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By Charles Roberts

Even if you might have mastered the fundamentals of ultimate reduce professional and need to take your abilities to the subsequent point, or if you are a video editor new to ultimate reduce professional and looking out to place your individual process jointly, this ebook is for you. Written by means of "chawla," a last minimize professional guru and veteran moderator on 2-Pop/Creative Cow, this publication covers the interface fundamentals and workflow yet is going past to handle intermediate recommendations and timesaving assistance for pro effects. Roberts doesn't imagine you could have an IT employees to be had and for that reason is going into the most important problems with organize, configuration, buyer recommendation on deciding to buy, and troubleshooting. both worthwhile is insurance of operating with codecs akin to regular definition, uncompressed, and FireWire DV. * An intermediate-level ebook designed to satisfy the desires of editors coming from different modifying systemsas good as more recent ultimate reduce professional editors able to take your next step in modifying method and in improve* Explores ultimate reduce Pro's performance from each perspective, from drag-and-drop mouse use to fast, old-school keyboard-only, displaying a number of ways to accomplish each one activity, and whilst to take advantage of every one* Covers necessities and jargon-free requisites for operating with renowned codecs akin to FireWire DV and the more and more reasonable ordinary definition uncompressed; written for these trying to improve

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You can click anywhere in the “Current Time Indicator” bar, where the playhead is located, and drag to move back and forth in the clip. Clicking the tabs at the top of the window reveals other aspects of the clip. The Audio tab shows a solid gray mass for levels, because the clip is a test tone with no variations in audio level. In other video clips you will work with, the Audio tabs will contain an irregular spiky line that describes the variations in audio levels in your cup (see Figure 1-26).

The Effects tab contains FCP’s many different built-in effects such as transitions, special effects filters, color bars, audio filters, and video and title generators. When you have clips available in the sequence, you will Figure 1-18 Tabs can also be “torn away” from a window to create a new window occupied only by the “torn-away” tab. The Initial Setup: Optimizing the Mac OS and FCP 21 Figure 1-19 The Browser window contains the Project tab that represents your entire FCP project and all its contents.

Thus, we will use a –12 dB reference tone when mastering to tape in Chapter 11. The Toolbar The next window is the Toolbar (see Figure 1-32). This strip contains all the useful tools that come into play when editing. Some of the tools have several different variations, or Toolsets, which you can access by clicking on a tool and holding the mouse button down for an extra moment. These tools will be covered in the sections on editing and compositing later on in the book. Figure 1-32 The Toolbar contains all the useful tools that come into play when editing.

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