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  • Ripple and Roll Tools for FAST Edits   The Roll ToolKeyboard Shortcut: RAdjusts the In-point of one clip and the Out-point of another simultaneously; one gets longer, the other shorterThe overall time of the Sequence remains the same; no need to worry about synchAnalagous to the Precision Editor in iMovie '09Quick Edit:Type R to select Roll ToolClick once on edit pointType the number of frames you want to move the edit point; use negative numbers to move the edit point to the leftNo need to click anywhere; just typeNo need to type colons; 115 will move you one second and 15 framesUse a period to replace two zeroes; 3. will move you three seconds [3 ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2011, 9:33 AM by Frank Maggi
  • Using Paste Attributes in Final Cut Pro Using the Paste Attributes technique can be a real time saver. Do the work once, and then transfer that work to other clips quickly. Download a PDF of the lesson below here.
    Posted Dec 1, 2010, 1:05 PM by Frank Maggi
  • Superimpose Edit Here are the steps to do a Superimpose Edit of text over a clip in the Timeline. More detailed instructions are here.Place the Playhead anywhere over the clip in the Timeline where you want to Superimpose text. In the Viewer, click on the Generator button and choose your text type. Configure your text in the Controls tab. Drag your text into the Canvas window and choose Superimpose (F12). Your text is automatically placed above your target clip and is exactly the same duration as the clip it is over. If you need to make changes, double-click the text track in the Timeline to load it into the Viewer and make changes in the Controls tab. Repeat as necessary ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2010, 10:18 AM by Frank Maggi
  • Getting Video from New Cameras into FCP Brave New WorldThe last couple of years have seen a major changes in the video cameras that are available. Probably the single biggest difference is that virtually all of these new cameras are tapeless. No more winding, re-winding and time code breaks (they either record onto a built-in hard drive, some sort of removable media, or both). The second big thing is that most are exclusively High Definition; there is no Standard Definition (wide screen or not). How do you get the footage from these cameras into FCP for editing?Note: The first consumer level High Definition was called HDV and was recorded onto the same mini-tapes that DV went on to. The only cameras we ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2010, 1:45 PM by Frank Maggi
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