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<ul><li><p>Final Cut Express 4 Editing Workshop</p></li><li><p>This page intentionally left blank</p></li><li><p>Final Cut Express 4 Editing Workshop</p><p>Tom Wolsky</p><p>AMSTERDAM BOSTON HEIDELBERG LONDON NEW YORK OXFORDPARIS SAN DIEGO SAN FRANCISCO SINGAPORE SYDNEY TOKYO</p><p>Focal Press is an imprint of Elsevier</p><p>This e-book does not include the ancillary media that was packaged with the book</p></li><li><p>Senior Acquisitions Editor: Paul TemmeAssociate Acquisitions Editor: Dennis McGonaglePublishing Services Manager: George MorrisonProject Manager: Mnica Gonzlez de MendozaAssistant Editor: Chris SimpsonMarketing Manager: Amanda GuestCover Design: Alisa AndreolaCover Image: iStock</p><p>Focal Press is an imprint of Elsevier30 Corporate Drive, Suite 400, Burlington, MA 01803, USALinacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8DP, UK</p><p> 2008 Tom Wolsky. Published by Elsevier. All rights reserved.No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher.</p><p>Permissions may be sought directly from Elseviers Science &amp; Technology RightsDepartment in Oxford, UK: phone: (44) 1865 843830, fax: (44) 1865 853333, E-mail: permissions@elsevier.com. You may also complete your request online via the Elsevier homepage (http://elsevier.com), by selecting Support &amp; Contact then Copyright and Permission and then Obtaining Permissions.</p><p>Recognizing the importance of preserving what has been written, Elsevier prints its books on acid-free paper whenever possible.</p><p>Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataWolsky, Tom.Final Cut Express 4 editing workshop / Tom Wolsky. p. cm.Includes index.ISBN 978-0-240-81077-5 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Digital videoEditingData processing. 2. Motion picturesEditingData Processing. 3. Final cut (Electronic resource) I. Title.TR899.W659673 2008006.696dc22 2008007677</p><p>British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication DataA catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.</p><p>ISBN: 978-0-240-81077-5</p><p>For information on all Focal Press publicationsvisit our website at www.books.elsevier.com</p><p>08 09 10 11 12 5 4 3 2 1</p><p>Typeset by Charon Tec Ltd (A Macmillan Company), Chennai, Indiawww.charontec.com</p><p>Printed in the United States</p></li><li><p>To all my friends on the Apple Final Cut Express forum: Ian B, Martin R, Alchroma,VJK, Piero F, Michel B, and many more</p></li><li><p>This page intentionally left blank</p></li><li><p>vii</p><p>WHATS ON THE DVD? ..................................................................................................................... xi</p><p>INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................ xiiiWhat Is Editing? ................................................................................................................................. xiii</p><p>Why Do I Get to Write This Book? .................................................................................................. xv</p><p>Who Should Read This Book? ........................................................................................................ xvi</p><p>Whats on the DVD? .......................................................................................................................... xvi</p><p>ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ................................................................................................................. xvii</p><p>LESSON 1 Installing Final Cut Express ..................................................................................... 1</p><p>What You Really Need ........................................................................................................................ 2</p><p>Firing Up the Application ................................................................................................................. 10</p><p>Understanding the Interface ............................................................................................................13</p><p>Summary ............................................................................................................................................. 16</p><p>LESSON 2 The Final Cut Express Interface ...........................................................................17</p><p>Loading the Lesson ............................................................................................................................17</p><p>Reconnecting the Media .................................................................................................................. 18</p><p>The Browser ...................................................................................................................................... 20</p><p>The Viewer ..........................................................................................................................................29</p><p>Playing Clips ....................................................................................................................................... 33</p><p>Exploring the Canvas and Timeline ...............................................................................................35</p><p>Summary ............................................................................................................................................ 40</p><p>LESSON 3 Setting Up Your Application Preferences ......................................................... 41</p><p>Setting Up a New Project ................................................................................................................ 41</p><p>User Preferences ...............................................................................................................................42</p><p>Contents</p></li><li><p>viii</p><p>General Preferences .........................................................................................................................42</p><p>System Settings ............................................................................................................................... 49</p><p>Easy Setup ..........................................................................................................................................55</p><p>Summary .............................................................................................................................................58</p><p>LESSON 4 Getting Material into Final Cut Express ............................................................59</p><p>Capture .................................................................................................................................................59</p><p>Strategies for Capturing ..................................................................................................................62</p><p>Log and Transfer ................................................................................................................................69</p><p>Importing Files ................................................................................................................................... 73</p><p>Importing Music ................................................................................................................................. 74</p><p>Summary .............................................................................................................................................76</p><p>LESSON 5 Cutting Up Those Shots ........................................................................................ 77</p><p>Loading the Lesson ........................................................................................................................... 77</p><p>Marking In and Out Points ..............................................................................................................78</p><p>DV Start/Stop Detect ......................................................................................................................79</p><p>Using Markers .................................................................................................................................... 81</p><p>Slicing Your Clips............................................................................................................................... 84</p><p>Organizing the Clips ..........................................................................................................................93</p><p>Look Before You Cut .........................................................................................................................96</p><p>Summary .............................................................................................................................................97</p><p>LESSON 6 Editing Basics: Placing Your Shots ....................................................................99</p><p>Loading the Lesson ...........................................................................................................................99</p><p>Working with the Clips .................................................................................................................... 101</p><p>Summary ............................................................................................................................................113</p><p>LESSON 7 Editing Basics: Building Your Sequence ..........................................................115</p><p>Loading the Lesson ..........................................................................................................................115</p><p>Making the Sequence ......................................................................................................................115</p><p>Rearranging the Sequence ............................................................................................................ 118</p><p>The Trim Tools ..................................................................................................................................125</p><p>Summary ............................................................................................................................................131</p><p>LESSON 8 Adding Transitions ............................................................................................... 133</p><p>Loading the Lesson .........................................................................................................................134</p><p>Applying Transitions .......................................................................................................................134</p><p>Rendering ......................................................................................................................................... 140</p><p>Controlling Transitions ....................................................................................................................146</p><p>CONTENTS</p></li><li><p>ix</p><p>Using Transitions .............................................................................................................................148</p><p>Summary ........................................................................................................................................... 153</p><p>LESSON 9 Advanced Editing: Trim Edit and Splitting Edits ........................................... 155</p><p>Setting Up the Project ................................................................................................................... 155</p><p>The Trim Edit Window ....................................................................................................................156</p><p>The Split Edit ................................................................................................................................... 160</p><p>Summary ...........................................................................................................................................165</p><p>LESSON 10 Advanced Editing: Using Sound ..................................................................... 167</p><p>Setting Up the Project ................................................................................................................... 167</p><p>Controlling Levels ............................................................................................................................ 167</p><p>Normalization ................................................................................................................................... 177</p><p>Finishing Up ...................................................................................................................................... 178</p><p>Voice Over .........................................................................................................................................182</p><p>Summary ...........................................................................................................................................185</p><p>LESSON 11 Adding Titles ........................................................................................................187</p><p>Setting Up the Project ...................................................................................................................187</p><p>Text Generator..................................................................................................................................188</p><p>Basic Animation ............................................................................................................................... 197</p><p>Summary ...........................................................................................................................................198</p><p>LESSON 12 Boris Calligraphy and Advanced Titling ........................................................199</p><p>Setting Up the Project ...................................................................................................................199</p><p>Title 3D ...............................................................................................................................................199</p><p>Title Crawl .........................................................................................................................................208</p><p>Nesting ..............................................................................................................................................209</p><p>Still Images ........................................................................................................................................214</p><p>Summary ...........................................................................................................................................218</p><p>LESSON 13 Animating Images ...............................................................................................219</p><p>Setting Up the Project ...................................................................................................................219</p><p>Keyframing .......................................................................................................................................220</p><p>Straight Motion ...............................................................................................................................</p></li></ul>

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