Creating your folder1. Click on ‘Student Folder’ on the desktoporClick Harddrive/documents/Student Folder2. Go to File/ New Folder3. Click on the folder once to re-name the folder with your first and second name.Once this folder has been set-up you will not to do this again.
Opening Final Cut ProOpen up Final Cut Pro by double clicking on the desktopclapperboard icon or selecting it in Programs. The boxbelow will appear, select CONTINUE.
Opening Final Cut ProYou Final Cut project will open up as below: Browser: Viewer: Canvas: This is Preview your clips, This previews where all pictures and sounds your timeline your here and add edits (some effects may using the tabs at the need to render) clips, sound top of the window s etc are stored Timeline: The main window where all your editing is done
Setting the PreferencesYou need to make sure that when you are capturingyour footage that all of your video and audio goes tothe SAME folder. If you don’t do this you will haveproblems later to try and find your files!1. Go to Final Cut Pro/SYSTEM SETTINGS
Setting the Preferences2. Click the SCRATCH DISK tab
Setting the Preferences3. Click SET and select Desktop4. Search for the Student folder5. Double click to open the file.6. Select the Capture Scratch folder and then CHOOSE.
Setting the PreferencesYou must make sure that you set-up your Final Cut Proproject for the right format (i.e. PAL, NTSC) that youwill be capturing.7. Select Final Cut Pro8. EASY SETUP
Setting the Preferences9. For format select PAL10. For our use selectDV-PAL-ANAMORPHIC11. For the frame rateselect (all rates)12. Select SETUP
Saving your Project 1. Save the projectclicking ‘Save Project As’.2. Delete the word ‘copy’in the file nameotherwise you keepsaving different versionsof the project.
Saving your Project3. Search for your‘Student Folder’ on thedesktop or indocuments.4. Click Save.NOTE: Make sure yousave your work every 10minutes and do not relyon the Auto Saves!!
Name your SequenceWhen you first opened your Final Cut pro a sequencewas automatically placed in your Browser window. 1. Re-name thesequence by doubleclicking on thesequence file andtyping into it.
Logging and Capturing1. Select Final Cut Proand Audio/Video Settings.2. Go to file and Log andCapture/click OK when itsays that it can not initializethe device.3. Setup the camera byplugging in the Firewirecable into the USB socket onthe computer and then thefirewire port on the camera.
Logging and Capturing4. Turn the camera on5. The Log and capture windowshould say ‘VTR OK’ whichmeans that the camera isconnected to the computer.If it can not detect a camera itwill say ‘NO COMMUNICATION’(You may need to check thedevice settings or that thecamera is turned on).
Logging and Capturing6. Select the Logging tab7. In the REEL box add yourname8. In the DESCRIPTIONdescribe your footage.9. Rewind the tape using thecontrols in the Viewer until youfind the footage you want tocapture
Logging and Capturing10. Press PLAY on the controls andthen CAPTURE NOW.11. Press ESC when you havecaptured all the footage youwant.The clip will automatically gointo the BROWSER window.12. Turn off the camera andunplug the firewire.
Viewing your clipsOnce you have captured the files you want you can view themby double clicking on the clip or dragging the clip to thewindow and they will come up in the Viewer Window.
Creating BinsBins are a useful way ofkeeping all your footageorganised.You can keep the originalfootage, titles, music indifferent bins, which makes itmuch easier to find it later.This is particularly useful ifyou have a big project andhave deleted something offyour timeline.
Creating Bins1. Select NEW/BIN2. Type a name for the BIN
Editing on the timelineThe Timeline shows the chronological arrangement of clipsand layered video and audio clip items.1. Select the clip inthe Browser.2. Drag the entireclip from theBrowser or theViewer to thetimeline.
Editing on the timeline3. Select the BLADE tool from the TOOL PALLET4. Use the PLAYHEAD to find the right position to makeyour cut.
SnappingIf you want to make a precise cut you need to select theSNAPPER which can be selected at the top right of thetimeline. Once selected it will allow your blade to hit exactlywhere you have positioned the Playhead.5. Move to another part of the footage and make a cut.
Deleting Clips5. Move to another part of the footage and make a cut.6. Select the footage you want to cut and select BACKSPACEon the keyboard to leave a space
Deleting7. DELETE on the keyboard to move the last clip next to thefirst.NOTE: There are more than one tracks on the timeline. Anyfootage that is placed above another on a higher track will bethe footage that you will see in the Canvas!!!
Export your sequence as a QuickTime movie:1. With the Timeline active, Choose File > Export > QuickTimeMovie.2. Type a filename for yourmovie in the Save As field.3. Select a location for theQuickTime movie file. Forexample, select your StudentFolder.
Export your sequence as a QuickTime movie:4. Make sure the Include pop-up menu is set to Audio andVideo so that both the audio and video of your movie areoutput. You could also choose to export just the audio or justthe video of your movie.5. Select Current Settings.6. Make sure the MakeMovie Self-Containedcheckbox is selected sothat Final Cut Pro creates asingle file that is easy totransfer and play.7. Click Save.
Key ToolsBlade ToolMove Tool Moves footage upPlayhead Tool Leaves a space