- 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
Customizing Final Cut Pro
Each successive version of Final Cut Pro has expanded its list of customizable options. FCP 4 has continued this tradition in spades; you can customize and recall everything from a single keyboard shortcut to an entire screen layout for a multi-monitor setup.
- You can create and save custom Browser column layouts, Timeline track display layouts, and full-screen layouts.
You can turn any command used in Final Cut Pro into a custom button or a custom shortcut, building custom keyboard configurations and button bars that can be saved and reloaded, or transported to another FCP system.
And that's just the custom interface options, folks.
- You can also create and save custom filters, transitions, and even motion effects as Favorites.
- You can use FXBuilder script to build FCP visual effects from scratch or edit existing effects.
In this section, you'll learn how to create custom screen layouts, keyboard configurations, and button bars. Custom Browser layouts are covered in Chapter 7; custom Timeline track layouts are covered in Chapter 10.