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Final Cut Pro 1.2.5 Advanced Tutorial

Virtual Training Company's Final Cut Pro Advanced tutorial is a more in-depth look at Apple's non-linear editing application. This tutorial is for those who have a working knowledge of Final Cut Pro and have completed at least one editing project from beginning to end, and especially those who have taken the first VTC Final Cut Pro tutorial. Author James Monohan expands on topics covered in the first FCP tutorial, such as importing audio. He guides you through more specialized topics and covers new information, such as working with reference movies. You can begin learning now by clicking one of the topics below.


About this CD
Advanced Editing

Advanced Digital Video

Codec Alternatives
Working with DV Toolkit
Addendum to DV Toolkit
Using Auxiliary Timecode

Advanced System Set-up

Choosing Drives
Partitioning Drives
Audio Set-up
Vectorscopes Revisited
Footage/Effects Resources

Updating Your System

Updating OS and QuickTime
Updating FCP

Rendering in YUV

Setting Preferences

Capturing/Importing Media

Camera/Deck Compatibiity
Fire Wire Protocols
Non-Firewire Deck Control
Another glance at CD Import
"Preview Disabled" Messages
Converting DV a lower compression
DV at low Res part 2
DV at Low Res Part 3

Working with 16:9 Footage

Working with 16:9
Capturing 16:9
Item Properties
16:9 Sequence Settings
Viewing 16:9 Media
Mixing 4:3 and 16:9 Footage
Making 16:9 letterbox on normal monitor

Make Reference Movie

Using Reference Movie
Batch Export Reference Movie

Media Management

Cache Manager
Undoing a lost render
Sequence Trimmer Issues
Using Media Mover
Using Relink
Use the Finder when necessary

Maintaining Synchronization

Syncing A/V on Dual System Projects
Knowing When to Use "Link"
Knowing When to Use Linked Selection
The Slip Tool and Fixing Sync
Using Slip and Markers
Using "Auto Sync Compensator"

Editing in the Timeline

Select In to out/Mark Selection
Select in to Out Example
Mark Selection In out to out
Working with Target Tracks
Using Lift
Advanced Locking tracks
Using Extend Edit
Using Trim buttons
Creating Macros/ QuicKEYS
Cutstom Layout

Editing in Trim Mode

Entering Trim Mode 1
Entering Trim Mode 2
Enter Trim Mode 3
Selecting sides of cuts
Playing to your edit point
Trimming on the Fly


EDL capabilities
More EDL issues
Importing EDLs
Film Logic and Film Projects

Audio Editing

Make Stereo Pair
Audio Rendering
Mixing Down Audio
Exporting Audio Tracks fo Onlining
Flattening Tracks

Audio Filters: A Brief Summary

Audio Filters
3 Band Equalizer
Hum Remover
Band Pass Filter/Notch
Low/High Pass Low/High Shelf
Parametric EQualizer ---
Expander/Noise Gate
DC Notch


Using Nests
For Transitions on more than one track
Loading a Sequence into Viewer
Nest a Sequence in a Sequence
Closing Sequences


Fast Keyframe Navigation
Using Acceleration

Compositing: Working with Filters

Applying filters to multiple clips
Paste Attributes
Fx Scripts
Composite Modes

Compositing: Mattes and Masks

8-point and 4-point Garbage Matte
Travel Matte - Alpha
Travel Matte - Luma/Gradient Mask
Using Image Mask
Using Matte Choker

Compositing: Key Filters

Blue and Green Screen
Color Key
Spill Suppressor
Luma Key
Difference Matte

Common FX

Still images and Motion Control
Creating a Widescreen
Flash Frames
FX Scripts


Cutting down on Render times.
Avoiding Render Artifacts/Illegals
3D Text recommendation

Third Party Software: After Effects

Exporting from FCP into AE
Export from AE into FCP
Using After Effects Filters

Third Party Software: Photoshop

Exporting stills into photoshop
Importing Still from Photoshop
Creating Credit rolls with Photoshop
Credit Roll Continued

Third Party Software: Commotion

Exporting to Commotion
Importing from Commotion
Troublespotting import of Commotion Clips

Exporting to the Web

Streaming Templates


Dropped Frames: Some Solutions
Dropped Frames: More Solutions
Type 2 and General Errors
Zapping the pram
System Crashes


Books on Editing Technique
Web Site Resources

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