If you feel that you have the basics under control, and several more complex techniques are well within your grasp too, then it’s time to take a look at what the most advanced professionals are doing to stretch the envelope. Final Cut Pro X is certainly accessible for beginners, but the workflows on FCP X-cut features like Focus, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Voice from the Stone require forward planning and a great deal of care.
How do you collaborate with FCP X? How do you master roles to make the audio mix go smoothly? How do you manage surround mixing? How should you store your media? These ten free tutorials will take your understanding of Final Cut to the next level.
Mike Matzdorff (assistant editor on Focus) guest stars on this MacBreak Studio, and shares his tips for pro workflows. Don’t miss this.
Larry Jordan introduces the FCP X-only feature called Roles, and shows how you can use it. A great technique to classify your shots that won't get in your way.
This video takes Roles a step further, showing a practical example of how you can use Roles to stay organized in a more complex timeline.
If you need to add an reverb effect to an audio clip but it cuts off too soon, this video offers a very handy workaround.
If you haven’t used Automator before, you’re missing out. This video discusses how to automatically turn your script into a scratch audio read.
Clip connections are key to FCP X, and though you’ve almost certainly used them, Thomas Grove Carter here explores the finer points.
Larger shoots almost always employ slates to help sync external audio, and this video from Dan Allen gives you a ton of tips on how to sync up and deal with all those separate files.
Staying with Dan, this video discusses how to mix and deliver in 5.1 surround. FCP X has been able to handle this from day 1, and while many jobs are still simply stereo, you can definitely take audio further.
Not sure where your files are, how libraries work, or what external media is? Listen carefully to find out about the media management changes that 10.1 introduced and which are still current in the 10.2 release.
Storylines are a great way to keep related clips together, but what’s less obvious is the way you can use them to keep connected music clips together, even after chopping them up.
Iain Anderson is an Apple Certified Trainer, videographer, editor, animator, writer, designer and occasional coder based in Brisbane, Australia. http://www.trainingbrisbane.com
Share this post
- 0 comment
- Tags: advanced, audio, feature, focus, management, media, ripple, roles, surround, syncing, top10, tutorial, video, workflow