Final Cut Pro 10.2 (FCPX) takes motion graphics to the big screen with incredible 3D titles, advanced masking tools and effects enhancements that make it faster and easier to get the perfect look, being new to the software how do you know which features you need to know first?
Editing video is like retouching with a timeline, you will need to find your own way of working however mastering the basics is essential. You need to be organised from the offset to ensure your way of working is scale able, keeping track of your assets and projects for yourself or the paying client is a high priority. Unnamed projects and bins just won’t cut it.
Tip: Before you get to “cutting the action” you need to organise all your assets, ideally you will have planned your shooting in a similar way.
Tip: FCPX allows you to edit the footage at import, my preference is to work on the files within the editor, if you have managed your asset gathering you can speed this process up.
Tip: My preference is to build and complete the edit in stages, working fluently with short cuts the first edit will be complete with no grading.
If you wish to learn “How to edit with FCPX” my NEW intro workshop for the Mac user will be for you!
A wider range of Jason Harry Mac training workshops for video and photography creatives will be coming to Calumet later this year and early next year.
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