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Final Cut Pro 2 for FireWire DV Editing by Charles Roberts

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Project Setup: Do It Right the First Time and Every Time

Why we do it right every time

Final Cut Pro is a software application. Applications run from inside of RAM, which is volatile memory. Thus when you shut down the application, everything you have done up to that point disappears. Of course if that were the limits of technology, computers would not be worth much to us. In order to work over the course of many different editing sessions, we must save our projects to a hard drive. This allows us to return to the project at a later time without having lost our previous work.

The act of saving files in anything from word processors to video ...

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