Computing Essentials Final Cut Pro 6 Basics

Final Cut Pro 6 Basics

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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 1.5 
  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Audience: Final Cut Pro 6 Users

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Final Cut Pro™ 6 delivers high-performance digital nonlinear editing, native support for virtually any video format, and facility-class extensibility and interoperability. This tutorials series outlines the basics this powerful precision-editing program has to offer.


Topics Covered

Final Cut Pro Interface
  • Getting around in Final Cut Pro 6
  • Using the toolbar and audio meter

Customizing the Interface
  • Using the Arrange menu
  • Resizing the windows
  • Customizing the timeline
  • Adding buttons to the Button bar
  • Creating custom keystrokes

Getting Started
  • Creating a new project
  • Filtering Video settings
  • Designating scratch disks
  • Using Capture Now
  • Using log and capture
  • Importing files
  • Creating a new bin
  • Previewing footage in the viewer
  • Using the JKL keyboard shortcut
  • Setting in & out points
  • Adding a clip to the timeline
  • Using Insert and Overwrite edits

Adjusting Edit Points
  • Turning off snapping
  • Turning off linkage
  • Using the Roll and Ripple tools
  • Using the Slip and Slide tools
  • Inserting a transition
  • Editing a transition
  • Backing up FCP projects

Exporting Your Movie
  • Using QuickTime movie
  • Using QuickTime conversion
  • Using Compressor

Introduction to Color Correction
  • Using the color correction window arrangement
  • Understand the Vectorscope
  • Understand the Waveform Monitor
  • Using the Color Corrector 3-way filter
  • Using the Broadcast Safe filter

Advanced Color Correction
  • Inverting the Color Corrector 3-way filter
  • Using the Frame Viewer in the Tool Bench

Basic Video Effects
  • Changing behavior of clips in the viewer
  • Using key frames to composite effects
  • Changing the speed of a clip

Working with Audio
  • Using the Normalize Audio command
  • Using the Vocal DePopper and DeEsser Filters

Other Effects
  • Using the SmoothCam filter
  • Using the Time Remap tool
  • Using motion templates within Final Cut Pro
  • Using the Timeline Layout Pop-Up menu
  • Round-Trip editing to other applications
  • Making a multi clip
  • Real-time editing of multi clips
  • Changing multi clip angles in the timelines

Motion Overview
  • Getting around in Motion
  • Customizing Motion
  • Adding elements from the library to the composition
  • Using the Inspector
  • Using the HUD (Head Up Display)
  • Using the timeline and mini timeline

Optimizing Your Mac for Motion
  • Understanding what Motion needs to run well
  • Changing settings in the canvas for performance
  • Setting the play range
  • Baking groups

Text in Motion
  • Creating a new project
  • Creating a new text layer
  • Adding live fonts
  • Changing text styles
  • Adding text behaviors
  • Changing behavior parameters

3D Motion Effects
  • Changing a composition from 2D to 3D
  • Adding a camera
  • Adding a camera behavior
  • Working with cameras in the canvas

Creating an Animated Background
  • Adding a generator to a composition
  • Adding filters to an object

Using Replicators
  • Adding a replicator
  • Changing replicator parameters

Using the Live Record Feature
  • Using the Live Record feature
  • Green Screen Keying
  • Using the Primatte RT filter

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