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Final Cut Pro X: Making the Transition by Larry Jordan

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2. Get Started Editing

I know you’re in a hurry to get started. That’s what this chapter is about. It introduces the interface, defines several key concepts, and covers the process of creating a new Event, creating a new Project, and making a simple edit. I’ll show you how to set system preferences, and, at the end, I’ll present some essential keyboard shortcuts and how to create new ones.

There’s a lot to learn, but the purpose of this chapter is to give you a sufficient overview to help you start editing quickly. Later chapters will go into all these subjects in much more detail.

Learning About Events and Projects

Making the transition into Final Cut Pro X requires learning new concepts. Two of them are Events and Projects. An Event is a collection ...

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