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Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X - Complete Beginner Tutorial

teacher avatar Henrik Olsen, YouTuber, Drone Pilot, Storyteller

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Lessons in This Class

21 Lessons (1h 23m)
    • 1. 0. Introduction

    • 2. 1. Download Sample Footage

    • 3. 2. Workspace Overview

    • 4. 3. Organize your Footage

    • 5. 4. How to Import Footage (HDD + SD card)

    • 6. 5. Create your First Project

    • 7. 6. Add Clips to your Timeline

    • 8. 7. Adjust your Timeline

    • 9. 8. Overlay Clips on your Timeline

    • 10. 9. Rearrange Clips on your Timeline

    • 11. 10. Simple Export of your First Project

    • 12. 11. Your First Class Assigment

    • 13. 12. How to use the Powerfull Inspector

    • 14. 13. Add Text to your Timeline

    • 15. 14. Use Transitions between Clips

    • 16. 15. Use Plugin's enhancing your Project

    • 17. 16. Add Audio Track to your Timeline

    • 18. 17. Add Sound effects to your Project

    • 19. 18. Apply Attributes to Multiple Clips

    • 20. 19. Export your Project to a Shareable Video (advanced)

    • 21. 20. Second Class Assigment

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In this Final Cut Pro X Beginner Tutorial you will learn the basics by taking you through the process from importing media, editing of the magnetic timeline, adding effects and simple transitions finally rendering your work into a final video. This Final Cut Pro X Tutorial is made with stunning easy step by step with video samples included you can download: 

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If you have not made up your mind to purchase Final Cut you can try it for free through this 90-day trial version provided by Apple. 

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You will discover a few secrets about Final Cut Pro X and learn how to streamline your workflow  

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Henrik Olsen

YouTuber, Drone Pilot, Storyteller


Hello, I’m Henrik Olsen and my passion is photo and video, and I love to share my knowledge helping you Make Better Videos :-)


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1. 0. Introduction : If you're working video, there's really no way around the anything process. You can't make a final starting video it just by recording a one. Take at least that require a lot of practice. So most videos are made in the edit, as people say, so holding you anything skill will be a very important tool for you to wear. Be able to make some stunning video results in this final cut pro to toil. I will take you through the basics, working with video from important raw footage, two way editing and working with the magnetic timeline, I will show you how toe add effects and probably using province, as well as how you render the video into a final product. So by complete in this course, you will have a two box off the most basic skills that you need to crush the video game. And that is regardless, if you are planning to produce videos for your business or if you just want to put something out on social media that will stand out from the crowd, you don't need to have any prior experience in editing video. I will take you through the full process and equip you with the tools that you need to have basic editing skills. Welcome. Very nice to see you. I'm Henry Golden, and I will be your teacher in this, CASS. I have been teaching about drones and technology on YouTube for the past three years, and the foundation off my YouTube channel has been my own produced video content, either with cameras, action cameras, that diesel ass and also with drums. So I've been doing a lot of video editing. I have posted more than 400 videos to my channel and have a subscriber base off more than 33,000 subscribers as it is right now. So I have a pretty extensive knowledge about the basic skills that you need to do to beer to edit your videos, doing 2 to 3 regions weekly for the last 23 years. That requires a lot of planning but also an efficient workflow. There's some of that knowledge I've gained as a YouTube creator that I want to share with you in this class. I don't believe in one way communication or one way teaching. This is between you and I. That's why I recorded some footage for you. to get you started. You can download this footage through a link in the cast description. In this way, you can't be using this exact same food is that I'm using. That would make it very easy for you to follow along and also to share the your progress with your classmates. Find God. Pro X is a paid software, so you don't already own this offer. You have access to a 30 day free trial through a link in the class description. In this way you could free of charge, Test out. Final cut is the right editing software for you. With that being said Fine Kapros, probably one of the best video editing it software that's out there. It works very flawless and very efficient, and it's fast, even on older hardware. I've been using this software for the last three years, and I don't regret paying the money to get it, and the best part is that it's very easy to learn. So I'm very eager to get going in with this class to show you how easy it actually is. You would also, through this course, learn a few secrets that I've discovered over the years and also learn how to streamline your work, Phil. So I hope you all pumped up and ready to go learning final car Pro. The first assignment that you will get is to download the footage imported into final cut pro edit, a show of media sequence exported as a video and uploaded to the class for feedback. Let's get started. 2. 1. Download Sample Footage : welcome to this final card program the easy way course. Before we even take into the software, we need to get you some footage that you can work with throughout the CASS and there I've been recording some assemble footage from some really cool places. They're here locally that you will be able to use it during a the lessons. The adventures of that is that they make it a lot easier for you to follow along, as you will be using the exact same clips that I have provided for you in the description. Off the course, you will be able to find a link that's called download sample footage. If you press that one, you will be transferred to my website where that's two packages of footage available and you want to download both of them could by just kicking the link first the Fredensborg Castle and then the orbit castle. Both of them contained footage recorded here locally that we can't be using it during the lessons. There's a round of 250 megabyte off footage, so if you're on a slow connection, it could take a little time. Once the footage has said completed. we could go to the counter for, but you have to to sit fires and you just stop protectees to extract what's inside. And if you're just jumping in one of the foremost, you would be able to see that this is a really nice footage that I recorded with my drone around some of the beautiful castles here in Denmark. This is basically what we will be using during the rest of this course. In the next lesson, we will go over the basic interface off Final cut, Pro X. 3. 2. Workspace Overview: Let's go over them one by one, starting in the upper left corner, moving to the right. In this section, this is the library structure off the final Carter. Be hosting the footage that you would be using in your videos and also host audio files and photos or whatever. You could think off special effects that would go into your fun project. You can also access the audio part off final card, and it's delivered with a nice and selection of sound effects that they you can be using in your projects free of judge. And also and you have access to music in case that you have some music tracks that you allowed to use. Family and there is in the library structure has access to some building titles that you can use to add text to your videos, as well as some generators backgrounds that you could use in different ways. But how all of this is being used in your projects, I'm going to cover that in the labour. Listen, if you just go back here to the library, then this section, this is where you will import your media and you will work with the media and caught out parts of it and added to the timeline, Sugar said, This is basically the cutting board or the part offer the program, but you modify it that bits and pieces said that you want to add to your project moving to the next section. This would be your viewer. A partof. Selecting the right part off a video clip is that you can see what it is that you actually selecting. So when you're working in this area here, you'll basically be able to see in the result or the part that you have bean selecting in this video player. This is just a simple, bigger player, and it will play whatever a footage that you are trying to import or footage that you have actually put on your timeline out here on the right, you have the inspector. That is a pretty powerful tool that we're going to talk and thought about doing it. The common lessons because you could do a lot of stuff with the inspector Inspector allows toe do a whole series of things to each individual clip, and you will benefit a lot from learning in that part. Off the on that section of the software. And down here you have the timeline, and this is where you at your foot is in your Oreo, which will eventually end up in your final video. In the next lesson, we will take a closer look at each individual area. Let's start by looking into how you organize your footage. 4. 3. Organize your Footage: the thief or library. When you open a fan card pro is called untitled. But you might want to call this something different that's more related to the project that you're working on your dimple. Simply double tap, untitled. Then you could give it another name. Then you give it another name that is more suitable for your project. But you could maybe also decided you want to create a completely new library. Maybe you have been working on this library for a while and your bit stuffing it with a lot of footage and you simply just won at fresh start. Then you go up here under fire and then you say new library and then it will come up and it was suggest, entitled because it recorded my cool videos, Justin. Except you can call it whatever you want. When you press safe, you could see that it will create a new library that is called my cool videos that we just named it. You can rename it anytime you want for whatever name you want to give it. The cool part about using this approach is that if I go here to the finder, then I can go under, finally caught here and then you can see this is basically my library where this is where my library low is located. And in that way, that will allow me, if I remember to close the project inside fine card on, but can basically move my whole project, including everything to another location or even to another computer That's very useful. If you want to take your projects with you, then they just create a new library that contains on the wrong foot. It said that you need and they're basically also the projects that you are creating. And then you could simply justice, put them on a portable drive or anything, and then you can take it with you. That has been a very, very useful feature for me, and that is a bit of a pro tip that you will really appreciate. If you're working with us. Let me just show you how you close the library. Just go here and then you right click and save close library. If you're close library like I did now, then you could basically like a showed you before I go into the final cut here. And then you have the skills she and library that we just made, and I can move that toe any location now. So under library that we just have created per default has created an event that is named the date where we created the actual library. And this is a pretty smart way off organizing your footage, because when I start import stuff here now, it will go into this event so basically have a way off grouping for did share under a certain date. And this is a brilliant because if I have footage that was recorded or longer period of time, that will make it easy for me to keep it organized and to sort of find the food is their need. Smart collections they are pretty smart. If you have a lot of mixed content where you need to sort it out this way, you could basically maybe only you get on the videos or three audio tracks alone or stuff like that is probably pretty smart. But I have not so far have projects in the size where I had to use this functional toe. Organize my footage in the next lesson. I'm sure how to import the food instead of just under 5. 4. How to Import Footage (HDD + SD card): in this lesson. We're going to take a closer look at how you import footage to your library. We start the import by pressing import medium. We know that the footage can be downloaded before was stored in the download folder off the Manchester. So we need to go to the mag just right. Users, My name here. And then we have a download folder. So here we can see the two libraries that there were previously downloaded. Let's just take the one that's called wobbly Sluts. This one and yeah, I can preview the footage. Maybe I don't want to import everything so I could just import some off the clips. And in this case, I want to import everything. So what I do now is take one step back and highlight the folded that I want to import with the footage in. But before I do that, I have to take a look here in the right side. And then, as you can see right now, it will be added to the event that we had before that was created. The same date essay we created the library. Oh, I could decide to create a brand new event under my my cool videos elaborate, and I could call that order just to keep that part off the food to isolated. Another important decision to make is to decide if your files needs to be copied into the library or if they just have to stay in place. And there are pros and cons against each approach. But I normally copy copy on the files into the library for the reasons that I mentioned earlier that I'll be able to move the complete library, including files toe and another this nation if I have to take the project with me that dis avenges of that is. Of course, the files tend to get pretty big. The adventures is that even if you take away some of the sources say for the files and then the video will not break or the timeline will not break and you won't have missing clips inside the time. So I think it gives it the most clean work throw with type of products that I'm working on to copy all the files into the library. These are the options that are normally considered every time. May I import media the rest I just leave a service. Let's press import. So now you can see already. Now the footage has been there important and you could basically start working on it. If you remember the description that I made about the layout off the software, you can now see, maybe it makes more sense now that you can see this is the clips that we have important. They are located on a nice a time line up here. This is the timeline for each individual clip. What you see here is the clip that I have selected, and over here can I can't play my footage. I can see what's going on but what I are probably thinking. And what if I have a digital camera I want? If I used a video recorder and I might have SD card instead that I want to use My footage is not downloaded from the Internet. It's recorded in some sort of media and we have very easy. We just popping the SDF at computer and sometimes the import dialog is being in laws automatically. But if it doesn't get launched recently, just pressed the therapy and what we can see now is that we have a new entry accord on time . And if I press that I would give access to the SD card and I have been cheating little bits . I've been covering the technical media Sam Library to this one. So we're just going here and see this The same library. So, as you can see now, have access to the tech drone Media sample library where there are three clips from another castle around this area and I can select those one of the three of them and then I can say import. And right now I don't want them to go into the or very event. I want them to go into this 26 off November event, but still under my cool video under the Michael Video Library. Copy the fire said to the library and then import. So now you can see I have the three files here nicely organized under the 26th of November , and I have the Qassam finds from War AB dose under the label would be So this is a way I'm not saying this is the right way, but this are different methods said for importing footage from either fixed location on the hard drive on from an SD card, and this is a way of organizing it in a way so you better can find your way around it. It doesn't matter if you only have a few amount of files, but when you start to have bigger amount of fine, see, you really appreciate that you have it a little bit organized. One final thing I want to show you is the day I've chosen this view for buring the clips that I have been working on under this event, but you can organize it in multiple way, say, depending on your preference. I like these lists because that makes it more concrete for me toe work with it. But I could select toe, go up here and just put it as individual clips and I can. From this menu, I can modify it. You can see more or less I can make it bigger. Lesser. I can stretch the clips, so I have it stretched over longer and short time, so that's ever ways of organizing your footage. But I prefer this way of organizing it because then I have each had the individual timelines for each clip located here. In the next lesson, we're going to take a closer look at how you create your first project. 6. 5. Create your First Project: in this lesson, I will show you how you create your first project Before you even start a generator project . You need to know what kind of footage it is that you're working with. And the way to determine that is that you're simply click on one of the clips. Then you move over to the inspector and then you press the little I up here That would give you the basic information about each individual clip and what we can see here. This is a 7 20 p clip and it's recorded in 23.97 frames per second, which is equal to NTSC. So this is an important their information because, say, Let's say that I wanted to do a four K video. This will not work very well with this kind of footage because it's recorded in less resolution, so it would have to be up scaled and they would probably end up looking pretty OK, so now with that information, we just move over to the orbit event and then right click and we be are presented with a lot of options here. But we should now select new project and we will be prompted with this dialogue we should start by giving our project and name That's called it or be costal by night. You don't need to use caps. You can you say? Then you can use it in the way that you want. I just your caps for this example. Then you need to decide what type off movie is it We knew from before that this is a 7 20 p footage. So we need to select 7 20 p. If it waas a four k footage. We should, of course, have selected four K or any off the other rulers of resolutions that there was matching The footage that we have been working on but for this examined were choosing 7 20 people. So now we have the same resolution here as our footage, which means that the footage will not be scaled where we talk about scaling. You can of course, say you can downscale downscale that saying no, issue it on. You had down skate for four K footage and use it in on a 7 20 p project. That's no problem. The problem comes the other way around. If you I don't have enough pixels to scale it up to a higher resolution. So then the frame rate we knew this was, say, 23 98. So we need to pick that oneness. Otherwise we would get choppy footage on the timeline. You really need to pay attention to this part because this quickly to very choppy and their and their jerky footage the rendering ever progress for 22. That's perfect. Our your stereo. That's also nice. And then we simply press. So now we have empty timeline down here, and in the next lesson, I will show you how it clips to the timeline. 7. 6. Add Clips to your Timeline: in this lesson, I will show you how to add a clip into the timeline selected out of your footage, the process of selecting a clip stance by selecting the raw footage from which you want to take parts off and head to the timeline. So let's say that we want to start with this nice a revealing off the castle, and I only one part of it because you really want to hold clip in there. The easiest way that I have found that has been working very well for me over the years is to use shortcuts on the keyboard. It sounds a little bit intimidating, but it's actually only a few shortcuts that you need to learn to be able to operate most of this directly from the keyboard. The 1st 2 short cuts I want to teach you is the I nto, and those are very handy because the I is for in singles to start off the frame and the always out for the end of the frame. So this way I can, very easily by just using I and oh indicate the start and the end off the clip that I want to add to the timeline. So let's try and do that. So let's just go up or the footage here and say, Okay, this seems like a nice position. So are simply press I and you will see now the yellow bus box shortens down, indicating this is where the frame or the clip will start. Then I need to find the in frame and let's say that they were like this position a lot. Then I simply press Oh, and then it shortens down the yellow box from the other side. And this basically shows the clip that I want to add to my timeline. The next your coat. I will introduces E eat ever allow us to at the clip that we have just selected to the end of the timeline. So let's press e and see the kid jumps into the timeline like that. We can take this even further by adding additional short cuts, and that those are J. K and L. And what, that what they could do? Let's just say it say that we want to select someone from the next clip here is that I can push is my curse is somewhere here. And if I press help, it will simply play back the footage, and I could press cake to stop it, and I can use J to reverse it. So this three key combination I could basically scrub back and forward in my footage without touching the mouse. And this is something that you would really, really love to learn because there's will make your workflow so much easier than sitting, fiddling around with the mouse. So if we combined that with the two other shortcuts that oh, in the eye, then you have a very powerful tool. So let's say I just scrapped back and forward here but the J and help. Then I find a nice place, a where I want my inter frame. This could be the place. I simply press cape for stopping in playback. And then I can press the I and then it happens automatically that it shots up the clip. Then I can continue presently out finding the right the perfect spot for my inference the night Chris Kate. And then I press oh, to indicate this is my key are out front. So now we did the exact same operations that we did before we were used the mouth to scrub back and forward just used the shortcuts instead. So let's repeat the five shortcuts that I have taught you so far. I is to start frame. Oh is the end frame l place the footage forward k stops j plays it in reverse, and e adds it to the end off the timeline. So let's just press that, see their trip jumps nicely into the end of our timeline. Let's just do a few more clips. Let's take this one again. I am back and forward and I can actually make it go even faster forward if I top attack TL . It was just twice as fast. So if I have a clip with a long duration where need to scrub back and forth just docutech double tap that JR the L, then it goes top speed. So this part also looks very nice. So I said, E I and by this time I don't even stop it, and I say, OK, this And then I said, Oh, for out in this way, I actually saved the step where stop every time. This comes with experience that you can just simply just duties and tricks that on the fly and that will speed up the process. And not that you can just add clips on the fly like this and we at the E to edit there. Let's just grab find one here. Somebody has already selected parts of this may be it was us. So let's select some of this. There's also looked very nice. So let's say Okay, this looks nice. Nice, nice onto that work and in the open and need to add it on time. So now we have added four clips to the timeline, and in the next lesson, I'm sure how you can basically at just the timeline, so it makes it a little bit easier for you to work with it. It's a bit cramped now here in the corner, off the timeline, but you could do stuff to that to make it easy and to work with 8. 7. Adjust your Timeline: in this lesson, I will show you how you can adjust the timeline very easily. We have now added four clips to the timeline, but they seem to be claret a little bit here, in there, in the corner. So what we can do now is we can go to this film strip over here that will present several options for us to modify this. I could stretch out the time line like this, not really really long. And maybe there was a little bit too long. So let's just pull it together again here so we can have all the clips within. Then be sure, sir, and I have ordered three clips, and that makes it a little bit easier to see what's actually going on on the individual clips. I can also and adjust the height of the tip so it seem or less off what's going on on the clip. I can change the composition here, and you might wonder why I want to make the crew area picker. But if we just jump to the other footage that we have recorded like this, you would see that the blue part below the clip that's actually audio clip is divided into it, the visual part and then the or your part. So let's just at even though it's not from the same Kassam. So let's just add a clip here, selecting I using L two scrub forward and oh to indicate the out frame and e to add it to the end of the time. So now you can see that I have a clip here that contains audio, and I can soft decide how much the audio should be off the visual representation off the clip by changing this saying so, depending a little bit off what you're doing with your footage here, you might wanna have one. Do you want more dominant than the video part off the clip? But in this case, we don't have much audio on the constant clips, so way we would simply just make it. Maybe not maximum, but dress up like this. This is normally T for that I'm using. Let's take away this clip again. That's another thing that I want to show if want to remove a clip from the time, and you can do that in two ways. One way is just toe press. The clip like this and then press a delete on the keyboard. Then it will go away. Command set would bring it back. Or you can simply a press command X, which is the combination that I use the most, because it's right just right next to Booth hands that I feed using. So on x o. I delete to get rid of a clip and all set will bring it back like it's in any other normally problem Mac program. So this is how you can alter your timeline it So it's AIDS. It's easier for you to work with. In the next lesson, I will show you how you work with multiple clips on the same timeline. 9. 8. Overlay Clips on your Timeline: you don't necessarily only need tohave a single timeline. This is a very powerful to final card so it can work in multiple tracks so way, the way that you're doing this is you can simply at clips on top of your timeline. And then let's say that let's jump back to the water for the chair. Let's say that for some reason we want I add something a close up off this tower on top off the existing timeline. Let's say that day in this area, we just want a and close up off the top of the conscience. And for some reason, so it lets. And the way we do that is that we start the same procedures before we set our inter frame with I. Then we scrub through footage. Say okay for this, This is nice. And then, instead of using the shortcut e to add it to the end off the timeline, we can simply press Q. And then we jump to the precision it went. The cruiser is located, so when I press Q now, it would jump down to this position. So now you can see that this clip is precision nicely on top of the others. And what will happen if I played and the playback shortcuts J, K and L. They also work on their under timeline, so could simply just played here. See, now it plays whatever is on the top, it basically the same as if you're looking from the top down. It will play whatever is on the top, and I could, I don't know, just for the sake of it, I could decide to stack another clip on top of this. So let's just go here and select another clip with the usual shortcuts and then press Q to stack it on top here so I can keep stacking as many as I want on top here. And it will show the one that is, say, on top. So you see, like that you were typically use multiple layers of clips. If you have, let's say and made track with a person that's talking and you want to overlay some footage on top off what he's saying, then you can do this. That would be very easy, So this part down here will be talking head and then on top of this, you will put the B road. That sort of emphasizes the story. All to think that the person is saying this is just an example of how you would use multiple layers of clips. In the next lesson, I will show you how you rearrange and edit the clips directly under time. 10. 9. Rearrange Clips on your Timeline: in this lesson, I will show you a few was basics to how you can rearrange your stuff on your timeline is not necessarily that you have ever eclipse in the order that you might want to end up having in your project. So it would be very nice for you to be able to very easily switch the order off the timeline and the way that you do that is you simply take on market clip, and then you can just drag it through the position that you want. And because this is a magnetic timeline, it closes the gap very nicely. So if every time I move a clip to a precision, it just closes the timeline, it might be that the video has been shot sequentially. But you you want to move some of it to the beginning to excite the viewer so this could be done this way. Then you're probably thinking, What about the O? Always hear the overlapping clips. What do you do about those? But that's the smart thing. That's why it's called them at magnetic timeline, basically, because everything attached to sort of to the main timeline as we have it here and there. If I move this clip, all the clips that are on top of this and basically attached to this clip will move along so I could take this clip and move it to this position. You will see all of the kids are moving along while I'm moving it. And that is brilliant. Because if you are spent a lot of time on tricking different details of clips here, then it's very, very need and nice that you can move the whole portion off the timeline, including all the attach clips. This is a really one of the features that sets the final quarter part. Another thing you would do to the timeline is you can edit directly on it, and then what that means is that you might have not selected the clip, the duration off the clip that you actually wanted. Maybe you want to live longer or you wanted it a little bit short. And then it would be a shame if you were not allowed to edit that also, that after you have added it to the time and you can you can simply just it take in the end . It there your out frame, and then you will just move it to the design position and the same goes with in front. And you can see that the magnetic timeline that it just very nice ing nicely accordingly. It doesn't leave any gaps in your timeline that would end up as black spots in your video. But this is a pretty nice that you can do this. You have another option? A. Let's say that you want to divide this clip into two pieces. You have a row of tools up here and one of them that I use a lot. That is the way to. And if I select the blade to which, by the way, also can be accessed through the shortcut B, then I can't delight the clip at any position where the curse eyes like that. So now I basically separated. This is the final Clipper into two parts, and because I can move it around, then I just go for the selection tool, which I can access through the a key that I could just mark Kip, that I just caught off. And I can do that to another position that gives a lot of flexibility rear to rearranging your timeline. In the next lesson, I will teach you how to do a simple export 11. 10. Simple Export of your First Project: Let me just show you real quick how you export video for your first class assignment. Let me just show you how you export to medium for your first class sign. Who do that by present this year I come up here and then you're simply pressed Apple device 7 20 p and then you press share. And then the final card will start rendering that final footage and the video file will be stored in a folder that's called Home Video and that is located on the user. Your user name, music, iTunes, I, jewels, media and Home videos. And that one is called or because by night, which was the same name as they gave the project. So this is a video that you just exported, and you can operate your version to the class project as the first class assignment. In the next lesson, it's time to your first assignment 12. 11. Your First Class Assigment: Now you have the basic knowledge how to import footage into final cut. You know how to select parts of your footage. Now you have the basic knowledge How? Toe import footage into final cut. You know how to create a project you know how to select you now have the basic knowledge to get footage into final card, organize it and also to create your first project. You know how to select pass of your footage and add it to your timeline, and you also learn how to weigh. Rearranged the timeline to the decide order, as well as a changing clips directly on the timeline. So this is enough information for you to create your first assignment to make a short 32nd clip that is made either from your own footage or from the footage that I have provided and upload that as a class project. I'll be looking forward to seeing what they I'd be looking forward to see what you can come up with. I've been looking forward to see what you could come up in. I've been looking so much forward to see what you could come up with in the second part of this course, we will look into more the more advanced stuff that will take your footage to a whole new level. But this is an important milestone that that you deliver this assignment which will basically show to yourself at least that you have a picked up what you have learned in the course of sofa. In the next lesson, I will show you how you modify your clips with the inspector in the next less know in the next lesson, I'll show you how you modify a clip with the Inspector. In the next lesson, we're going to take a closer look at how you can modify a clip using the powerful build in tool called Inspector. 13. 12. How to use the Powerfull Inspector: in this lesson, I will show you how you could use the inspector to modify your kids. Let's start out this lesson by cleaning up the timeline. Let's move these two clips that were well aired and we do that by either present elite or using command set. Let me just demonstrate how powerful the inspectors. And for that purpose, we will pick one of the other clips for the other castle around here. Let's say that they want to take this sequence here, and we just caught a piece of this out and added to the timeline and press. Ito added to the timeline. The reason I decided to use this kid is because this is recorded in 10 a repeat and not 7 20 p, like our timeline currently is. So this will allow me to modify without inequality loss. Let's just start by taking out the audio tracks that don't disturb this demonstration. I could just simply tracked this down. So now there's no audio on the track, and I could always put in again later. Once we're ready to do that, let's take a closer look at the Inspector. That is a really powerful tool and It's divided into four sections, and the first section is the area with the physical properties of the clip. In this ascension, you will be able to modify all the sorts of things like distort the clip, transform. It will be able to crop it or even stabilize the footage the next. That is the college tap. And in this area you will be able to win at just the color properties off the clip. You have basically three sections. You have the exposure section here, you have the situation and you have a way of adjusting the individual. Call us in the video. You have an audio section. If there's audio president new clip that will allow you to modify and change or improve the audio that is attached to the clip, this often will not be present if there's no audio on the kid like this one. So now the speaking disappears. Finally, that's that I we have a look into that before and that will give you all the base information about Kip, and unfortunately, this clip has been recorded in 25 frames per second. So it's really not a good fit for the 24 French per second time line that we have down here . But then this is how it's going to be in this lesson, that we're going to use this clip. I don't think it because that much problems. And but then let's just check it, take a look and see if it plays back smoothly. So that's a lot of other stuff going on this clip that can actually make it work. But in general, trying to keep the frame rates that you're using it the same on the timeline or at least a derivative office said that different frame rates that you will be able to either slow down or speed it up so it matches in the native frame rate off the time. All right, there was all the basic components off the inspector. Let's jump back, and I'm sure some examples off what you can actually do so in the first section, and you can adjust the opacity off the clip. So if you have multiple clips on top of each other, we could just move it up here like this. If I just the opacity, you could see that there. The footage below is becoming in visible so that way I can adjust the transparency off the clip that can be used for doing a nice fates from one club to another. I have the option to in scale the clip so I can say, OK, I want to make this 100 trying 25% because maybe I want to reposition to keep I don't like the framing so and now I made the picture 25% bigger. I have the X and the y where the X is suggested the horse on your position off the image. And in that case, this is nice, but I do want to pull it a little bit down. Eso I get a better framing off the castle and I can do that under why? So just put that down until and now you see, that's a black bar up here, and that is basically let's just make sure that it fits. This is three outside off your friend. So if you leave that there, you will have a flat line on the final footage. So you want to make sure that the picture lines up with the top of the picture like that? So now I have basically scaled up my image with 25% and I've repositioned it to a framing that I like. And I can always say you said the short cuts J. K and L toe playback the footage to see if I like it like it is right now down here in this section, I have deep options to cropping the picture. Let's say that I wanted to 1/2 and half. Maybe I wanted demonstrating one thing in one side of the image and something in the other . I can why did find the picture and taken away. And if there was something below it like this, I would be able to see the other part that is below So the crop will allow me to to do something like that. I could even go as far saying, All right, I want in that this second clip to be a like miniature that is on top of the other one, and I do that by saying, Okay, this is only 25%. So now I have a little picture. I'm here like a picture in picture, and I can move that So the decide precision, I'm even ever so little bits more left to 50 then. So in that way, I have a picture in picture. If I replayed, see? So that's basically the principle. And there is a short cut for moving this. You can either type it in through these sliders or scroll your mouse up and down. If you do that, you can move these coordinates, but you could also press this button over here. It's called Transform, and then you will basically be able to track the picture to any location that you want and more so scale it. But this is basically just an easier way to use it. The parrot is into the inspector. So let's say that Dan, I wanted here at this, and I can't actually also turn it if I want to do that. But all of this and say it's just modifying. Apparently, that's that day that I already and the inspector. I don't know why you would turn it by then, but this is nice said that you have the option to do that. You have another. A nice everything is, say, if you have like an image that's pretty stag. Let's just put this one back and back. And what I'm doing here is I'm actually reset in the parliament. As you could see, that's this error that goes like 180 degrees and that will allow you to reset the settings that just put in. So now we have put this up here and we decided it should have been 125. That and then I can just move it to the position that I want like this. So down here in the crop menu, you have a special effect, or maybe a shortcut that I use sometimes when I have a pretty static footage and I want to add some and motion into it. And if I go in here in this drop down, I have that kid burns option. And what that basically does is that that introduces some soon into the picture. Think maybe I have a photo up here, something I can use photos like this one. Let's just take this fun. It has nothing to tune the radio, but it's just taken. I mark this photo press didn't jump into the timeline. Then we move this dead space here by an island pressing, delete or command X. So this one will allow me to show you the effect off Ken Burns this clip and then impressed skin burns. So what would happen now is without me doing anything it will introduce, like assuming effect. So this way you can add some pretty interesting motion toe s static image and bring into life in your video and down here you have the option to distort the picture if you want to do that. And I really never used that had function for anything. But I don't know why you would use it, but it's a nice to have the option that you can do that. Maybe if your camera perspective is not completely optimized, you'll be able to treat the footage. Looks more right. Also, there is established stabilization, often down there and then that will help. If your footage is a bit shaky, it will live, analyze for the dominate in motion in here, and then it will basically cropping and stabilize the footage. The side effect is that it crops in the footage to make the stabilisation their possible Before we end The lesson about the inspector. There's a few things that I just want to show you that will help. You were modifying your clips. Let's just say that you're not perfectly happier with the color saying your picture and the whole color grading color correction process in final cut. That's a whole separate topic that they could be covered in a later class. But that is a short cut that will help you to neutralize up, bring your foot back into neutral in case that the white balance was off. And then I just picked up the trip that I want to correct it. And then they go under the magic, want him and then at press balance car. In this way, the call us will be brought back to neutral. Also, if you want to change the duration off the clip or even you want to reverse the clip, that's an option under this clock here that you can change the footage so that I let goes faster. Let's say that you wanted to be like twice the speed would just do it twice the speed, but it goes a lot faster than this, and you can even go as far as reversing the clip like that. But then you have the problem that because this particular clip because you have people walking there that they would be walking backwards. So reversing the clips, you need to be a little bit careful when you're using that. But that's clearly an option. Reversing a clip would they were really nice here. Reverse this one busy now just place back in the opposite direction has to take it away like that. The inspector is a really great tool with many options, and of course it can do a lot more than that. And you can also expand the functionality by adding blocking off different purposes. But this is what's just a basic run through off this that will allow you to modify the clips to your needs. In the next lesson, we will take a closer look at how you add text to your timeline. 14. 13. Add Text to your Timeline: in this lesson. I want to teach you how to add text to your timeline. You access. These times we're through this I can hear in the upper left corner, and here you can see there's a lot of stuff here that's like a three d fade that's rotated and all sorts of stuff. Most of these they looked like they come out off a cheap program, so I'm not using those very often. And in most cases I was simply just use custom and then modified to my needs. And the way that I added to the timeline is that I press the my selection custom, and then I put my curse away. I want the text to go, and in this case it would just be the in the beginning, off the video and then press cute. Then it jumps down toe whether cursor is located like that. So now I have a text that goes here on the first kid, and right now it put default. It says title. So now I can go in here. I could simply just press the text and then I can change it to war cost toe and I would be able to drag it to the precision where want like that directly on the screen. And then I have in the inspector I have all the options that I would expect to be available . When, when I'm working with the text, I can select a different fund and I can see it directly on the screen what the different funds looks like. Let's say this is a Liberian s seed. This is our thing. Looks a little small, so I can go in here and I can change the Texas 200. Get something like this. And what a precision. It isn't in the lower third here, but I could do in different things here that say that they by mistake, have something where it's written. Soffit is in caps and some off it is not in caps. You simply highlight the text. And then I can select the option down here on caps and make this 100% on. Then everything is in caps. Let me just adding another lie, Mia, because I control multiple lines. So this is Denmark like this. Then I can basically if I put my cursor up here after the opera Castle, I can adjust the lines basing. I don't like that. I can also adjust the tracking off between each character and down here. You have X Y coordinates off the title, and that is really helpful if you have to precision the text that the same way over multiple clips that you would need toe adjust these pyramids. Eso The text will stay in the same position that you have all the normal options that you would expect that you will be able to left aligned the text right, aligning or center it. Let's just move it down here. You can also rotate the text. You can scale it. You can mess around with different stuff here. If you want to color to be different, get a color panel like this. Let's say that we want this to be bluish crews from Nice. Yes, why it is the best one. It's just this does for the sake of this demonstration making orange. So now it's like this. So once you're perfectly happy with the result, then if you want to reuse the same style and appearance as settings, then you can actually save them up here. So if you go up to the top off the inspector. Stop the advance. This option, save or form. It's an appearance. So we just call this front or be like that. So next time that I have a text that I want to put in, let's say that I want some additional text here. I just press a cute to get it in here. So I just put in another text like that. Then I consider Go up here and I can choose or be and then it will apply the same settings that we put in just before. So that's a very fast way to get your text up to speed another option, which is that it's all off the low. Typical one is that you can take the text highlighted like this, and then you can press the command, see to copy the text ring, and then you simply move the cursor to the new position and then press command V and then you would basically have Siri talking to us. Thank you. See you. So in that way I can simply copy and paste the text it to another location takes too. In the next lesson, we will take a closer look how you can use transitions between the different clips on the time 15. 14. Use Transitions between Clips: in this lesson, I will show you how you can use transitions to enhance it. The storytelling on your time would final card. You get a whole selection off transitions that you can use directly on your timeline, and it's accessible through this transition process down here in the lower right corner. And don't mind there are more options available here than you probably would see your version off a final cut if you're just installed it. And that's because you can purchase third party options that will enhance the functionality or the options even further. And I have, ah, during the time, purchased a few of those. But there are good selection already in here that you can be using directly. Let's just take the lights, for instance. There are several options here that will make a really, really nice transition. And if you have a roid, it would just show you a short preview off how it's working like nice thing here, lens flare, some static. I like this lens flare thing a lot, so I simply just selected by president and then lifted to the transition between two clips . A large metal. It will automatically jump toe the intersection between the clips you see like this. So let's just drop it here between the two first clips and let me show you high looks when it's applied. So that adds a very nice lens flare and two decision between the two clips. I don't want to say that you should not use transitions between every clip in the video that would simply be too much. You need to use the very subtle and only when it makes sense. The precision that I use the most, apart from the heart carpet between the clips is actually the disorder and that is accessible through a shortcut, which makes it very easy to use. You simply just highlight the clip and then your press command T. And then it was added to solve toe the start and the end off the clip that you have selected. So let's just let me just show you how that looks tonight dissolves into the next clip, and if the saltines or the next, that is a very, very nice and subtle and transition that if you look at some off the more professional videos out there, you would often see that they don't use thes fainted transitions. And they either use heart cuts between the clips or they use this to solve that goes from one to the other one. Really a popular one that is used by a lot off creators. Out there is the glitch. And I had to purchase that from 1/3 party, and that that will allow you to introduce some sort of an electrical glitch between two clips. It may be, does not fit that well into the storyline here, but I just pulled down here on applied so you can see how it works. It's Ah, this is sort of an electrical glitch or something in the footage that made that will make every cool transition. But my general advice is to keep keep the amount of transitions that you're using a very limited, because it will make your footage look a lot more professional if you don't do it. Of course, I'm not saying that you shouldn't do it. And of course, you could play around with all the building wants to see which one you like, which one you don't. In the next lesson, we will take a closer look at the building plug ins that will help you enhance the look of your footage. 16. 15. Use Plugin's enhancing your Project: in this lesson, we will take a closer look at the building plug ins that will help you enhance the look off your footage. You access the building projects through the planning browser in the lower right corner, and there are a lot of problems here and there were allowed to do all sorts of stuff. Toe the clips that you're working on. Let's just select the clip here, put the bras on top of it. Then if you have all of these, you will be able to see is your preview off what the problem is actually doing to your footage? So, let's say black and white fifties TV. I can add that I can add noise through the picture H paper. I could do the alien lap. So as you can see that a lot of options here that you can apply it to your foot is to make it look and feel a lot different. And the way that you applying the Plotkin is a simply by president or selecting it and then turns just driving it onto your footage. So now I made this part off the footage. I made that as a 57 TV and keep back to the fifties wouldn't be right if there wasn't any kind of have been getting. So let's say that then I want to search for a specific parking and in this case, it repeat, have been getting so I can just search, been getting him, and then I will get the profit that will help you do that. And that is that build in the thing that you get directly with the final card and I said, Just take that one at that on top of the same clip, So now I have into introduced have been getting effect. It's not really looks like an older television. And if you notice that I talked earlier about that, you could expand the inspector with certain properties or extra stuff. But when I've added these two effects, that 50 said TV effect and also the Vignery, these are available up here now in the Inspector and I can adjust the properties off each parking. So let's say that day I think maybe it's a little bit too, too bright. This 50 TV Blufgan gets into just just the brightness here. Well, I can adjust the amount. Yeah, off the 50 TV. I could go down here and I can test the Vignery. How much do I want the getting to be in this image so I can even enable it Disable it just to see what they affect us to my footage. So you have a lot off options there with ease Plucking said to also the look and feel a off your footage. I want recurring every block in that. That's enough. I'm cut. But I think you will. You get the point. And I think you will find this knowledge very useful to apply the look and feel that you want. In the next lesson, I will show you how you add audio to your time. 17. 16. Add Audio Track to your Timeline: if we just replay the footage that we have created, it's actually not that interesting because we're missing a really important component. And that is the audio. So in this lesson, I will show you how you add it all your track to your time in the Sabra footage that you downloaded in the beginning of this class. I also included a sound frank that we're going toe apply to the time in regards to sound that can bring into a lot of trouble. So make sure whatever sound that you're using in your projects that you own the rights for this. This track was purchased through a service called Epidemic Sound, and I have a YouTube subscription for that which will allow me to download a big, big selection off music that they're offering and use it freely in all my video and also under my other social media outlets. So I've included one of those tracks here just for the sake off this demonstration. So just be aware you can't use this music track. If you produce anything based out of this class and use this music track and publish it somewhere, then you can run into problems Let's just replay, weaken, replay The kip we selected here in the five browser here and then And I can, of course, use the same short Karzai so used with video toe playback clip. And this music clip has carefully been selected to match that footage or the mood of the wipe. Let's imagine that I have selected some music that was really happy flower Power ish. That would have been a complete mismatch to the footage that we're working with here. So I've selected a music track that fits very nicely, and the way that I added to the timeline is very simple. I simply just select the whole track. And then I precision my cousins somewhere in the beginning, off the video. And then I simply press Q. So to do that, the soundtrack will jump nicely below time, and then I need to select what part of the music that I want to use. So simply shorten it up. Let's say that I wanted to start from the beginning off this I can use the way form sort of to detect where the temple or poses I introduced in the music, then precision to sound. Frankly, this and then I have a lot out here that I'm not going to use it for. This is short video tape. So what? I would do this. I would go in here and I will select the Blade two or separate jurors press B. Then I can cut out the part off the track that I don't want. I select the track and then I press delete. I also removed this dead space up. So now I haven't soundtrack. That is nicely positioned below timeline, and one thing that you should consider is you should consider changing the length off your clips so it actually matches up with the music that would produce a much, much better result. So let's just remove these transitions for now by President pressing leads. So we have the pure transitions between the clips. So the way that I do that is that I'm looking for areas he and the music where the temples are changing, or if there's a bead or there's a high hat. And then I tried to position the traditions just about those. So in this case, I have a change here. So let's do like that. So put this transition there. Then we will let this one brunt for a little while and then I can. There's another Okay. It was another place here where shifts just go for that and another significant transition here. Let's move that one. It's what then? And there s another one going on here. You don't need to do that every time to match it up to the to the beat of the music. But it does make a difference if you do in this way. And I'm now roughly at just in this and you can play around with this a lot to make this a sound and feel a lot better. That was what we're doing here. One thing that I want to show you is that's a That's a nice way to fade out the music at the end off your time line. That's this small handles here. If you just put pull that, it was simply fade out of the music. Here. You're simply dragging this slider to the precision where you want the music to start fading. You could do the same in the beginning to make it fade in like that. So now we have added music trick This was just a very, very fast demonstration of how you Adam music track to your timeline. You can fiddle around with this and optimize this, but let's just play back so you can see the result. So this is how you're adding audio track to your time. In the next episode, I will show you how you can add sound effects from the building Library of final Cut. 18. 17. Add Sound effects to your Project: adding an audio track to your footage. That will help a lot to increase the quality off the final result. But there you could take it even further by adding sound effects from the building library from May find cut. So if you just go here under the audio, we would see that's a tap that's called sound fix. And that's actually a big selection off sounds that you could use directly on your videos. And let's say for this castle video it would be maybe nice to add some Siegel's or some birds into this. So let's just see if that bird sounds that there's a bird sound here that has a really nice sound to it that I think that will improve the experience a lot. So let's just select this clip and then they do the same thing that we did before. Just position the cursor here and then press Q. And then there are bird track will simply jump down here, and we use the blade tour by present. Be to shorten it up and take away the part that we don't want a will bring us back to the selection to, and we can just Mark Thies too impressed it lead to get rid of them. So now we have the bird and the audio track in here. There's just that sounds so that acts. Ah, very nice effect to it. But as you could probably hear, the birds are pretty loud compared to the audio. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna just these down. So it's just a subtle sound effect in addition to the footage. So let's just put this down to maybe I don't know, 12. And that's great again. It was Go down to 20 that you might after that you want the birds to sing in a different position and the way that we can modify this is simply to take the plate tool and then caught out parts of this time, right? This. Then I can simply move the audio track like this. The birds within the tip here and it's also fits okay, nicely here, and I can stretch it so it's still face. Yeah, So this is how you can add sound effects. Of course, you can add multiple layers of sound effects, actually, did a Halloween project where I made a small video made around themes. If drones are evil, I would just play that back for you so you can see or listen to all the sound effects that I've added to that short video sequence way . - Whoa . Somebody left the suite drone for me. What a nice little drove off course. That example was taken completely to the extreme. I had been watching a video that was showing how you could do like horror effects in there in your video creation. And, of course, I wanted to try that part out to sea if that worked out, and then you could get far with sound to sign. So don't neglect the sound to sign in. Your video said that it would make a whole difference between medium level and problem. In the next lesson, I will show you how you can take all the effort that you have put into treating your clips and applying it toe other clips in the timeline 19. 18. Apply Attributes to Multiple Clips: So you have spent a lot of time modifying a Satan clip. Chewning, every pair amid are really getting it. Then a very nice look and feel to your footage, and and it would be very cumbersome if you had to do that Operation toe every single clip on your timeline. But there's an easy way that will allow you to take all the settings that you have a pride . And then they applied to another clip, so you simply just select the clip. But then you go up here under the edit menu, and then you simply say copy or you could use command, see as a short cut, and then you select the clip that you want to apply the Celtics to at this. But then you're simply ical under edit, and then you say, paste attributes. Then you get the chance to apply all off the seven from the previous clip, only some of it. So let's say that we only want have been getting here, so I take the fifties TV art. If it and that's it, just paste. And then I would get that begetting effect exactly the same way as we used it in the previous clip. That's a pretty heavy thing to know that you could take certain parts off the edit that you have been doing, that you pretty happy with it and very easily applied to other clips. You could say, Let's say that you wanted the vignette ing on. All of the clips in the video are multiple clips. You can simply select more them like that. And then it's the same procedure. You go here and you say, Just paste attributes. You take away the fifties TV at that, and then you get the vignette in effect on the first clips as well. So that's very easy. To replicate a work and to a streamline your work from so simply just spent the time on chewing at the first clip to the level that you want and then simply copy it to the rest. In the next lesson, I will show you how to export your footage into a final video and talk about the more advanced options 20. 19. Export your Project to a Shareable Video (advanced): once you are perfectly happy with you, added, it's time to export it into a video. I've showed you how you did a symbol export. Let's just talk a little bit about the more advanced options. So if you're perfectly happy but your edit now, then you can simply go to the share button, and then you have the options off exporting your footage. And if you're going to use the's on social video or such, you don't want to save it as a master file because that size is pretty huge. Do you want to go for the fire size that matches? Said the timeline. In this case, it's Apple device 7 20 p when a press that I get this export dialog and what you can see here is that the movie is 7 20 p, it's the timeline is 23.98 French per second and they're all you track is 48 kilohertz. You could see the duration off. The video is in 21 seconds, and you can see it's being exported as an apple impactful movie and sizes 18.8 make a bite . But if you go here understandings, you have several options you can. If you don't want to save it as an apple file, then you can go in here and simply select computer. Then it will change, too and pick for file. But you can also see that the size increases almost to the top a size. So if you don't meet that, I would simply stay with it as an apple device. I can also select if I want, according to be faster or just want better quality. I always selected better quality because my computer is pretty fast, so they're the rendering time. It's really no issue you can down skilled and the footage you can upscale it. But you can downscale toe a smaller format if you like to, then you're simply put better quality like best, and then you press shop. So what will happen now is that it will start toe export, the movie in the background. It's a background task, and once that is done, you can access the footage through the finder in a library that is called home videos and that is located. It's actually a pretty complicated where it's located. It's under music, iTunes, iTunes media and then home videos and what I've done for the convenience off off everything is that I've taken this folder and simply attracted out here in the tree. So I have a shortcut for that phone because that's deeply Barrett into the file structure. So let's just review the footage that way. We have just exported. So that was the final result that is ready to be shared on social media. 21. 20. Second Class Assigment: So now it's time for you to do the final assignment. You could probably do this even better than me if you spend a little time off tweaking there certainly para meters or what I've explained so far in this class is just examples off how you can do it. So I'm really excited to see what you could come up with as a final assignment. So So it make me 62nd video where you incorporate all the stuff that I've been showing you hear in there this course and I would be really looking forward to see what you can come up with. And I will, of course, give you feedback on areas where I think you can improve. So this would be a really exciting time for me to see sort of the fruit off. Only your hard work. You need to realize that the first couple of videos that you, you you need to realize, and that's perfectly OK that the first couple of videos that you would be doing they will not probably not be that great, but it's just important to start doing them and then you will hold your skill. Say, when you start working with the final cut and by no time you will have almost expert level in anything off video. So I'm looking really forward to it to see what you could come up with and a thank you for for taking this course. It has really been a pleasure teaching you how to use final cut. And also, if you think that's something unclear during this course or something that you want me to elaborating, or maybe ideas for future cost and make sure toe act those here too. As a class feedback. This is really something that I can put. This is really something that I would listen to and maybe apply in the future.