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   Last updated: February 19, 2011






Apple Final Cut Pro Basic Series: Final Cut Pro Offline Editing

Apple Final Cut Pro Basics Series comprises 8 video tutorials in a total of 1 hour and 4 minutes.  This series is designed for those who have just started using Final Cut Pro and wish to acquire very basic skills enough to offline-edit simple videos.

In this series, we use a short QuickTime video clip which were recorded with a screen capture application.  In this clip, simple tasks are recorded to show how to use QuickTime Pro functions.  It is intended to design a very first video tutorial.  So we import this clip, create a preset for it and then edit it.

Note that this is not a sufficient solution to learning how to create video tutorials or how to use Final Cut Pro at all.  This series only offers a tool for Final Cut Pro beginners as to where to start.

Offline editing basics #01: This 3-minute short tutorial quickly explains the screen interface of Final Cut Pro.

Keywords: Project, Bin, Sequence, Timeline, Canvas, Viewer

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Offline editing basics #02: At first, we want to import a QuickTime clip.  So we attempt to identify the video settings.  Finally, we create a sequence preset and import it.  But then we encouter an audio unredered issue.

Keywords: QuickTime, VLC, Audio compressor, Audio sample rate, Audio bit depth, Video compressor, Screen resolution, Frame rate, Sequence preset, Rendering

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Offline editing basics #03: After successfully reading audio and video streams, we start making a video tutorial.  We want to create a simple introductory image with Adobe Photoshop and Fireworks 8.  We then decide which application and what graphc format suit our needs best.

Keywords: Timeline, User Preferences, PNG, PSD

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Offline editing basics #04: We edit video by making cuts, creating still images out of it and setting key frames.

Keywords: Duration, Snap, Join Through Edit, Add Edit, Make Freeze Frame, Key frames

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Offline editing basics #05: To begin with, we edit the introductory image in real time.  Then we encounter a slight problem.  We also use one of the video generator effects to lay a text image in the video.

Keywords: Offline, Reconnect, Video Generators, Crawl, Scrolling Text, Text, Typewriter

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Offline editing basics #06: After making a duplicate clip, we place a piece of matte to shed a spotlight on a specific area of the screen.

Keywords: Marker, Matte, Mask Shape, Composite Mode, Subtract, Invert, Make Favorite Effect, Favorites

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Offline editing basics #07: After creating and importing a farewell image and then laying a transition effect, this video tutorial is complete and ready for export.

Keywords: Video Transitions, PagePeel, Batch Export

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Offline editing basics #08: This last video tutorial doesn't involve any Final Cut Pro workflow. It only shows some of the projects and sequences we created previously as examples.   Final Cut Pro tutorial

Final Cut Pro is a product of Apple computer, Inc.