape
5. Using Final Cut Server Projects
6. Editing Simple Voiceovers
7. Fast Package Editing
8. Basic Fixes
9. Deliver the Story
10. Customization of the Interface
Glossary of Terms
Chapter 5 of this book includes information on Final Cut Server, a forthcoming product that Apple has publicly announced but has not yet released. When the product is released, Peachpit will post an update to chapter 5 if necessary.