Chapter 1. Working with the Interface

Lesson Files

FCP4 Book Files > Lessons > Lesson 1 Project

Media

Sahara folder, Music folder

Time

This lesson takes approximately 50 minutes to complete.

Goals

Launch Final Cut Pro

Open and close a project

Work with menus, keyboard shortcuts, and the mouse

Understand the Final Cut Pro workflow

Work with projects in the Browser

Work with the Timeline and Canvas

Play a sequence

Zoom the Timeline

Quit and hide Final Cut Pro

The Final Cut Pro interface is flexible and dynamic. You can choose preset options within the interface or customize your own. In this lesson, you will work with the Final Cut Pro interface, learn about the workflow of a project, organize project elements, work with the transport controls in the interface, ...

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