Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 4 by Diana Weynand

By Diana Weynand

If you¿re able to get eager about modifying video, you¿ll wish ultimate reduce seasoned, and this self-paced, Apple-authorized advisor is the easiest position to begin studying it. In Apple seasoned education sequence: ultimate reduce professional 4, grasp instructor Diana Weynand grants a complete direction on Apple¿s high-end video modifying software program. every one bankruptcy represents a whole lesson in a few element of ultimate reduce Pro¿with a undertaking that you can whole, a assessment part to check your wisdom, and bonus routines to augment the lessons.

After getting familiar with the software¿s interface, you¿ll dive into chapters on marking and modifying, placing and adjusting edits, operating with clips at the timeline, and extra prior to relocating directly to complex themes like growing transitions and movement results, and clear out and rendering innovations. All of ultimate reduce professional 4¿s strong new good points are lined, together with real-time colour correction and results, video sign research, and more suitable previews. The accompanying DVD contains the entire lesson documents and fabrics had to whole the book¿s projects.

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For example, to create a new sequence, you’d press Command-N; to zoom in, you’d press Command-= (equal sign). Note: The default keyboard shortcuts for tasks are presented throughout this volume, as well as in menu commands and tooltips (tooltips appear when you move the pointer over a control in Final Cut Express and show the name of the control, as well as the current shortcut key(s) assigned to that control). Using Button Bars You can create shortcut buttons and place them in the button bar along the top of the main windows in Final Cut Express—the Browser, Viewer, Canvas, and Timeline.

You can also subdivide a clip into separate pieces, called subclips, to further organize your footage. 40 Part I An Introduction to Final Cut Express I What Are Sequences? A sequence is a container for editing clips together in chronological order. The editing process involves deciding which video and audio clip items to put in your sequence, what order the clips should go in, and how long each clip should be. Sequences are created in the Browser. To edit clips into a sequence, you open a sequence in the Timeline from the Browser.

Step 3: Capturing and importing Once you’ve set up your editing system, you need to sort through your raw footage and then transfer it to your computer’s hard disk for editing. Capturing is the process of getting source media from your video camcorder or deck onto your computer’s hard disk. You can use the device control capabilities of Final Cut Express and your DV camcorder to do this. ) Final Cut Express allows you the flexibility of capturing individual clips or an entire tape. You can also import QuickTime, audio, and graphics files, such as a music track from a CD, a still image, or a layered Photoshop file.

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