Craft of the Cut The Final Cut Pro X Editor's Handbook

ISBN-10: 1119951739
ISBN-13: 9781119951735
Edition: 2nd 2012
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List price: $27.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 7/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Learn by doing! The art of professional video editingAlthough technology is rapidly evolving, it is still complicated to edit video. This unique book not only teaches you the art of professional editing, it also gives you authentic professional experience. You'll be guided through a typical industry production workflow; you'll have access to raw footage, including alternate takes of each scene from a professional short film; and you'll make your own decisions. By the book's end, you'll have completed your own version of a film. It's the perfect primer for aspiring editors who want to ascend to industry-level positions.Immerses you in the actual experience of putting together a film, from storyboards to video rushes to production logsProvides actual media, including alternate takes, and you make all the decisionsWalks you through the production of a commercial short film; by the book's end, you'll have completed your own version of the filmShows you how to use Final Cut Express as part of the production processThe Craft of the Cut goes deep inside the world of professional video editing and equips you with skills for professional-level editing.

Who This Book Is For
What This Book Offers
How to Use Th is Book
Preparing to Edit
Familiarizing Yourself with the Film
Reading the Script
Story and structure
The characters
Working with Reports and Logs
The continuity shot list
The continuity script
Your Role as Editor
Final Cut Pro X Essentials
Getting Up and Running
Locating your fi les on the Mac
Considering media storage
Copying the media to your hard drive
Exploring the Interface
The Event Library
The Event Browser
The Project Library and Timeline
The Viewer
The Toolbar
The Inspector
Working with Keyboard Commands
Essential keyboard commands
The Command Editor
Importing Media
Setting Import Preferences
Importing the Rushes
Creating new Events
Importing files
Keeping an eye on background tasks
Understanding how Events are organized
Grouping Events
Importing Media from Other Sources
File-based cameras
Tape-based cameras
iMovie Projects
Organizing and Preparing Media
Viewing Media in the Event Browser
Working in Filmstrip View
Working in List View
Skimming clips
Playing selections
Marking In and Out points
Evaluating the Rushes
Developing a strategy
Selecting Favorites
Rejecting clips
Removing ratings
Naming clips
Filtering clips
Using Collections to Organize Your Footage
Working with automatic collections
Assigning keywords
Deleting keywords
Working with Keyword Collections
Finding your footage
Creating Smart Collections
Organizing Collections into folders
Working with Metadata
Working with metadata in the Inspector
Customizing metadata views
Customizing metadata properties
Assigning Roles
The Edit
The Assembly Edit
Understanding Projects and Timelines
Creating new Projects
Duplicating Projects
Understanding Storylines
Compiling the Assembly Edit
Appending clips
Performing overwrite edits
Performing insert edits
Working in the Magnetic Timeline
Navigating in the Timeline
Changing the clip appearance
Using the skimmer and playhead
Keyboard navigation in the Timeline
Finding clips with the Timeline Index
Using markers and to-do's
Using placeholders
Editing the Rough Cut
Trimming Clips
Performing a Ripple edit
Performing a Roll edit
Performing a Slip edit
Performing a Slide edit
Using the Precision Editor
Manipulating Media in the Timeline
Cutting clips with the Blade tool
Performing a three-point edit
Replacing clips
Auditioning clips
Mind the Gap
Working with the Position tool
Making the Connection
Connecting clips to the Primary Storyline
Working with Connected Clips
Completing the Cut
Adding Cutaways
Secondary Storylines
Manipulating clips in a Secondary Storyline
Working with Secondary Storylines
Breaking apart clip items
Adding audio clips to the Timeline
Compound Clips
Working with Compound Clips in the Timeline
Working with Compound Clips in the Event Browser
Adding Transitions
Adding simple dissolves
Changing transition durations
Selecting transitions in the Transition Browser
Manipulating transitions in the Inspector
Editing Audio
Accessing the Music and Sound Browser
Working with Audio
Using the audio meters
Controlling audio volume
Expanding and detaching audio
Syncing double-system sound
Creating audio fades
Making Audio Enhancements
Using equalization
Fixing audio problems
The Craft of the Edit
Setting Up the Story
Th e First Act
Evaluating the footage
Exploring the edit
Scene 2
Scene 3
Cutting Dialogue
Dialogue Scene One
Evaluating the footage
Exploring the edit
Dialogue Scene Two
Evaluating the footage
Exploring the edit
Editing Action
Th e Staircase Sequence
Evaluating the footage
Exploring the edit
Building the Climax
Th e Final Act
Evaluating the footage
Exploring the edit
After the Edit
Building the Soundtrack
Replacing Dialogue with the ADR Files
Cleaning Up the Audio
Adding Ambience and FX
Incorporating the Music Cues
Constructing Your Own Sound Design
Creating a Surround Mix
Working with Effects
Exploring the Built-In Eff ects
Transforming images
Trimming and cropping images
Creating the Ken Burns eff ect
Distorting images
Animating with keyframes
Working with the Animation Editor
Creating Effects for the Movie
Flipping Shots
Creating a camera flash effect
Creating freeze frames
Retiming Clips
Applying the Finishing Touches
Color Correction and Grading
Fixing color balance issues
Color matching between shots
Manually Color-Correcting Shots
Working with scopes
The Waveform Monitor
The Vectorscope
The Histogram
Working with the Color Board
Using color masks
Using shape masks
Adding Titles and Credits
Working with titles
Adjusting titles in the Inspector
The Title pane
The Text pane
Creating the opening credits
Sharing and Exporting Your Movie
Working with the Share Monitor
Sharing Movies
Sharing to the Media Browser and Apple devices
Creating DVD and Blu-ray discs
Publishing to the Web
Exporting Movies
Exporting with Compressor
Understanding the Compressor workfl ow
Creating chapter markers for DVD and Blu-ray
Exporting to XML
Red Giant
Noise Industries FX Factory
Intelligent Assistance
X2Pro Audio Convert
What's on the DVD?
System Requirements
What's on the DVD
Using the DVD
Customer Care

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