FinalCutPro interface

  1. Startup
    • File > Easy Setup : set up project type and settings
  2. User Preferences
    • Timeline option
      • starting timecode : hh:mm:ss:00
  3. Working with media files
    • Photos
      • duration : better shorter than 6s
      • to change : right click > Duration
      • pan motion
      • zoom motion
    • Sound
    • Video
  4. Editing operation
    • track editing
      • down pointing cursor → replace editing (when cursor below)
      • right point cursor → insert editing (when cursor above)
      • head, tail edge cursor → duration change
  5. Sequence setting
    • Timeline option
      • display thumb on timeline
  6. Viewer / Canvas panel
    • View option
      • image
      • image and wireframe (for on-screen operation)
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      • view percent
    • on-screen Editing option (canvas)
      • scale operation : drag the corner of footage in canvas panel
      • duration change : type in top left time box
      • insert source video to sequence [F9] : at play header
      • overide source video to sequence [F10] : at play header
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      • add motion keyframe [ctrl + k]
  7. Motion panel
    • Basic motion
      • scale
      • rotation
      • center
      • anchor point
    • Crop
    • Distort
    • Opacity
    • Time remap
  8. Effect panel
    For video transition : Drag effect filter to in-between / left / right of 2 clips,
    • Video transition set
      • dissolve set
      • cross dissolve filter
    • Audio transition set
      • cross fade (+3db)
    • Video Filter set
      • Perspective set
      • Basic 3D
      • Matte
      • soft edges : create blurred edge
  9. Filter panel
    it is for changing prameters of filters
  10. Create footage in FCP from 1st view panel
    Click A option button at the panel corner, and drag the video to timeline.
    • Matte > Color
      • it create a solid color footage
    • Text
      • > 3rd [good for subtitle]
      • > text [good for title and headline]
  11. Control panel
    for making changes on created footage.
  12. Track panel
    • Source, Destination tab button
      • it is define where to happen for operation of add source video to track
    • Play header move operation
      • left arrow : go back one frame
      • right arrow : go forward one frame
      • home key : go to 1st frame
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      • view all : shift + z
    • Display option
      • view volume keyframes in track
    • Hint in track
      • red underline : means the video is in the line more than twice
  13. Audio panel
    • Target range : -12 ~ -6
    • Mono to Stereo trick : pan the left channel to the mid, and then increase the volume
    • Note: stack of audio will increase total volume
  14. Project Browser
    • right click on label bar for more view informations

Video Modification

  • Change Speed (duration) : apple + j

Video Filters

  • Perspective
    • Flop : inverse video right left
  • Style
    • Diffuse : like through a diffuse glass
    • Replicate : like multi copy pattern
  • Image control
    • tint : make black white or color tint

Common problem

  1. No audio at playing
    • turn on audi scrubbing on

Common User preference setting

Browser Panel - customize label information layout

  • 1. Duration
  • 2. Frame size
  • 3. Compressor
  • 4. Video rate
  • 5. In point
  • 6. Out point
  • 7. Pixel Aspect
  • 8. Alpha
  • 9. Audio
  • 10. Audio rate
  • 11. Audio format
  • 12. offline
  • 13. Media Start
  • 14. Media End
  • 15. Field Domia
  • 16. Tracks
  • 17. Reverse Alpha
  • 18. Data Rate
  • 19. Description
  • 20. Good
  • 21. Log Note

Editing in track

  • Replace move : drag
  • Switch move : alt + drag
  • Insert move : drag with above line
  • Duplicate : alt + d or alt + drag

Common Shortcut

Tools
select move tool a
partial select tool alt + drag select
track move tool t
razor cut tool b
zoom tool z
pan tool h → scrub (hh)
pen tool p [add keyframe]
ripple tool r [trim, and delete gap after trm]
similar way : shift + delete clip will not leave a gap
Slip tool s
[change out point of pre-clip and in point of next-clip at same time]
or [change in out point while maintaining duration in source video]
crop tool: it crops the view region of source video
Navigation
view all shift + z
go to next mark shift + m
go to pre mark alt + m
snap on n
Option of playback
audio preview on shift + s
loop playback ctrl + l
play in to out shift + \
play space
reserve play shift + space
Source video editing
set in point i
set out point o
Insert source video F9
Replace with source video F10
Canvas video editing
make a mark m

More

Working with HDV,

  • Check lesson 13

Working with Color Correction

  • check lesson 14

Working with Text Animation built-in

  • check lesson 15

Working with multiple Camera project

  • check lesson 16
    • syn time of multiple camera
    • wireless microphone for audio
    • Make multiple clip [clips from each camera] with in points
    • selectable camera during sequence [marked automatically]

Working with Keying

  • check lesson 17
    • Chroma key
    • Luma key

Working with Shortcuts

  • check lesson 18

Working with Tapes

  • check lesson 19

Working with Compressor

  • check lesson 20

Tips and Tricks

  • check lesson 21