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Quick Tip for Final Cut Pro

Quick Tip for Final Cut Pro

Video editing can often be synonymous with Apple products for its user-intuitive nature and functionality. Although every Apple computer is delivered built with video editing capabilities via iMovie, most video hobbyists and independent filmmakers require a more feature-rich video editing suite. Enter Final Cut Pro (FCP). First manufactured by Macromedia Inc., a now maintained by Apple company., FCP allows users to log and transfer video data onto a tough drive for editing, processing and producing video content in a wide variety of formats. Having a product packed with countless features, useful processes might be often overlooked while shifting through video editing options. Below I have to share a tip for any slow-motion effect using footage with different resolutions and frame rates. With so many formats out there currently, it can be hard to keep an eye on everything and produce this article you desire. Final Cut Pro X

Slowing down video clips to get that slow-motion effect used to take additional steps in previous versions of FCP. Now, in FCP X, the process is quite simple because there is no requirement to create a copy of a clip before you implement the result as FCP now allows nondestructive editing.

To start out, let's assume you might be beginning with 720P video using 60 FPS, but would like to edit in a 23.98 timeline to use for your online blog. You need to make sure your project is setup with the desired frame rate and backbone and with this example you're aiming towards 720P and 23.98. Now apply your original video for the project that was recorded at 720P and 59.92. When playing it in the new desired frame rate, extra frames are taken from the video but the action remains in real-time.

The next step is to conform your original footage towards the desired frame rate for those frames in the clip, effectively setting up a slow-motion clip. First, scrub your clip then enter your "in and out" points into your timeline. Now pick the clip and then select the Retime Menu.

The Retime Menu offers several options: slow, fast, normal, hold, conform speed, instant replay, rewind, speed ramp as well as an option to adjust video quality. Even though the "Slow" option would effectively reduce the speed of the video's playback, optimum results will not be achieved. To achieve the greatest results choose "Conform Speed." This approach adjusts the original video frame rate to the frame rate of the time line. In this case, this effect reduces the speed of every frame in the original content by roughly 40% creating a very smooth and vivid slow motion playback. Final Cut Pro X

Post by final61ig (2016-01-29 14:22)

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