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From iMovie to Final Cut Pro X

Book Description

From iMovie to Final Cut Pro X offers an accessible, introductory guide to those taking up video editing using Final Cut Pro X, especially users making the transition from iMovie, Apple’s free video software, helping aspirational and mobile filmmakers develop the skills needed to take their career to the next stage. Written by award-winning former Apple Education trainer and Final Cut Pro expert Tom Wolsky, this full-color book illuminates the key differences between these two applications and teaches users how to produce first-class results using the professional application. Wolsky also covers best practices for those working with iMovie on an iPhone or iPad and looking to move to a more advanced desktop program. Downloadable Final Cut Pro X project libraries included with the book offer readers hands-on examples of the techniques and practices discussed. Covers Final Cut Pro X 10.3.1.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  7. INTRODUCTION
    1. Who Should Read this Book?
    2. What's In the Book?
    3. Why Do I Get To Write this Book?
    4. Where's the Media?
  8. Lesson 1 Getting Started
    1. Where Is Everything?
      1. Loading the Lesson
      2. The Interface
      3. Browser Controls
      4. Filmstrip View
      5. List View
      6. Viewing Clips
      7. Browser Details
      8. Viewer
      9. The Dashboard
    2. The Inspector
    3. The Toolbar
    4. The Timeline
    5. Workspaces
    6. Summary
  9. Lesson 2 Preferences and Importing
    1. Preferences
      1. General and Editing Preferences
      2. Playback
      3. Import
      4. Managed Media
      5. External Media
      6. Consolidate
      7. Library Backups
      8. Preferences Files
      9. Customizing the Keyboard
    2. Import from iMovie
    3. Creating a New Event
    4. Importing
      1. Sidebars
      2. Creating Camera Archives
      3. Reimporting Files
      4. Relinking
      5. Importing from Tape-based Cameras
      6. Importing from Photos
      7. Importing Music
    5. Summary
  10. Lesson 3 Organization
    1. Loading the Lesson
    2. Organizing the Clips
      1. Naming Clips
      2. Deleting Clips
    3. Keywords
    4. Favorites and Rejects
    5. Search Filter
    6. Smart Collections
    7. Other Tools
      1. Compound Clips and Auditions
    8. Summary
  11. Lesson 4 Editing Basics
    1. Loading the Lesson
    2. Editing Clips
      1. Append
      2. Insert
      3. Connect
      4. Overwrite
      5. Replace
      6. Audition
    3. Adding Transitions
      1. Available Media
      2. Transitions and Connected Clips
      3. Copying Transitions
    4. Summary
  12. Lesson 5 Advanced Editing: Trimming
    1. Loading the Lesson
    2. Trimming Shots
      1. Moving Shots
      2. Changing Attachment
      3. Blade Edits and Gap Clips
      4. Marking a Selection
      5. Range Selection
      6. Trim Shortcuts
    3. Trim Tools
      1. The Ripple Edit
      2. The Roll Edit
      3. The Slip Edit
      4. The Slide Edit
      5. Trimming With Transitions
      6. The Position Tool
      7. Trimming Connected Clips
    4. The Precision Editor
    5. Summary
  13. Lesson 6 Working with Audio
    1. Loading the Lesson
    2. The Split Edit
      1. Making Split Edits
      2. Trimming Expanded Clips
      3. Transitions and Audio
    3. Controlling Levels
      1. Audio Meters
      2. Audio Enhancements
      3. Audio Configuration
      4. Mixing Levels in the Timeline
      5. Fading Levels in the Timeline
      6. Changing Levels on Part of a Clip
      7. Setting Clip Levels
      8. Match Audio
      9. Subframe Precision
    4. Pan Levels
    5. Editing Music
      1. Adding Markers
      2. Connecting Clips
    6. Roles
      1. Timeline Index
    7. Synchronizing Clips
    8. Recording Audio
    9. Summary
  14. Lesson 7 Multicam Editing
    1. Loading the Lesson
    2. Making the Multicam Clip
      1. The Angle Editor
    3. Editing the Multicam Clip
      1. The Angle Viewer
      2. Editing
      3. Effects
      4. Audio Configurations
    4. Summary
  15. Lesson 8 Adding Titles
    1. Loading the Lesson
    2. Title Browser
      1. Categories
      2. Text Controls
      3. Text Styles
      4. Title Fades
      5. Bumpers, Opens, Credits, and Elements
      6. Lower Thirds
      7. Find and Replace
    3. 3D Titles
    4. Custom Animation
    5. Generators and Themes
      1. Generators
      2. Missing Items
      3. Still Images
    6. Summary
  16. Lesson 9 Adding Effects
    1. Loading the Lesson
    2. Applying an Effect
      1. Copying and Pasting
      2. Removing Effects
      3. Animating Effects
      4. Animating Masks
      5. Audition Effects
      6. Keying
      7. Masks
    3. Audio Effects
    4. Retiming
      1. Constant Speed Changes
      2. Custom Speed Settings
      3. Speed Blade and Transitions
      4. Retime to Fit
      5. Speed Tools
    5. Stabilization
    6. Summary
  17. Lesson 10 Color Correction
    1. Color Correction
      1. Video Scopes
      2. Range Check
      3. Color Board
      4. Using the Color Board
      5. White Balance
      6. Silhouette
      7. Night
      8. Broadcast Safe
      9. Balance Color
      10. Match Color
      11. Looks
    2. Secondary Correction
      1. Shape Mask
      2. Color Mask
    3. Summary
  18. Lesson 11 Animating Images
    1. Loading the Lesson
    2. Transform
      1. Scale
      2. Rotation
      3. Position
      4. Anchor Point
    3. Crop
      1. Trim
      2. Crop
      3. Ken Burns
      4. Distort
    4. Motion Animation
      1. Straight Motion
      2. Curved Motion
    5. Split Screen
    6. Motion Control
    7. Summary
  19. Lesson 12 Compositing
    1. Loading the Lesson
    2. Opacity
    3. Blend Modes
      1. Compositing Preview
      2. Screen and Multiply
      3. Animated Text Composite
    4. Stencils and Silhouettes
      1. Organic Melding
    5. Video in Text
      1. Getting Started
      2. Making Text
      3. Separating the Letters
      4. Adding Video
      5. Edging
      6. Animating the Text
    6. Summary
  20. Lesson 13 Outputting from Final Cut Pro
    1. Sharing
      1. Destinations
      2. Export
      3. Master File
      4. Blu-ray and DVD
      5. Apple Devices, Vimeo, and Others
    2. Roles
      1. Still Image Export
      2. Compressor
    3. Archiving
    4. Summary
  21. KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
  22. INDEX