In this section we cover how to import files, from transcoding to creating proxies. The focus of this lesson is to know how to use the media import window, what choices need to be made and what are the ramifications for each choice.
The first step when learning any software is knowing its working environment. In this section we will cover all of the working parts of Final Cut Pro X’s workspace and what each section is used for. These fundamentals will be the foundation for all work done throughout the course. Understanding this terminology is key, as we will be referring to them at all points of these lessons.
Typesetting is an art that goes back for centuries and is most often associated with the printed page. Text isn’t the first subject to pop into your mind whenever video is mentioned, but one of the most common tasks you as a video editor will execute is the placement of type inside your videos.
Video editors face a wide assortment of content on a daily basis. There isn’t a single source of media anymore but a varietal onslaught of dissimilar content, from professional formats to random digital ephemera created on mobile devices. It’s the editor’s job to arrange and assemble this heap of visual information into cohesive, powerful stories. This isn’t the first time editors of the moving image have faced such a dilemma, and it’s one reason why the montage remains relevant.