Total Training for Apple Final Cut Pro 7: Select Topics is a collection of tutorials that address some of the fundamentals of setting up and using Apple Final Cut Pro 7. Presenter Kevin McAuliffe, who teaches Final Cut Studio at the Toronto Film College, will show you how you can get started using this powerful editing tool. The tutorials begin with setting up the install & troubleshooting common FCP7 problems. Then you’ll launch the application, get a brief overview of the interface, discover how to use Easy Setup, and review user preferences, system settings and the menus.
Final Cut Pro 7: Select Topics covers the basics of editing and working with effects. You’ll learn how to setup a new sequence, import clips, and work with a timeline. The series also covers editing in the clips and linking them, the editing tools and keyboard shortcuts. You’ll also learn about adding motion effects, how to apply filters, the difference between realtime and non-realtime effects, how to add generators and work with text, and review Safe RT extreme. By the time you are done with these tutorials you will have a fundamental understanding of how to get up and running, basic editing techniques, and how to add effects to your projects.
Set up and Install Your Final Cut Pro 7 Software
Learn About Sequence Setups, Importing Clips & the Timeline
Review the Editing Tools & Keyboard Shortcuts
Create Motion Effects and Apply Filters
Learn to Work with Your Text
Chapter I: SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (03 min)
Chapter II: INSTALLING & TROUBLESHOOTING (06 min)
Setting Up the Install
Troubleshooting Common FCP7 Issues
Chapter III: GETTING STARTED (52 min)
Brief Interface Overview
Using Easy Setup to Create Multi-Formatted Sequences
Creating Your Own Easy Setup Preset
Exploring Menu Items
Chapter IV: BASIC EDITING (45 min)
New Sequence Setup, Importing Clips & Timeline Options
Changing Sequence Settings to Match Clip Settings
Editing Clips into the Timeline
Working with Linked Clips
Exploring the Editing Tools & Keyboard Shortcuts
Chapter V: BASIC EFFECTS (49 min)
Basic Motion Effects
Realtime vs. Non-realtime Effects
Adjusting Effect Attributes
Working with Text
Safe RT Extreme
Total Run Time: 2.5 hrs
Kevin P McAuliffe is currently a freelance senior level video editor working in HD post production in Toronto, Canada. He has been in the television industry for 12 years, and cuts on Avid Media Composer 4 and Apple’s Final Cut Pro 7. He also spends a chunk of his days in Adobe’s After Effects, which he has been using since version 3.5 (yes, 3.5!). Kevin’s high definition onlining credit list includes concerts for Coldplay, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, Snow Patrol, Sum41, Paul Anka, Il Divo and Pussycat Dolls, to name a few. Also, Kevin is an instructor of Advanced Final Cut Studio at the Toronto Film College.
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