Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Introduction to Editing: SKILLS

After filiming our short thriller about a thrilling read, we had to use Final Cut Pro to edit our clips and put it together to form a sequence. Final Cut Pro is a program that allows you to edit, process and output videos to a wide range of formats.

Final Cut Pro presents you with four main windows:
  1. Browser
  2. Canvas
  3. Viewer
  4. Timeline

The browser is where you place your video clips for easy access and arrange them into folders called 'bins'. The canvas is where the video footage appears after you have placed it onto the timeline. The viewer displays tabs for each of the selected clip's audio channels and the audio's waveform can be viewed and scrubbed, and the volume can be keyframed. The timeline is where the clips can be edited together. You can crop the clips and alter the size of the clips, these are only two of the many settings that can be changed.

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