Final Cut Pro X Efficient Editing

Final Cut Pro X Efficient Editing


person icon Iain Anderson

ebook icon Packt Publishing

language icon Language - English

updated on icon Updated on Nov, 2020

architecture icon Design,Design Tools,Video Editing


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Formats : PDF, EPUB, MOBI (Downlodable)

Pages : 778

ISBN : 9781839215445

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

From basic editing workflows to finishing and exporting your final cut, explore the features of Final Cut Pro X with this practical guide

Key Features

  • Explore the best ways to use FCP X, from importing and editing to finishing and exporting the final cut
  • Unlock the power of editing in the magnetic timeline to make huge changes or subtle adjustments easily
  • Finish your project with pro-level color correction, effects, transitions, audio, titles, and captions

Book Description

Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) is Apple’s efficient and accessible video editing software for everyone, but it offers powerful features that experienced editors will find useful too. FCP X is the quickest way to transform your raw clips into a finished piece, so if speed is important, make this a key tool in your editing arsenal.

Final Cut Pro X Efficient Editing is a comprehensive best practice guide for all editors. You’ll not only learn how to use the features but also find out which ones are the most important and when you should use them. With the help of practical examples, the book will show you how typical footage can be assembled, trimmed, colored, and finessed to produce a finished edit, exploring a variety of techniques. As you progress through the book, you’ll follow a standard editing workflow to get the feel of working on real-world projects and answer self-assessment questions to make sure that you’re on track.

By the end of this Final Cut Pro X book, you’ll be well versed with the key features of this app and have all the tools you need to create impressive edits.

What you will learn

  • Understand the media import process and delve into media management
  • Effectively organize your footage so you can find the right shot quickly
  • Discover how to assemble a rough cut edit
  • Explore trimming and advanced editing techniques to finesse and finalize the edit
  • Enhance the edit with color correction, effects, transitions, titles, captions, and much more
  • Sweeten the audio by controlling volume, using compression, and adding effects
  • Share the final edited video and archive the job

Who this book is for

The book is for creative professionals, anyone starting out in video editing, and editors switching to Final Cut Pro X from another video editing system. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, you'll find this FCPX book useful. All you need to get started is familiarity with macOS.

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Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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