How To Edit A Movie On Final Cut Pro
Knowing how to edit a movie on final cut pro can be a very profitable piece of knowledge. Videos sell virtually everything on the Internet today. The easiest editing involves smart shooting for editing. A good director divides his movie up into consolidated scenes. This means that scenes are shot to completion. Now let’s get started with this central idea.
To edit a movie on Final Cut Professional you will need:
- Final Cut Pro
- Unedited Camera Footage
- A Computer
- Import your camera’s footage. This means you need to attach a cable to your camera and read off all data from the HD/DV tape. This imported data will appear in your footage index as consolidated scenes. Final Cut like most modern programs can detect where you manually stopped the camera. This means that when you ended a scene, it also ends a digital capture. The result is that you can observe a scene just the way you filmed it without having to cut anything. Final Cut directly correlates good filming with less editing.
- From the storyboard window, drag these already perfect scenes into the workflow and watch your movie! You can preview and make edits to select scenes based on what you see.
- Make edits to scenes that need modification. In this situation you will pull the scene from your list and left-click it. Choose “edit” from the drop down and it will put it in the fast editor window. You can then clip the video/audio stream to the desired length. Save this back to the main storyboard and your changes will be seen in the sample timeline.
- Click “Make Movie” and the system will build a consolidated movie in your required format.
Please note that QuickTime and HD are very large but highly detailed visual formats. Only use these formats for mediums that can accept large output files. An example would HD-DVD. Most other formats are used for YouTube, Facebook and other video websites. On a daily basis you will use Windows Media format, AVI and MP4. Make sure you choose the format that gets your point across for your medium of choice.