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Ep. 2: Learning the Interface

Vimeo Video School
May 18, 2015 by Vimeo Video School Staff
  1. 1.
    Ready to conquer the complex realm of film editing? All you need is a non-ancient Mac and some raw footage to get started.
    02:10
  2. Find your way around Final Cut’s tool-stuffed yet streamlined interface.
    03:03
  3. 3.
    It all starts with an import: snag clips from your computer, camera, phone, and more.
    04:13
  4. 4.
    During and after you import, add keywords and metadata to your clips.
    05:12
  5. 5.
    Organize clips into libraries, events, and projects and create Smart Collections.
    08:29
  6. 6.
    View your work in progress with ease: the playhead and the skimmer are at your service.
    08:04
  7. 7.
    Tap into the timeline and start selecting, trimming, and dragging your clips to perfection.
    13:45
  8. 8.
    Meet your marker: add bookmarks to make navigating your timeline extra easy.
    03:30
  9. 9.
    Mute, solo, fade, or adjust the levels of your audio within the timeline.
    06:35
  10. 10.
    Rotate or crop clips, adjust size, correct colors, and more.
    07:44
  11. 11.
    Auto-enhance your audio, apply presets, or make manual adjustments.
    03:41
  12. 12.
    Make some noise: add music and sound effects, record a voiceover, and import Garage Band projects.
    03:26
  13. 13.
    Browse and add transitions to make moving from one clip to another as smooth as butter.
    03:05
  14. 14.
    Hop between the effects browser and inspector to play with color presets, keying, and themes.
    04:38
  15. 15.
    Put words on your pictures with titles, captions, and credits.
    02:46
  16. 16.
    Crop, trim, and add that beloved Ken Burns pseudo-movement to imported stills.
    05:02
  17. 17.
    Learn how to properly export and upload to Vimeo with these simple steps.
    03:47

3 Comments

Greg Berman

Are your tutorials for the latest version, final cut 10.2.? Thank you and look forward to hearing from you all.

James Lewis

This is extremely well done. Quite clear and well organized.

Naija Live Events

hello, pls how can i download all these tutorials on FCPX on vimeo. I couldn't see download link of the video.

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