Getting Started with Final Cut

Final Cut Pro is a sophisticated video editing program made by Apple. It is comparable to Adobe’s Premiere video editing program, which I used in high school’s film-making class. However, final cut is still much simpler than Premiere, which allows users to edit individual elements in a video, once selected and exported as an object.

Here is a simple illustration of what I learnt about Final Cut from the first day of class:

Event Library:

The event lib contains the source of footages that will be used for editing. The first thing to start with Final Cut is to import the footages from other resources, such as a video camera, and display them in the library.

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Event Browser:

The event browser is where the currently selected footages are shown. This is the area where the editors can see the final effects of the editing.

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Project Area/Timeline:

This is the area where footages are adapted to the video, arranged in sequences. Any type of editing also requires a selection of sequence here. I specifically how to cut a footage into pieces, separate audio and video and layer the footages.

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Final Cut comes with many times of effects, including effects, transitions, title browser, generator browser and backgrounds, etc. Theses are very useful tools, if you want to make your video interesting and artificial.

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~ by xilain on November 18, 2013.

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