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Video Editing in Final Cut Pro X: Learn the Basics in 1 Hour

teacher avatar LAMZ, Camera Addict & Medical Student

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Lessons in This Class

15 Lessons (1h 43m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Class project

    • 3. Interface Overview

    • 4. The Tools

    • 5. Changing the Audio

    • 6. The Inspection Menu

    • 7. Titles and Generators

    • 8. Effects and Transitions

    • 9. Colorgrading

    • 10. Adding Music

    • 11. Sound Effects

    • 12. Slomo and Letterbox

    • 13. Downloading Plugins

    • 14. BONUS - Keyframes

    • 15. Thank you Note

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About This Class

This course is for beginners who are interested in getting started with Apple's Final Cut Pro X. Perhaps you have a business you'd like to promote, or you may need digital content for your social media campaigns. Creating simple videos is EASY!

Learn how to edit video in Final Cut Pro X. If you've never used Final Cut Pro X before, that's okay. If you've never edited video of any sort before, that's okay. This tutorial will help you get comfortable using Final Cut Pro X.

Along the way, you'll see:

  • Different ways to edit video

  • How to create slow motion effects

  • How to add titles to your projects

  • How to fine-tune edits

  • How to add music

  • How to import video into your project

  • How to export the completed video

I've also added an Additional Content section where I demonstrate additional useful things to know about Final Cut Pro. For example, if you want to create animations in Final Cut Pro, the tool to use for this is called "Keyframes" and there's a 10 minute video on keyframes alone.

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Camera Addict & Medical Student




Hello everyone! My name is Lambros and I am a part-time filmmaker from Greece!

If you think about it - I am the perfect person to teach you about about cameras. I have never been in film school and I have never really sat down with someone to teach me filmmaking and photography. Everything that I have learned is purely from hustling countless of hours, grabbing my gear and shooting outside.

Join me in my journey to share knowledge that I have acquired through the years on anything camera related!

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1. Introduction: You may or may not believe what I'm about to say, but I personally believe that video editing is the most important skill that a person can master in our time. In the modern days that we live in, the average person spends so much time and consumed so much content from the Internet that you're the person that produces the content that the general masses consume. You have a great, great advantage and have some great news for you. Take a look at this edit right here. I just want to see it looks pretty good, right? What if I told you that it was done in four basic steps, 1234? So hello everyone and welcome to this final Cut Pro course for beginners. My name is Lambert and I'm a fourth year medical student and part-time filmmaker for the past seven years. Now, during all of those years in the filmmaking field, I have spent literally thousands of hours editing in Final Cut Pro. And on top of that, I have edited a huge variety of different videos. Anything from Instagram edit to commercials for big companies, to results that I keep for myself to open heart surgery videos that I have on my YouTube channel. That being said, some key parameters and some key features remain the same in every single edit of mine. This is exactly what we're analyzing in this course right here. So this is going to be a Final Cut Pro course for beginners, but I'm not going to waste your time by analyzing the smallest things in this editing program. This course is focused on teaching you what you really need to know about this editing program to set great foundation so you can build upon that and become a competent editor. And trust me, when I say that to cover a huge variety of aspects when it comes to Final Cut Pro in those lessons. So who is this course really for? If you'd like cameras and you have these accumulated in your computer, and you just want to learn how to basically edit those videos. This course is for you. Also, if you want to set foundation to start your video editing career and monetize this hobby of video editing. This course is also for you in general discourse right here is the shortest, most complete and up-to-date Final Cut Pro guide for beginners to really boost start your career as a video editor. So enough of the talking click on the next video in joining me in this journey to understand this editing software and become comfortable. Final Cut Pro editors. 2. Class project: Welcome to this course. I'm very happy to have you here in this small lesson right here, I'm going to discuss about the class project that you are called to complete by the end of it. Obviously this is a Final Cut Pro beginners course. The class project that you're called to complete, if you wish, is going to be a small edit, of course, edited by you in this editing software based on the principles and lessons that we're going to discuss in this course. Trust me, there are many, many things to be learned in this course that can be applied into this class project, we're going to talk about transitions, titles, letterbox, slow-motion effects, keyframes, music sound effects. So we're gonna talk about many, many things that you can apply in your edit. So I really can't wait to see what you guys are going to create. And I'm also going to mention that I will be personally watching and reviewing every single one of the class projects that you submit. So I really encourage you to edit a video based on the principles that we discussed in this course. This will help you become more familiar with Final Cut Pro. And even if you don't complete the class projects, but you have some questions in the lesson that will follow. Make sure to post them in the discussion section below, I will be answering in every single one of your questions. So another logging, welcome to this course and let's move to the first lesson. 3. Interface Overview: Hello everyone, Welcome to the first lesson of this course. We're going to keep this lesson very simple and basic. So in this lesson, we're just going to overview the interface of this editing program. We're going to look at the timeline, the titles, the inspector menu and the color grading menu. And just I'm going to explain where everything is. So you're going to be familiar with the location of everything in the next lesson in which we're going to dive deeper to them. So of course, every cinematic sequence, every vlog, every video starts by creating a new project. So this is the first thing that you're gonna do as a final cut editor, we're going to create a new project. In order to do that, we're gonna go into File New project. So this will appear in the middle of your screen and we're just going to name our project, for example, Final Cut Pro X demo. So this is the interface that you're seeing when you're creating a new project. So lets go through everything. So obviously, in order to edit videos and finally gabbro, we need to import the video. And there are two ways to import videos in this editing software. The first way and the way that I prefer is actually just drag and drop a video file in the timeline. The timeline is this place right here at the bottom of the editing program. This is where the clips will appear. So let's drag and drop this night sky clip. And actually we can see the image of the clip in the middle of the editing program. As you can see, you can also find the clip in the top left of the program in the media section, Final Cut Pro also has a service in which you can import clips directly from the final goods sold software without dragging and dropping them from your computer directly. Final Cut Pro accesses the storage of your computer to source clips. But I don't really like this method. I always drag and drop my clips into the Final Cut Pro timeline. So now we have our clip in the timeline. Let's go ahead and analyze again the interface of the program. So we're gonna start with the top right of your screen in the media selection menu. As you can see this part right here, the media selection menu has three different subcategories. The video selection, which as we said, we can find the videos that we have imported. Our timeline here is DCD Knight labs, for example. In addition to that individually selection menu, we can also see the different libraries that we have with our four different libraries that I have created. If you press this button right here, this is actually the audio selection menu. And in the other selection menu, we also have three sub categories to choose from. Garageband music and some sound effects that are pre recorded into this Final Cut Pro software. Again, just taking a look right now, I'm going to explain to you everything in the next lesson. Next, we have the subcategory of the titles and generators and the titles and generate this subcategory. We just have a wide selection of different titles and different generators, which I'm also going to explain what a generator is in future lessons. But for now, just know that in the top left box, in this small top left box, the media selection box, we have clips to source to put in the timeline, all the resorts to put in the timeline and titles and generators to source and putting the timeline. Now, moving on with the timeline. What is exactly a timeline? The timeline is the place where we actually structure our edit, where the eclipse arrest and where we actually manipulate them. As you can see, this red line is the so-called playhead. And when we press Space, the video starts to play. And as you can see, the playhead goes through the video. So the blade is what the viewers what at each frame of the video, when we press against space, the playhead stops. As you might know, each second video that we see, It's composed of 24 different images. So if we zoom in on this clip, we can see the different frames that compose each video in order to zoom in or zoom out in the timeline, there are two ways. The first way is to go and press this button right here, and just drag this slider in the zoom in and zoom out. So this exactly the same clip. If we play it from start to beginning, you can see that the play head just moves through the clip. Now, if we zoom in a bit more, this remains exactly the same glib and the black, it just goes faster because again, the clip is zoomed in. So remember that this is how you zoom in and zoom out to see the eclipse of your timeline. If you want to go in detail on a specifically, then you zoom mean manipulate the clip and then zoom out to see your whole project. So this was pretty much it when it comes to the visibility of the clips in the timeline. Now, how do we manipulate clips on Final Cut Pro, we have different tools for this job. You can access the different tools to manipulate clips through this button right here in this menu right here we have all the different tools that you can use to manipulate our clips and the different shortcuts to access them faster. We're going to discuss shortcuts in a different lesson for now, don't stress about this. Now Let's see different tools. We've got the Select tool, the trim tool, the position tool, V rain selection tool, the blade tool, the zoom tool, and the handle. Again, we're going to dive into what each one of those tools does in next lesson. Now we're just having a simple overview of the program. Now, let's go ahead and actually click the video that we have imported into our timeline. So once we click our video, you can see that in the top right, the so-called inspection menu shows up. The inspection menu is divided into four different subcategories. In the first subcategory of the inspection menu, we can manipulate the composition of a clip. For example. We can change the opacity of the clip to make it less visible. We can change the scale of the clip. As you can see here, it's souls with percentage. So if we type 100%, the scale is gonna be 100%. And we can also crop the clip, clop the right or the left, the top or the bottom of the clip and distort. In addition to that, we can add stabilization and other effects which are going to discuss later the next subcategory of the inspection menu, which is basically a menu that helped you manipulate the clip even more, is the color grading menu. From the color grading menu, we can just mess with the exposure, the saturation, and the color of the clip. Again, we're going to have a special lesson on color grading. The third subcategory of the inspection menu is the sound menu in which you can change the volume and add some effects on the sound of the clip. And finally, the fourth subcategory of the inspection menu is this button in which if we press it, we just see some of the information when it comes to the video, for example, the duration of the video, the audio settings of the video, the video settings of the video, the frame rate that it was shot with. In general, I just never use this i fourth category of the inspection menu. Now there are two more things that we're going to discuss in this first brief lesson when it comes to Final Cut Pro, the first thing are those three buttons down here. The first button is a button which we can just crop the clip, just like we did in the inspector menu, but now by hand, so just drag and drop, crop our clip. In addition to that, we can distort and transform it using this button right here, which is found below the video next to the crop manipulation tool, we can apply some basic color grading to our video. Again, I just never use this button. This third button though, is very, very important for editors. It is the speed button, and it is indicated by this small speedometer right here. By pressing this button, we can change the speed of the video. We can slow it down, make it faster. We can hold it so we can freeze the video, reverse it, reset the speed. So we can manipulate very much the speed of the video. And again, we're going to have a special lesson when it comes to speed ramping and how 4. The Tools: Welcome in the second lesson of this course, in which after we've talked about the basic interface of Final Cut Pro, we're going to dive deeper into the timeline and the tools that we use in order to manipulate the clips, of course, at rest on our timeline. So let's go ahead and analyze what first of all, the timeline is again. So as the name suggests, the timeline is the place in which all the clips rest. And we have again display head that starts and moves between the clips to dictate which frame is playing at its second. So right here you can see that I have added another clip into our timeline. So when we press Space and the playhead Blaze, we can see that it moves from one clip to the other. So this again is a timeline. It is just the place in which clips rest in our videos. So again, for the sake of this lesson, I have imported a second clip, as you can see right here is a clip of the sun just the rising at a time-lapse. And now we're going to dive deeper in the tools that we can use to manipulate those clips. So again, to access the tools, as we said in the previous lesson, you press this button right here, and we have all these tools to choose from right now as you can see, the tool that we have chosen is deselect. And it was just a clip in which wherever you click on the timeline, the playhead goes there. So I'm gonna click here to play head goes here. And I see the frame of the clip that I selected in my view area right here. So the select clip is pretty much the goat, the Select tool. It's pretty much the go-to tool when you open finally, Hasbro, you can't really manipulate the clips with this tool. You can do with this tool is actually select the clips. As the name suggests, you can just click on the tools. You can choose a clip and move it in the timeline, we will talk about the effects of moving one clip above another in later lessons. And of course, if we right-click onto a video, we have this menu that pops up, which again enables us to have different options to choose from. All of those options are pretty self-explanatory. I'm not going to dive very deep into this, but we can create a new compound clip. We're going to talk about in later lessons what this is. We can change the duration, detach the audio, renamed the clip. I usually don't use any of these options except from the new common clip and they detach audio option. So this was the selected, it is pretty much a tool in which you just select clips and move them in the timeline if you wish, this shortcut to access this electrode is the button on your keyboard. Moving on to our next tool, this is the trim tool. The shortcut for the trim tool is the T button on your keyboard. So in order to access the dream, do faster rather than just going here pressing and then selecting dream, you just press D on your keyboard and you immediately have the trim tool. Now what the trim tool does is that it dreams your video. As you can see, we just select the duration of the video by sliding your cursor on your mouse in the video. For example, if this is our video and we know the duration that we wanted to have. So for example, we don't want to change the duration, but we're going to change what is shown inside the video. We just press the trim tool and drag our clip. So this gives us the option to change what is shown in our video without changing the duration of the video. Note that in order to use the three input, you're going to need to have a shorter version of your clip into the timeline. What do I mean by that? This video right here, the first videos you can see, if I press again deselect to view it better as you can see, the first video right here is a full video from the start to the end. How do I know this? If I touch the end of the video, if I click on the end of the video and I try to drag it to reveal more of it. See this red line which indicates that the clip is over. If I click at the end of the video and slide to the left, then I can dream the video, as you can see now that we have trimmed the video and we can see the complete video in our timeline. Then we press again P and access the trim tool. You can see that we can actually trim the video to the parts that we want to. So again, remember as a rule of thumb that the trim tool works if the video that you have in your timeline is shorter than the original full version of the clip. But enough with the trim tool. Let's talk about the two most frequently used tools in Final Cut Pro, which is of course, the blade tool and the range selection tool. These tools you need to master in order to become a good editor and Final Cut Pro. Let's start with the blade tool. The shortcut, as we saw of the blade tool is the letter B. And as an editor, you're gonna be using the blade tool every single day, every single time that you edit with Final Cut Pro, it is the most important tool to know. The blade do. What it does is that it slices the eclipse. It is indicated with a razor. And when I press on a clip, and you can see that it's slices the clip in the place that I clicked. So I click here, I click here, I click here, and the clip is sliced into five different pieces. Now, after I have sliced the clip, if I press a to access the select tool, I can select portions of the video and then with the backspace, I can delete them. So this is how basically manipulate clips on Final Cut Pro in a very basic version, this is the core principle of video editing. The swapping between the blade tool and deselect to remove portions of the clips that we don't want. So again, if I have this clip right here and I want to remove, for example, some portion of the clip. I press B, I access the Blade two, I trim here, and I trim here. Then a, to access the Select tool, click Backspace, and the portion of the clip that we wanted outside is removed. So again, this is the basic principle of video editing and we're going to build upon that to become a game. Great editors, as we said, the second most frequently used. Tool as an editor is going to be the range selection tool. Now the rain selection tool, which is accessed by the letter R on your keyboard. Shortcut, what it does is that it helps us select a portion of the clip. So the user selection tool I'm going to click and drag my mouse to select of course, a portion of the clip. And this portion that I have selected, I will manipulate with this button right here, the speed button. This is what I usually do with the selection tool. I select a portion of the clip and then I make it faster or slower. So I usually use the range selection tool to change the speed of my clip. So I select the portion of the globe again, press slow 50 per cent. And now this part of the clip I have selected is slowed down by 50%. Note that we can apply the exact same effect with the blade tool and deselect do if again, I want to slow down this portion of the clip rather than selecting a elect to and then slowing it down, I can press the blade to cut the first piece of the clip in the part that I want the slow motion to start, then cut again in the part that I want to slow motion to end, press a to access the select, to select the portion I want to slow down and then go here, slow 50%, and we have the exact same effect. A portion of the clip is slowed down. The only difference here is that with the rain selection tool, we don't actually have three different clips at the end of the day, we have one clip and we have just selected rather than just gap the part that we're going to slow down. So it is a bit faster. So now that we have analyzed and we're done with the tools of Final Cut Pro. I think that it is time to talk about the changing of speed and duration of the clip. So again, if we go ahead and select the clip, we can access and change the speed of a clip with this speed dial icon right here. When pressing it will have all of those options which are very, very interesting and important if you want to become an editor, of course, changing the speed of a clip is an essential part of any video editors job. So obviously we can slow down the clip. Lower percentages such as ten per cent, will slow our video more than 50. 50% percent is usually how much I want to slow down my videos. We can make our clips faster. And if we have manipulated the speed of our clips and I want to remove the manipulation that we have done. We just press normal 100% and the clip returns to its 100% duration. If you want to freeze a frame of our clip because we like it, just click with the select to the part which we want to freeze and we go here, press hold. And as you can see indicated with this purple line in the timeline, this part is frozen. So right now you can see it's completely frozen and then it returns back to normal. If you want to extend the time in which the clip is frozen or ****, you can just press here and drag the whole for as much as you want here. Just have a bigger time in which the clip is frozen. If you want to make it shorter, you just drag and move it back. These are the basic options that you need to know on the speed menu. I wouldn't suggest going through resets being automatic speed speed ramp. Instead replace and rewind right now, this is for more advanced stages of video editing, but for now, all you need to know and master is the slow, fast, normal, and hold options of the speed menu. Another option of the speed menu that you need to know, this the reverse clip, as the name suggests, the reverse option just reverses the clip that you have selected. If I press on this clip right here, select Reverse clip, you can see that the clip is completely reversed. So keep that in mind. Very simple, very basic to apply and can be helpful for many occasions. So now we have covered the timeline, the tools, the tools and how to manipulate the speed of its clip we have in our timeline, it is time to move to the audio of the clips. So how to manipulate the order of the clips, how to detach the audio, and how to change the position of the clips in the timeline. These are some of the key features that are going to discuss in the next lesson. 5. Changing the Audio: Welcome to this short lesson in which we're going to analyze how to manipulate the audio of the clips. Again, how to detach audio from clips, and how to move with different sections and compartments of each video through our timeline when it comes to audio. So for the sake of this video, I have imported into my timeline this clip right here, which are some just runners on a marathon that I've shot. And this clip, this clip and you can see has audio. So the first thing that we can see when we zoom in on our timeline is that this clip has audio recorded with it, has those audio levels right here. As you can see, those clips don't have audio, just don't have them at all. So this is a very easy and fast way to differentiate between clips that have and don't have audio. This clip definitely has all you, because we can see those small lines which are the audio levels at the bottom of it. Now, if we want to increase the audio clip, a very easy and fast way to do this is to just place our mouse here with the cell E2 and slide it upwards. This will increase the volume of our clip. So this is how we increase and decrease the audio levels of our clip very fastly. Of course, we also do this in the inspector menu as we discussed in again the audio section, but we will have a separate lesson on the inspector menu. So don't stress about this at the moment. Moving on again here on our clip, if you play it in the timeline, we can see that again it has audio and there's just runners running in this marathon. When it comes to the manipulation of the audio clip, we need, first of all to detach it from our clips. So right here we have the clip, the video attached with the audio, the audio and the video R1. And we want to separate them. In order to do this, we right-click and detach audio. So right now you can see we can drag and drop the audio anywhere we want, and we can do the same with the video. So for example, I can take the audio of that clip we saw in the marathon and put it in the time-lapse. So now we can have the time-lapse and the audio of the marathon. One thing that you might have noticed is that we can place one clip above another in the timeline, the video that plays in the images we can see in the middle of our editing software is the video that arrests above the others on the timeline. What do I mean by that? You can see that here I took the video from the marathon and place it above this time-lapse of the sun. If I play, if I press the space button and we play, you can see that the marathon clip plays above the video of the Sun again. So again, we're running software, chooses to play the video that is higher on the timeline. If I take this video, for example, in place it higher than every other single, all the videos it's going to play. And if I delete it, you can see we have the marathon video. And if I deleted, you can say, we have this sun rising and setting video. Now, if we don't want to use a clip or an audio file, it will have detached from the clip, from the timeline. We have two ways to achieve this. We either just select the clip and deleted by pressing Backspace. As you can see here, we can select the clip and press the button on our keyboard. The button V makes this video look darker in the timeline and it just disables the clip. So if I press again, then select the clip and press V, this clip is completely disabled. We can disable every clip over time. And if you want to enable them, we're going to just again select them and press V for them to be enabled. This is very helpful because sometimes you just don't want to completely delete a clip. You want to disable it for now and enable it at a future part of your edits. So this is how we disable and enable clips. So now we have discussed about the timeline, the tools, the changing of the speed of the clips, and the manipulation of the audio of the clips. It is time to dive deeper into the inspection menu and how to manipulate clips on a deeper level by using the building features that this amazing program enables us to have. So in the next lesson, we're going to analyze the inspector menu. 6. The Inspection Menu: So now we've talked about the basic manipulation methods to manipulate a clip on the timeline using tools changing the speed doesn't be already on manipulating the audio. It is time to talk about the inspector menu and how we can use the inspector menu to dive deeper into click manipulation using Final Cut Pro. So without any further ado in this timeline right here, I have removed all the other clips that didn't have sound. And now we're going to focus into this clip with the marathon runners immediately as you can see when I click and select the video with the Select tool in the top right, the Inspector menu pops up. Note that with those three buttons up here, we can choose to see or not see one of the three menus that we have. So we can choose to see or not see the timeline. So now the timeline is hidden. We can choose to see or not see the media section menu and choose to see or not see the inspector menu. So the layer that we want right now, we don't need to import or export and media from the Media Manager Should we can just hide the media minute we have selected the clip, we have opened the inspector menu. Now, let's dive and actually see what each of the features of the inspector menu does to our clip. Again, with the selected clip, we open the inspector menu in the first subcategory, which is the glib manipulations or category. So let's see what we've got here. I wouldn't suggest you to focus on the blend mode right now we're going to talk about it in future lessons. But for now, we want to know what the opacity does. This is a slider that of course decreases or increases the opacity of the clip in your editing life with Final Cut Pro, you usually won't decrease the opacity, you just leave it 100%. Now, moving on to the crop tools of inspection menu, we have the transform in which can change the position, rotation, and scale of a clip. In order to change the position of the clip, we just place our mouse and click on the position section on just slide upwards or downwards. And you can see the changes that was in the clip. And we're going to move it to the right, to the left with the x axis and with the y-axis, we can move it up or down. Position of every clip that is imported into our timeline is 0. Want to return to the set position just placed here, 0, Enter again, 0, and they're on both axes and the clip is back at its original state, moving onto v scale, we can scale all axis with the scale, all cursor. As you can see, we zoom in and zoom out of the globe like that. Again, the set value is 100. So again, if we press 100 entered, the clip will return to its original scale and we're going of course, to scale alone the x or along the y axis. This will distort the clippers Vinci dislike. The scale tool, can distort the clip. The crop tool can crop the clip without actually distorting it. So we can crop the left of the globe, the right of the clip, the top of the clip, the bottom of the clip. And obviously in our timeline, while we manipulate leaves in the inspector menu, we can always press and play to see what they have done and how it looks in our video. Moving again back to the crop, if you want to reverse these effects, we just move the sliders back to 0 and our clip is back at its original shape, the distort option I just never use from the inspector menu. Just go here, press distort, and then move those small blue squares to distort the clip. For now you're not going to be called the distort the clip as a beginner editor. But it's good to know that it is better to distort clips using this method rather than from the inspector menu, another parameter of the video that is very easy to manipulate in the first section of the inspector menu is actually to apply building artificial stabilization directly in order to do this, if you have a shaky clip, we just press right here and check the stabilization option. This is very helpful If we have shaky clips in which we just couldn't keep the camera steady while shooting them. This is the so-called post-production stabilization, and it is one of the biggest assets of this beautiful editing program right here. The latest version of Final Cut Pro has amazing building artificial stabilization and it can really help and save ugly. If for example, you will salt handheld and it just not stabilized. So this will apply artificial stabilization the clip and make everything look smoother. You just check it so you can apply it into every single clip if you want. If this was decomposing subcategory of the inspection menu. Now let's move to the second subcategory, the color grading subcategory. We are going to have a separate lesson on color grading, but I just want to go through the different color grading option that you have. Once you open the color grading subcategory of the inspection menu, you can have three options to change the exposure, the saturation, and the color of the clip. The first thing we're gonna do is change the exposure. Now we have many different options here to change the exposure by itself, change only the shadows, change the mid tones, the highlights, different clips of course need different adjustments, but this is how you change the exposure than the saturation of the clip can be changed here again with this master sensor or choose to saturate only the shadows, or D saturate the shadows, the mid tones, and the highlights. And finally, in the color, we can just change the general color of the shadows, the mid tones, and the highlights of the clip. If we press right here in the color board section of the color grading subcategory. Then we can add some corrections. We can add a color board, a color with a color curve or a hue and saturation curve. Usually I add a color wheel, and this gives me more access to manipulate. The master highlights, shadows and mid tones of my clip. So again, it is easier to manipulate these arrows with more precision during the color wheel. And we have other options such as, such as to change the temperature of a clip. I think the hue, again, more details on color grading, on our color grading lesson of this course. All that I want you to remember right now is that if you want to change the color or the exposure of your clip, you can do this through the inspector menu in the second subcategory, right here in the color grading subcategory. Of course, if we want to disable any color grading that you have done, you can just click this right here. And all of our changes will be disabled. Moving onto the third subcategory of the inspector menu, this is the audio manipulation subcategory, which is very, very basic. Increase or decrease the volume of our clips. The same exact thing we did in the previous lesson through here, by just clicking and upscaling the audio from here, we can do this from the inspector menu. So here we can increase or decrease the audio. We can actually completely silent a clip, or we can move it into 12 decibels. So this is the most Final Cut Pro will let us increase the audio of our clip. Now, how do we know if our audio is distorted or not? Because sometimes we just increase the audio at max, but our speakers are a very silent, so this leads to distortion in our videos. If you see down here in the audio line of our clip in which the sound of our clip is indicated, you can see that portions of our sound are actually yellow and other portions are red. In general, we don't want any parsers of our sound to become yellow or one just very loud bounds of the video to become yellow and red indicates distortion. If we see red, it means that we have distorted sound. So if I increase the decibel at, well, you can see that most of the clips or read the sound is very distorted. So as a rule of thumb, you want all of your sound bar to look blue and some perhaps yellow spots. So this right here would be ideal, for example, to have the minimal distortion without of course, having a very silent Video. Another parameter that you can change the audio of the video is to apply artificial again, equalization to the sound. Again, newer versions of this program have very increased artificial intelligence capabilities. And just like we applied building stabilization to the clip, we can apply Audio equalization. This will just equalize the base, the highs and lows of our audio, just make it sound more smooth to the ear. So in general, I always apply the built-in artificial equalization that Final Cut Pro gives me in every single clip that I manipulate. This was a simple lesson on the inspector menu. We talked about the things that we can manipulate through the inspector menu. How to change the composition of the clip, how to distort the clip, crop it, transform it. We talk about color grading and how to access the color grading panels. How to change the exposure of the shadows, the mid tones, the saturation of the clip, and how to know if parts of the order of the clip are actually distorted or not. So now that we're done with the boring stuff, it is actually time to start adding elements that will make our edits better. So in the next lesson, I'm going to discuss about titles and generators, which are some of the key elements on the production of every edit. Basically, if you are an editor, you are going to use titles and you aren't going to use generators. So the next lesson will be very, very valuable. 7. Titles and Generators: Welcome back everyone. In this lesson we will discuss about titles and generators. Titles and generators are essential part of every single editor's life. And in this lesson we're going to analyze what is a title, what is a generator? Then? We're going to look where to locate titles and generators. And what are the different types of titles and generators that you can source into your timeline. And finally, how to edit them to match with your clips and your sequence. So let's start by again launching the program. And as you can see here, we have all our menus open. We have the timeline, we have the inspection menu and the media menu. Titles and generators are located as a third subcategory, as we said, in the media menu. So we can go ahead and hide the inspector menu for now. Let's go and press this button right here. And we see that we have all the titles and the generator subcategory to choose from. Let's start with the titles. So why is it a title and how can I apply it to my edits? Obviously, we all know what a catalyst. It is just text above each video, but titles are actually much more than that, as you can see here in Final Cut Pro, we have a huge variety of titles to choose from. Each one has a different animation. We have lower thirds titles, titles with stars. Does it look like news titles again, animated with Earth, we have a huge variety of titles. This is a Star Wars style type, tidal. So each and every single one of those styles will have a different effect. We don't have to go through every single title of Final Cut Pro. Again, you can go through them by yourself. You just drag the mouse on top of each title clip and you see what each title does. When it comes to titles, we're going to focus on one specific type of tidal and this is the basic title. If you tap on the Search bar, basic title and press Enter, you can see this is the basic title that we are interested in using. The basic title, as the name suggests, is the most basic and manipulate them. The title that Final Cut Pro provides to us, the editors. So when I want to add a title to my video, I usually don't want to have those pre-recorded animations of titles that look fancy. I just add a basic title and then go ahead and manipulate that basic title into my needs and the needs of the edit. So first of all, start with the basics. How to import a title from the media section to our timeline, just as we imported clips by dragging and dropping them into the timeline, we're just going ahead and drag and drop our title into the timeline. So right now we can see we have this huge title here and we want to trim it down. How do we dream? We press B. The blade tool comes with just click a for the selected, select the palate we don't want and deleted. So this right here is the title. If we press on the title and we open the inspector menu, we can see that we can actually inspect the title itself. This is how we're going to be manipulating titles on Final Cut Pro, because as we said, the inspector menu is just a tool to further manipulate the clips rather than just trimming them down on the timeline. So in the inspector minute of titles, we have those four different subcategories. And for now we're going to focus in this second subcategory in which we can manipulate the text of the title right here, you can type anything you want. Let's dive, for example, running. And you can see that here, this title indicates the word that we typed in the middle of our frames. If we highlight what we just typed, we're going to go ahead and manipulate it more through this section right here. This is the most common used fond of mine, the Helvetica in the Light Oblique type, if you want to change where the battle is gonna be, we can just drag and drop the title anywhere we want in our clip. So let's put it right here. And we can change things like the line spacing or the tracking to just change the layout of the letters. In addition to that, we can add an outline to title, glow, and drop shadow if you want to change the color of the outline or add shadow to the title, you actually do it through these menus right here, deface the outline glow and the drop shadow menu. If you press. So on the face, you can see by pressing here, we can change the color of the title. So let's go with this orange, red and we can blur the tidal, change, the opacity of the title. We can manipulate again, that'll just as we manipulate clips through the inspector menu. Also we can add an outline to the title, again, glow and drops out on other ways to manipulate the title. I usually never use glow and drop shadow. I always use face and sometimes use outline to further manipulated. Now if you go and see the timeline, we can see that the title actually looks like a clip. And this is because the title is actually clip. We can manipulate the title just like we manipulate the clip. This is done with the third subcategory of the inspector menu on the titles. So by pressing this, we're going to again change the scale of the title, the cropping of the title. Everything that we did on the clip we can do through the inspector menu on titles. But how do we add the title on top of the clip? How do we have a clip playing in the title showing on top of it? Well, just as we said, on top of it, we take tribal and we drag it on top of the clip. So right now you can see we have the title showing while the clip is blank, and this is pretty much how you add titles to the clips. If we press Space, we select the title and we go here we can again change the positioning of the title. And again, we have access to manipulate the title also through this panel right here. And when we're done with non-relational place. Down here and we have our title again playing. This was the basic title and how to manipulate the basic title. Now let's see how other titles work. Again, we're not gonna go through every single title that finally got products. But if we delete, select and delete the basic title, we can go ahead and try another title. So let's try the loose leaf Title VII is just an animation of a paper going inside the frame. So again, we drag and drop the loose leaf title or anytime that we want in our timeline, we go ahead and trim the title, as we said, desired duration and any title that we want, we just select, go to the Inspector menu on the second subcategory, as we said, in which we can change with text and other parameters of its title. Again, if you go ahead and select the title and then click on either the name or the description. We will have the opportunity to change the letters. So for example, in description, we can write running again and on the name, we can write Marathon. Marathon running or contains the location of each of the words. And if you want this title to play on top of the clip again, we drag and drop it on top of the clip. As you can see here, how the clip blank and the title just revealing itself. Now, if the title is bigger than the clip, we have two options to fix that. We can either press B and have the blade tool and just drawing the title as we said. Or if we go back, we can press a and B select to click at the end of the clip and just drag it for as much as we want it to last. So here we have a clip with a moving title, and that's that titles are very essential and I suggest you to use titles in general in your videos, just like I have used titles for the creation of this course right here. And now I think we're ready to discuss about generators. So to access the generators, we just press this subcategory and the media menu below the titles, which is called obviously generators. While the generators are some pre-recorded clips, videos, if you will, that are already imported into the editing software, and you can just drag and drop into your timeline. For example, this is an animation of a glimmer. We have some animations of lines, some animations of metals. Some animations offer grants. But I want to focus on one specific generator and the most commonly used generator of all the other generators I in general, never used. But there is one generator that you 100 per cent will use and you've 100 per cent need to know about. Go ahead and type on the search bar shapes and this degenerate or that we want to use. So just like the title, just like any other video, we drag and drop it into our timeline. We dream it to the desired length. And here we have our generator. If we click and select the generator, now we're going to focus on the inspector menu of this shape generator. So what this shape generate a really easy is the fact that Final Cut Pro lets us add shapes, different shapes into our timeline, into our videos. Just as we did with titles, you can drag and drop those shapes above your clips and there will blend together. So we have just this circle. We have the circle in the middle of our framing here, but there is much more into it. As you can see here through the inspector menu, we can cycle through different shapes. We can have squares, rectangles, we can have hexagons or my favorite arrows. And from there we can mess with the roundness of the arrow. We can have outlines on the arrows, mess with the color of the arrows, drop shadow, and you can really manipulate pretty much anything in every single shape. So for example, let's say you have one, I have an arrow pointing at this part of the video right here, we go to the Inspector menu, will change the saved to a narrow. We move the desired parameters so we have the correct color and the correct roundness and outline of the arrow. Then we drag and drop it on top of our clip. We fix the length of a clip to match the clip below it. And then it is time to move the arrow and manipulated to point the direction that we want. How do we do that? This is very, very simple, as we said, the fastest way to manipulate a clip when it comes to the transformation of its size and scale is through this small button right here. So we press it, I'm here. We can just, by dragging this cursor, move the direction of the arrow. And we can also, by dragging these circles decrease or increase its size. So we're just going to move the arrow right here, decrease the size. And as you can see now, we just added this arrow in our clip, which points at this sign right here. So if you play the clip, we have this arrow that points at the sign. Obviously, the arrow is fixated at this part of the camera. So if we pan the camera, the arrow will stay at dislocation is not always going to follow the subject that we have assigned to it. It's just going to stay in the place of the frame that we place. It makes you to play with the shape generators. Again, there's a huge number of shapes to choose from, the rectangles, squares, arrows, and just one of them has a different implications on your clips. My favorite shape is the rectangle and the arrow to add on Eclipse. And this pretty much everything you need to know about generators. The other generators I just never use, but I very frequently used the Shape Generators. So I would also suggest you to have in the back of your head that when it comes to generators, V-shaped generator is the most commonly used. And if I ever want an arrow placed on my video, I might as well constructed using the shape generator. So this word titles and generators, two very important aspects of video editing. Of course, every single video has a battle and many videos have titles actually playing during the video. Generators are also very important. The ability to add shapes in your videos is of key importance when editing a video. Now, it is time to move on to effects and transitions, which is really where the fun part begins. So in the next lesson, we're going to analyze what an effect and they transition needs on Final Cut Pro video editing. 8. Effects and Transitions: Welcome everyone to the effects and transitions lesson. These are really the two core editing principles that all editors use in Final Cut Pro. And this is where the actual fun begins when it comes to video editing. So without any further ado, let's dive into our editing program and let's first of all, remember where to find the effect and the transitions. So as you can see, I have two clips imported into this timeline. This is to help with the visualization of the transitions. And as we said in the first lesson, we're going to access the effects and transitions through those two buttons right here. So this button is where all the effects are located and this button where all the transitions are located solid, start with the effects in general, remember that the effects change the appearance of your clip. So we need to have a glib. And depending on the effect that we're going to drag and drop into our clip, it's appearance is going to change. Now that being said, there are many different effects sub categorized into many different categories. As you can see here, we have all the categories of effects and we have basic effects, blurring effect, effective change, the color effect, distort the video. Light effects, mosques stylize effects on style defects, text effects. So we have many, many, many effects. Note that in future lessons, I'm going to teach you how to download the facts from the internet, import them into your final cat program so you have more and more effects to choose from. Now in this lesson, we're not gonna go through all of the effects, of course, that are on Final Cut Pro because this would take a long time. But I'm gonna go through the most commonly used the facts and the effects that you should definitely know that exist and you should definitely try to play with them. Before that, let's analyze how to actually apply an effect to your clip. So first of all, we need to press a to access the Select tool and select the clip in which we are going to apply the effect. Now once we have selected the clip in which one to apply our effect, we go to the Effects panel, choose the effect that we want and just drag and drop it on our clip. As you can see here, this effect is applied now to our clip. We applied the age, the age film effect. And if we press Play space, we can see that the clip now has the effect that we want. Note that in being spectrum and in the top right of the screen, a new panel appeared, which now gives us access to manipulate further, they affect most of the effects that are built-in into this editing software gives us the opportunity to be manipulated through the inspector menu. So as you can see here, we can change the opacity of the dust, the hairs, the amount of the effect, the jitter variance of the effect, the focus variants of the effect. So we can pretty much tweak the effect as much as we want. So know that wherever the effect that you're using, of course it's gonna be a preset effect that will apply to your clip, but you can further manipulate the effect through the inspector panel, as we said with is used to further manipulate clips, Titles, Generators, and now effect. Now in this video we're going to go into more detail in two very important effects that every single final God editor should know about. The first effect is the mask effect. In order to access the mask effect, we have two ways of finding it. Either type the search bar, draw mask, and the mask effect is going to appear. Or we can manually go through the mask and then select it from here in order to apply the mask effect again with drag and drop the effect in our selected clip. Now, what does the draw mask effect do? The dramatic effect, as the name suggests, enables us to draw a mask by clicking on centering points of our video and remove the part that is outside or inside the mask. Let me demonstrate as, as you can see here, once we have added the dramatic effect into art in this panel right here, it says click to add a control point. So if we click, you can see that we add control points. Now let's say that we want to basically remove a portion of the sky in this image, we just add control points around the portion of the sky that we want to remove. So here, here and here. And once I select the part of the globe in which I wanted to draw this mask around, and I click the first control point again, just like this, you can see the portion of the clip is masked out. Now as you can see, the inspector panel also has a mold for the draw mask effect in which we can change the feather of the mask. We can invert the mask to select the other portion of the clip and contains the fall off and stuff like that. Now once I have a glib and I have masked out a portion of that clip. We can go ahead and grab this clip and place it above another clip. And as you can see here, the portion that we have masked out and it used to be black when the clip was here. When we place it above the other clip, then the other clip will play below it. So again, this follows this principle that in Final Cut Pro the clip that is above the other place first. But if we have masked out the portion of this clip, then the clip that is located below will be seen. So as you can see here, if we press the play vicinity draw mask effect, the jewel mask effect has many, many applications. In Final Cut Pro, I use it in most of my edits when I added with this editing software. I'm going to have a special video in which I'm going to explain to you how it really works. But for now know that for editors in Final Cut probably draw a mask effect is one of the most commonly used effect. And now we're going to dive into the second most commonly used effect in Final Cut Pro, which is the letterbox effect. So how do we access the letterbox effect? Again, just like the mask effect, we're going to type into the search bar letterbox. And you can see here that this effect pops up. The effect that letterbox delivers is very, very simple. So let's go ahead and actually drag and drop to the letterbox into this clip here. And as you can see, nothing really happened. But if we select this clip and go to the Inspector menu, we can see that we have the letterbox inspector menu right here. We can change the aspect ratio of this clip. Now the only tweaking that you need to do here in order to change the letterbox effect and actually see changes, is to go here and press 23521. Once you press this, you can see that those two black lines drop and they just make the clip look way better. This is the only usage of this effect. It just makes the clip looks more cinematic. It makes the clips look better. So the letterbox effect is purely a cosmetic effect that makes your clips look more cinematic. This has to do with the anatomy of the human eye and the fact that it perceives aspect ratio as better in VI. So in general, if you added some cinematic sequences, it is recommended to use the letterbox effect. Let's go ahead and use the letterbox effect in this clip right here, you can see this, how the globe looks before the letterbox. Perfect. And if you drag and drop the letter box, select the clip and go to the Inspector menu and choose 23521 aspect ratio. You can see that it just looks better. So this pretty much it when it comes to effect, we analyzed where to locate them. What are the effects, the two most commonly used effect. And we're going to have a special lesson on the mask effect because there are many, many things to learn there. Now, let's move to the transitions. As we said, the transitions can be accessed by pressing this button right here, right from the effects. And you can see here all the transitions that Final Cut Pro gives us. So let's start by analyzing what is really a transition. The transition is a way to move from one clip to another on our timeline. So usually with building transition that two clips have on our timeline is just a simple rough cut from this clip. This clip. Now the beauty of editing is that we can transition from one clip to another in smoother ways. And there are many, many ways to transition from one clip to another. All of these ways are found in the transitions panel right here. So all of these are transitions just like effect in order to apply a transition between two clips. Because again, transitions are not applied to each clip. Transitions are applied between two clips because we transition from one clip to another. So in order to apply and tradition, we drag and drop it between the two clips which we want to use. Now note, I haven't dropped it yet. Note that if the clips haven't been dreamed yet and you drop the transition, Final Cut Pro is going to trim your clips down a bit so the transition can be applied perfectly. So this window will pop up and it will ask you if it's okay with you for Final Cut Pro to trim a bit of your clips so the transition fits. You just press Create Transition. The clips are trimmed. And now if we press Space to play, you can see this transition between the two clips. This was the cross dissolve transition, one of the most commonly used transitions in this editing program. Note that you can also transition from one clip to the end of the video. We'll then transition. So let's take the same cross dissolve transition and place it at the end of this clip. You can see that if you press space V opacity of the clip will gradually drop until the video. And so a very nice way to end your videos is with a cross dissolve transition at the end of the clip. Let's see again our timeline here we have this clip, then we transition with cross dissolve to the next clip right here. And after the next clip plays, the opacity drops because you have another cross dissolve transition at the end of it. To delete the transition, you select it and just press backspace to delete it. Now of course, there are many transitions built into Final Cut Pro, but to be honest, I never use the building transitions in this editing software. The only building transition that I use is the cross dissolve transition to usually, and one of my clips, just as I showed you right here, most of the transitions that I use in Final Cut Pro, I have done logged them through the web because they just look better. Let me give you an example. I have downloaded those light leak transitions from a bag that I would link into the description of the scores. So you will have access and you can download them as easy as I did. Now, let's grab one of those transitions, for example, this one, and place it between the two clips, as you can see. And I don't have an actual spaces, just drag my mouse to the timeline. You can see it. This is a beautiful transition of a light leak, which just makes the whole process smoother transition. So if the blade, you can see it just looks better with small tricks like this. For example, downloading transitions through the web and applying them to your edit. You can make your videos look way, way better. Another transition that I have downloaded from the internet and applied into my Final Cut Pro editing software are those smooth transition. So we have this smooth zooming tool and again, I create this transition. And if I place my arrowhead here, you can see that it zooms in from this clip to the next. So this concludes our lesson about the effects and transitions that can be applied to our footage in Final Cut Pro. In the next lesson, we're going to dive deeper into color grading. I'm going to explain to you how to know if your highlights are too bright and your shadows are too dark. How to color grade with precision? Where to find that, How to change advanced color grading settings to really change the mood and tone of your videos according to the motions that you want to deliver through your edit. So thank you very much for sticking around and I'm going to see you in the next lesson. 9. Colorgrading: So we talked about the basics of the color grading panel, where it is located again in the editing software and how to change the exposure of the saturation and the color of our clips. Now it is time to dive deeper in the color grading aspect of this editing software and really understand how we can change and manipulate the color of the clips in order to deliver a different mood to the viewers. So we have our clip here. We're going to press this button now to open the inspector menu. Press the second subcategory of the inspector menu to open the color grading profile, as you can see here. And in order to further investigate and apply better color grading to our clip, we're gonna go up here to Window Workspaces, color and effects. And you can see that this panel pops up. Let me close the effects panel so you can see that this panel pops up. This window that we just activated helps us dive deeper into the color grading process and it lets us manipulate our clips when it comes to color with bigger precision. So how does this work? How do I calibrate my Eclipse? Let's go ahead and have a look. You can see we have those four panels right here. We're not going to work with those four panels for now. We're going to press View and we're going to change the view to the third subcategory here to these two panels. These are the two panels that we're going to focus. So we've got the saturation panel, also known as the vector scope and the luma panel. What you can see with the luma panel as I drag my mouse on top of my clip, you can see the colors that are seen on the clip. Actually are also seen as lines in the lumen panel. So you can see a little yellow, a lot of orange, some green, and some blue translated in lines in the lumen panels. So the exact colors that are seen on our clip or seen in the LUMO panel and in the vector scope. So now we're going to select the clip and go to our color grading inspector menu right here. Let's go first exposure. Now let's see how to expose perfectly or clip while using the luma panel when it comes to exposure in the lower panel, we're going to focus on two different variables. We want our shadows to touch line 0 and our highlights to touch the line 100. Any highlights above 100 are just going to see white and we're going to start losing details and information capture with our cameras. Any shadows below 0 are just going to be seen black and again, we are going to lose more information there. So before grading our clip, what we can see here is that we have some room to decrease the shadows a bit. We want the shadows to 0. So we're going to grab our shadows from here and we're just going to decrease them right here so they touch 0. If we decrease, the more you can see below 0, we lose information. So we want our shadows to just be touching zeros. You can see right here. Now moving on to the highlights, as you can see, some highlights are above 100. In order to fix that, we grab this white dot here, which means that we are talking about the highlights and we're just going to decrease it a bit. Let's say they're so this is a correctly exposed clip and we know that we have correctly exposed our clip because we opened the luma and the vector scope panels and we have information about the color of our glyphs. Now, moving onto the vector scope panel, this is going to indicate the level of saturation of our clip. And again, in order to manipulate the saturation, we go in the inspector menu, in the saturation subcategory. So now we open the V saturation panel. You can see as I move the master saturation slide upwards, the colors in the vector scope increase, become bigger. And in the lower panel, you can also see that they become more vibrant and more saturated. If I decrease it, everything becomes black and white. And the colors in the vector scope also degrees. In general, you don't want your clip to be very saturated and you don't want the colors in the vector scope to move away from this line, as you can see there, in order to have a properly saturated clip, you want your colors in the vector scope to not be lost. For example, right there in the top left you can see that this line makes our colors disappear. So you want your colors to just be touching this line. This is a properly saturated glyph, for example, this is the fastest way to properly expose and properly saturate your clip in Final Cut Pro by opening the color profile window option, as I showed you in the beginning of this lesson. Then choosing the view of those two panels, the vector scope and the luma panel. And then following the 0100 lines in the lumen panel, what we talked about in the vector scope panel, this is how we properly exposed and saturate our clips. If we move to the color panel of the inspector menu, you can see that as we manipulate the colors, the vector scope, panel changes. Note that there is no perfect indication for the color of your clips, right? Falcon Pro doesn't know which is the correct and incorrect color of your clips. So one principle that I applied to my video editing is that in general, I never changed the color of the clips from the inspector menu. If I want to change, for example, the temperature of a cliff to make it warmer or colder, I go to color board and I select Color Wheels. In the Color Wheels, I slight downwards and you can see this temperature panel. With the temperature panels, you can make the clip hotter or colder. As you can see, as I make the clip hotter in the vector scope panel, our colors move away from the circle, which means that it is oversaturated and we actually start losing details. In general, you always look at the vector scope and you never want your clips to move away from this circle. So now let's try color grading from the beginning, another clip, Let's try this clip right here. So we import our clip by dragging and dropping it and we delete the previous clip, then we can disable the media panel because we don't want to import more clips. So this is the clip right here. Let's select it and go first of all to the exposure bile. As you can see, we have some room to decrease the shadows. So we grab our shadows and we decrease them just a bit right there. And our highlights are in general exposed finally, but I think we can actually increase them just a bit right there it is. Okay for just some small lines to be above 100 because the color white in general in your video will be overexposed because white in general is overexposed just as black is underexposed. So we can afford to have some lines over the 100 value, but let's try to keep them as minimal as possible when it comes to saturation, you can see that we have a wide variety of colors in the vector scope. So we can move to the saturation panel and just increase those colors to see where we lose detail. So we start to lose detail right here, as you can see from the lines that are losing their shapes. So I think that the perfect saturation level is right here. So this is the new clip. Let's see it without our color profile. So before, after, before, after. You can see that we properly exposed and saturated or clip very easily. And I would suggest you to do this in every single clip in your timeline if you are a perfectionist. So this concludes our series of lessons in which we learned how to change the appearance of clips, how to crop them, how to trim them, how to place them in a timeline, how to apply effects and transitions on them, and how to change their color. Now it's time to move to another category of video editing that is also of key importance, music and sound design. In the next lesson, I'm going to show you where to find, how to select, how to import music in your edits and how to dream and needed based on the music track that you're using. Then we're gonna move into sound effects and sound design, which again is of key importance to deliver the sensation that we want to our viewers that you are added. But let's take it one step at a time and let's move to our next lesson in which we're gonna talk about music in Final Cut Pro. 10. Adding Music: So I decided to create a special lesson when it comes to music in Final Cut Pro, because in general, music in video editing is the way to deliver the feeling that you want in the viewers. Of course, visuals, callers, transitions, and effects are very, very crucial to make an edit standout. But it is this combination of amazing visual aspects and the correct music and sound effects that really enables us to deliver the feeling that we want to our viewers. So in this lesson right here, we're gonna go through step-by-step, the whole process of finding, sourcing, importing music into your timeline and actually matching the vibe and the tone of the clips with your music. So let's dive into Final Cut Pro anatomy so you match it and match it with your clips. Now, as you can see here, we were working with this clip right here. I have imported some other clips. So we can work with a wider variety of salts and I can combine it with music to demonstrate better. Now, as you can see here, these videos have sound, they have building sound. Of course they were sold outside as beginners. What I would suggest you is when you're using music to your videos, you detach the audio and you delete the sound from your videos. Afterwards, we're going to add sound effects to match the vibe of the videos with the music. But for now when you're importing music into your timeline, I would suggest you just disabled the building audio of your clips. Now there are two ways to do that. Again, the first one is just drag this slider downwards into 0 decibels. The other is to select the clips. Right-click, detach audio, and then select the audio and just press backspace and delete it before we actually import the music, let's just drill down some clips so it's better. So let's get back here. You can see there's a huge group of people passing by. I would just trim it down at this point here. And maybe I would keep this also, which looks like a cool clip. So let's trim it down here, here. And we just press a and select the parts that we don't want and delete them. So now we have these parts. Next we have this clip, which looks good. Let me just trim it down here. Let's see our next clip. It's just runners again. Okay, we can trim it down this way in this part and have another blip that we call wedded together. Another thing that I'm going to do, which will make this edit look better. I'm just going to slow down all of the clips right here. And to slow them down, I can just select them by dragging and dropping my mouse above them. Go here to speed slope 50 per cent. And now we have slowed down clips. So this looks great. Now let's go ahead and actually apply a track here. So for the sake of this video, we're going to use classical music because it's kinda matches the vibe of the runners. Let's go with multiple blackberry Mozah. So let's say that we enjoy the track of the files and we're going to use it into our editor. What we do now is that we just copy the URL of the video that we found on YouTube. And we'll go here to YouTube, to MP3 converter. You've done the frequent vectors that are many, many converters on line. We're just going to press the first thing that pops up. It's easily legit. You can see here the interface of the YouTube Dmitry converter. We just paste the URL right here. And then we press download MP3s to download Eclipse. And you can see that our tip is downloading to the bottom left of our screen. Now that it is downloaded, we just got to drag and drop it into our timeline. So this is the clip right here. Now we can actually close our Internet browser and move on with our edit. So now we have our clip into the timeline in general, you want to listen to your gift before we apply it to the edit. So we'll just listening to the good now, don't pay attention to the actual visual part of the edit. So let's listen to the clip. So actually here in the first part we had two moments, about 20 seconds that the clip was fine and loud, but then the vocals stopped and it was very chilled. So we're just going to move to this part right here. So just like in Eclipse or Final Cut Pro, we can edit the music of course, and to edit the music track with just press B for the blade tool to appear. And we're going to do it in this part in which we can see that the sound starts to increase. You can see this in the timeline right here. So press a to select the track before that deleted. And we're just going to grab this part and drop it right here. So now the part of the track that we selected by bleeding, The leading, the part before it is in the start of our edits. So now that we have are trimmed music part at the beginning of the video and clips above it. I'm going to show you how to actually match the music with the audio aspects of the video. How at least I do it? Before I actually trimmed the video, I just press Space to hear the song. And when I feel like at this moment the song, I would like the other clip to transition. I just press space again. So let me demonstrate. Let me just zoom in the timeline a bit here. Okay, so let's press Space and listen. When would be a good part for another clip to play? Let's go. Now. Now, it'll be a good part. For the next video to play, again, you just edit to the beat of the music. This particular drug doesn't have a bit. But in general, when there is a change in the audio track in the music that we're using, then we actually want to change the visuals. So I sent a change in the audio track here. So I'm going to change the visual. How am I gonna do this? When we pressed again space, we paused the timeline exactly in the place where we want the transition to happen. So now I'm just going to press B to open the blade tool and I'm going to trim right at the spot where the middle is located. Then I'm going to press a and select the clip that you want to discard. So we have a transition and delete it. So now let's see the first transition that we created based on the music track. So as you can see, we synchronized the visual with the audio aspect of the video in order to make this edit even better, I'm going to start this clip at this point right here where the runners start to run. So again, I'm just going to press the blade tool, slice it here, select this part and delete it. So now we have this. I press the space again because I know that at this part of the song we have another change in B vocals. And as we said, when we have a change in the song, we want also to change the visuals. So again, at this part, I'm going to press B, open the blade tool, slice the clip here, select this part and delete it. So now we have another transition to another clip. Let's see this transition. Now this was breathe incidental, but actually this transition right here matches the song by itself. So let's move on. Now. I press the space again, because again, I think that this clip is enough and the music changes. So again, blade tool Slides select and delete, and I'll have this. And as you can see, the music track is silenced gradually. So what we're gonna do now to complete this edit is that we're going to press the blade tool, dream, the audio track here, select this part and this part and delete them. And we're going to add a transition to again, gradually make our video fade with the music. If you can recall, the best transition to do that is the cross dissolve transition. So we're going to open the transitions panel. We're gonna go to All select the cross dissolve and drag and drop it at this part of the clip. So let's see how the clip now fades away with the music. So I think this was a correct way to end this very, very basic edits that we did according to the music. Now let's take a look on how we combined the music aspect with the visual aspects of the edit to make it a bit better. Just like that by importing the correct music track and just playing with the Slice tool and the timing of our clips, we created a combination of magic, audio and visual elements which delivered, I think, the feeling that we wanted in this small marathon sequence that I've shot. Again, it is very easy to actually match your music with your videos. And in general, it will make your edits look 1 million times better. Trust. So make sure to really pay attention to this lesson, to really become comfortable in matching your music with your visuals when it comes to editing. Now moving on to the category of the sounds, in the next lesson, I'm going to show you how to add character to your edit by actually using sound effects. So this is what we're doing in the next lesson. 11. Sound Effects: So now that we have highlighted the importance of adding music to your videos to match the tone of your edit to the viewers. It is time to discuss about sound effects. As you can recall in the previous lesson, we just deleted all of the audit those building to our clips to add the music. I promised you that in the next lesson. So this doesn't right here. We're going to add sound effects to really deliver another dimension in this edit. So this is exactly what we're doing in this lesson right here. In this lesson, just like in the previous lesson, I'm going to show you how to download sound effects and white noise through the Internet, then how to import it in your timeline and how to match sound effects with the music and your clips into your edit. So enough talking, let's launch our editing software and let me show you how to download first of all, sound effects. Now sound effects is a very broad definition which really summarizes anything that isn't music, but it is an audio file that can be added into your edits, a sound effect, for example, it could be a dog barking, doorbell ringing. So in general, you want to adapt the sound effects, the sounds that you add to your edit according to the nature of your edits. All Let's go in our editor here, you can see them haven't added with many people at an open space. Now, as a general principle, remember that when it comes to sound effects, you always need to add a baseline white noise. What is a white noise? White noise is the ambient noise. You can see in any scenario that you're filming. For example, in this case, the white noise in this scenario right here would be, for example, crowd cheering and the sound that many people reduce when they are in an event. Let's go ahead and open again our browser and we'll type something like CP crowd sound effects. So if I'm this white sound right here, it's called busy street, crowd in city with active voices. Let's go ahead and hear it. Again. As you can see, it is this general sound of people, cars. It is the white sound of a city. So just as we did in the music track, Let's go ahead and copy the URL and search YouTube to MP3 converter. To go to this link, paste the URL of our video here, and as you can see, it is downloading down here. Now we're going to drag and drop this sound effect right here, and we can close our browser. So with the V button again, we can disable or enable a clip. So let's disable it. And just here again, the sound, the music without the sound effect that we added. So this is the edit without the sound effects. Now let's activate the sound effect. The first thing that you will notice is that the sound effect is very loud. Banging on the volume of the music track that you have selected, the sound of the sound effects should be way, way lower. So let's go ahead and decrease the decimals in this ambient sound. Way, way better now that we have added our white noise, the general sound effect below our music track, it is time to add some more sound effects. So let's type on YouTube again, erase gun sound effect. So the sounds good. Again, let's copy the URL, new tab, YouTube, do MP3. Let's paste it, search. And we are going to download it. It downloads fairly fastly. So let's drag and drop it right here. Now, as you may have realized, this was a very long video and we just need a millisecond off the clip. So as you can see here, we don't even need to analyze it or to hear the whole clip in order to find out which part we want, we just look at the sound and you can see that we have a sound right here. All the other part of the audio track is very silent, so we know that this is the gans down. So actually I'm going to just trim it, glided, delete the rest of the clips and grab this, which is our actually sound that we want. And I'm going ahead and apply. So we zoom into our timeline and we want to add the gans on the fact. Let's trim it a bit more so you can see this is the gun sound effect right here. Let's zoom in a bit more and let's put it right here. So let's see how it looks. I think that sounds fairly good. So this is an example of a sound effect that you can add to your timeline to just make things look more realistic and sound more realistic and deliver this whole new area, this whole new perspective of feelings to your viewers. Another sound effect that we can add this for example, some bird sounds. Bird sounds are very commonly added into many edits. It gives the sensation again of an open world. So this one we're going to do right now, Let's add a sound effect into this clip here, for example, again, I'm going to open YouTube and search, grow sound effect. As you can see, I've already used the sound effect. Copy the URL, paste it right here. Just like that, you can say it will download right here, drag and drop it. And now we have the gross sound effect, just like in the race gun sound. If I can see that we have those two bumps in the timeline which indicate that these are the two crow sound effects that we want. So we can go ahead and trim the rest of the clip, select and delete all the others. And let's add the gross sound effect right here. Let's decrease the decimals and let's see what we've got. So again, way, way better. So let's go ahead and actually listen to our edit with the new sound effect. So congratulations, we have covered the basic principles of both the visual and the auditory element that you need in order to become a competent editor in Final Cut Pro. Now in the following lessons, I'm going to show you how to polish your editing techniques and how to really step up your game with editing. In the next lesson, we're going to focus in two aspects that will make your videos in general better with very minimal effort, we're going to talk about the implication of slow motion into an edit. And we're also going to apply the letterbox effect that we mentioned in the effects and transitions less than previously. So again, in this edit right here that we have started and add it together, I'm just going to show you some tips and tricks to polish it and make your work look flawless. So see you in the next lesson. 12. Slomo and Letterbox: Hello everyone and welcome to this lesson in which I'm going to show you how to use slow motion and this simple effect that we talked about in previous lessons, the letterbox effect to massively improve your videos with minimal amounts of effort. So you can consider this part of the course as a small tips and tricks less, which is going to really, really help you improve your footage with a minimal amount of effort enough for the toggling. Let's launch our editing programs. And first of all, as you can recall in the previous lesson of the music, one of the first things that we did when we imported all of those clips. The Final Cut Pro timeline is that we went ahead and slow them down. Remember that when you're editing a sequence in which we don't have a talking track or people talking together. Slow motion is going to be very helpful. Slow motion makes everything look more smooth, more stabilized, more cinematic. So I greatly encourage you to shoot videos in frame rates that can actually be slowed down. For example, 60 frames per second, 120 frames per second. And if you have the access on clips that can be slowed down in post-production, makes sure to slow them down at least by 50 per cent. These again, will make the clips more stable, more smooth, and more cinematic. So these clips actually were sold at 60 frames per second, which means that they can be slowed down 50 per cent. So what we're gonna do is that we're going to just select them as we did in the previous lesson. Go right here in this speed manipulation panel, press slow 50 per cent, and now the clips are slowed down by 50 per cent. And again, this whole sequence looks more smooth. So the first thing that I have to give you in order to make your videos look more cinematic and smoother with a minimal amount of effort is again, to apply slow motion whenever you can on an edit. Of course, some videos don't require slow motion to look good. But as a rule of thumb, most of the clips, for example, in this case, they just look better in slow motion. Now the second thing that we're gonna do is that we're going to apply the letterbox effect. As you can recall, the letterbox effect is seen in the effects panel. You can search for a letter box. This is the effect right here. In order to apply it, we just drag and drop the letterbox effect in each one of our clips. And there is actually a faster way to apply the letterbox effect in Eclipse. I'm going to show you in a few seconds. So once we have applied the letterbox effect in all of our clips, we just select the clip that we want to manipulate its time. Go to the Inspector panel right here, letter box and press 235 to one ratio. This will create those blacks in my declines, as you can see, that in general, based on the anatomy of the eye and the way that we perceive stuff in the world, it just looks better. So there's not much to say here. You just do this in every single one of the clips. It is a bit time-consuming. So after we apply the letterbox in all of our clips, you can see that I'm just doing this in every clip. And now we have applied the letterbox effect in every single one of our clips. So let's just close the effects panel, zoom out in our timeline and you can see now the edit just looks better and more cinematic with just the application of slow motion and letterbox. Now let me disabled letterbox effect from all of those clips and I'm going to show you a faster way to apply the letterbox effect without actually selecting and dragging and dropping the letterbox in every single one of those clips. So let's say that. Let's say that now we want to apply the letterbox effect in all of those clips in our timeline. And we just don't want to waste our time by dragging and dropping and manipulate it in the inspector menu every single clip, what we're gonna do is that we're going to open google and type letterbox PNG, PNG files or just transparent images. This is a PNG of a letterbox. Now I just can go ahead and drag and drop it into my desktop, close the browser, and from the desktop I can again drag and drop it into my timeline. From here. I just need to extend it through the whole way of the timeline. And you can see that it delivers the exact same effect if you want to change the cinematic lines of the letterbox to be bigger or smaller. We can just go at this panel right here and just change the size of this PNG image that we have imported. So let's just do it here. I think this is a perfect size for the letterbox cinematic lines. And you can see that we delivered the exact same effect, but way, way faster. This might not seem like a big deal, but trust me, small time-saving things here and there actually save you a huge amount of time at the end of the day as an editor. So whenever you can save time with a shortcut, for example, or by bypassing this whole drag and dropping and inspect our menu thing with the letterbox. Just go ahead and do it. It will save you a massive amount of time at the end of day as an editor. So now they have actually applied slow motion and letterbox to our edit. I think that one thing that is missing is actually a good set of transitions. This edit, you can see the transitions are very basic. There just the rough cuts that we say in video editing. So it is not that crazy. The only problem is that the transitions building in Final Cut Pro are very, very basic and they just don't look that good. This means that we need to go ahead and actually download transitions from the web as plugins. This is exactly what we're doing in the next lesson. In the next lesson I'm going to show you where to find, help download, and how to import plug-ins to your Final Cut Pro editing software. This should be one of the most useful lessons of this whole course. If you understand how to download the assets from the web and apply them into your Final Cut Pro. This has the potential to make you stand out as an editor, as you might find something in the web that no one else has, any of you go ahead and applied correctly and smartly your edits, this can really make you stand out in the filmmaking world. So this is exactly what we're doing in the next lesson. 13. Downloading Plugins: Welcome to the lesson in which we're going to discuss about downloading plug-ins from the web before we actually go through the whole procedure, let's analyze what is a plugin. A plugin is a downloadable title, transition or effect that could be applied to your editing program and does not come built into it. That means that you have to actually download it through the web, imported to your editing program, and through a small series of action. It will actually go ahead and show to your Final Cut Pro editing program. It is very similar to download a plugin, but you actually need someone to teach you. So this is why I'm here to show you how. The first question is, where do I find those plug-ins to download them? Of course, you can download them from the App Store. You need to download them from the web. Now, there are many, many specific websites that actually sell Final Cut Pro plug-ins and plug-ins can be from free to very, very expensive for the sake of this course, considering the fact that this is a course designed for beginner editors in Final Cut Pro, I will suggest you the best website to download basic plug-ins as beginners. In addition to that, this website offers many free plugins, so you don't even have to spend money to download them. I will have the link of this website in the description of this course. But remember that this is the website of a creator Cole Ryan. Ryan angle is one of the top editors in Final Cut Pro, has many tutorials on YouTube on how to edit for advanced editors. And he actually creates his own plug-ins, his own transitions, effects, and titles and sell them through his website. So in this lesson right here, we're gonna go through the website and I'm going to show you how to download again and import those plugins, do your final Cut Pro editing program. So let's actually enter the website. And this is the interface as you can see right here. So you can see the triangle cells, lot transitions, effects, generators, sound effects, titles, online courses, so many, many things. Here you can see all the plugins with their prices. So for the sake of this lesson, I'm going to download a transition. So let's see he's transitions. You can see that all those costs 70 bucks, 30 bucks, eight bucks, 30 bucks. But if you scroll down, you can see that he has some free options, will have this wavy slide transition, the real-world transition travel video transition pack, and the 3D luma fade transition. I think you're going to download the 3D luma fade transition. You press right here and download for free. No thanks. If you don't want to be far more than it asks you to add your e-mail and then download the transition for free. This is going to send you an email with a link to download transition. So make sure to put the correct email, go to your inbox and press the download button. Then from here, just press review your order. This is our order and download. Once we press Download, you can see that it has already been loaded as a zip file in the bottom left of our screen. So if we open the zip file, we can see that it just reveals this 3D luma fade transition. Now, what are we going to do from this point onwards? So once we have our transitions ready, you're going to open a new finder window. And from here we're going to select, Go home. Then down here in this window. And then we're going to press movies. Now from movies are going to have all those libraries that I have graded, for example, have those for libraries. And then you can see finally got backups and motion templates. Let's select motion templates. And then you're going to see these options, transitions, effects, generators, and titled. If you don't have those options building in your motion templates, go ahead and create files and named them transitions, effects, generators, and titles. Now, as you can imagine, we can load a transition. So we're going ahead and just drag and drop the 3D luma fade transition that we downloaded into our transitions. So the 3D elements, a transition is dragged and dropped. Now going to go ahead and close finder and hop onto our final Cut Pro. So we're back at Final Cut Pro and we're going to see if the transitions are actually downloaded. So let's go ahead and close the inspector panel for now. And let's just select a clip here. Go to the transitions panel, and you can see right here that we have a new category created, which is called 3D luma fade transitions. You can see we have the thick of the limma freed black and the 3D luma fed white transition. And of course, these are plugins. We just downloaded them and we can actually go ahead and drag and drop them to our timeline. This will ask us, of course, to create a transition again, because Final Cut Pro needs to trim the clips to create those transitions. The Press great transition. You can see that now we have a 3D luma fade transition. So this is basically how you can download transitions from the web and apply them to your clips. So let's go ahead and actually apply two or three transitions that I have downloaded Eclipse. Let's go ahead and apply this smooth zoom in transition. For example, here you can see that this clip are the runners running and this clip shows their feet. So I think that the smooth transition actually could apply to this clip. Again, I just dragged and dropped it between the two clips. I think that we can also add a zoom-out transition. Now, I have downloaded the travel transition back from Ryan angle and this includes a wavy zoom out. Transition, as you can see here, it just looks better than the building transistors again or Final Cut Pro. And I'm going to drag and drop it right here. So let's see what we've got. We've got this clip, smooth transition right there. Then if we wait a bit, a zoom-out transitioned from this clip to this clip with just looks great. Another type of transitions that I have downloaded through Ryan angles website are those light leak transitions. These are just like lakes and they are very, very pleasant to the eye of the viewer. Let's go ahead and add a light leak transition, for example, right here. Smooth light leak transition between those two clips. Now I'm going to show you another tip. When it comes to transition. You can see we've just applied a smooth zoom in transition here and a smooth zoom-out transition here. A very cool thing that you can do is that you can actually add sound effects to those transition. So you can see the camera angle right here just zooms in and it would actually be perfect to add a sound effect right here. Woo sound effects are sounds made to be applied to those transition. I have actually downloaded some gu sound effects because I very often actually use sound effects with my transition. And you can see that if I again drag and drop the sound effect to my timeline, I can close the Finder window. Now, Let's go ahead and listen to those words, sound effects to see which one applies to our transition. So I'm going to drag and drop this sound effect at the end of my timeline. And let's go ahead and listen to them. There's exactly what we're looking for. I'm going to trim this sound effect. Now, press a and select and delete the rest. And let's drag and drop this right here at the middle of our transition. Now, if we press play, we're going to list we're going to hear this. Did you notice that when transition was applied, it was accompanied by the sound. This again helps us sell the effect of a transition. So let's copy this sound effect. Let's paste it right here. And we also now have a sound effect in this zoom-out transition. So again, as you saw with some basic downloadable transitions from the Internet and some sound effects that we applied to this edit. We made it ten times better than it previously was. So now let's go ahead and actually watch our edit with the slow motion, the letterbox be transitions and the sound effects that we added to our transitions. So you can see with some very basic obligations of the letterbox effect, slow motion, downloadable transitions, and sound effects. We actually elevated the production value of this edit and made it just look better. One thing that I want to add before this lesson is that you really don't need to overdo it with transitions. As you can see, we are trying to sell this effect of a cinematic transition. But if you overdo it, the viewer is going to get bored. And this is really where you can differentiate amateur with more experienced videographers, editors, more experienced editors won't overdo an effect on their editing. They're just going to add once or twice. Amateur editors are very excited about those effects. So they add effects and transitions in every single clip that transitions. So what I have to suggest to you is that don't overdo it with downloadable transitions and affects. Sure, they look cool. But if you add one or two plugging transitions with sound effects, it is just enough to make your edits look ten times better without overdoing it. So this concludes our lesson with plugins. We learned where to find them, how to download them, how to apply them to your edit. And we also talked about combining sound effects with transitions to actually sell in a better way, this effect, now the next lesson is actually going to be a bonus lesson in which we're going to talk about the magic of key framing, keyframes in Final Cut Pro is a bit of a complicated subject, but trust me, in the next lesson, we're going to make things very simple. And I'm just going to introduce you to the concept of key framing. So trust me, when I say that The next lesson is going to be very, very valuable for your video editing course. And I wish that someone has told me what I'm about to teach you in the next lesson when I was starting with video editing. So see you in the next lesson in which we're gonna talk about keyframes. 14. BONUS - Keyframes: Hello everyone and welcome to this bonus lesson in which we're going to analyze keyframes in Final Cut Pro, keyframes are a very important aspect of Final Cut Pro. And I could easily make a course dedicated to keyframing, but I can let you finish this course without actually knowing what keyframing is and without demonstrating the basics of keyframing before we launched our editing program, let's actually discuss about what is keyframing, what is actually keyframe. I like to think that keyframing is similar to coding. During keyframing, we command the Final Cut Pro program to perform a specific task at a specific point of the timeline. This task could be, for example, to decrease the opacity of Eclipse or to animate a clip to move from this place to this place in the movie, or to increase its size gradually, basically, we can tweak many parameters with key framing. And in general, it is used to animate stuff in post-production. I know that this introduction sounded very, very complicated, but trust me, keyframing can be way easier than that. So let's launch a reading program and let me show you what I mean by that. Alright, so we're here at Final Cut Pro and I have selected this clip for this demonstration. But one thing that we did in previous lessons is that we added a transition, cross dissolve transition at the end of the clip. And this closes off transition, as you can see, gradually decreases the opacity of a clip, so it ends in a smooth way. The same thing can be done with Keyframing. Let's go ahead and actually delete this. Let's close transition panel and let's open the inspector panel. For this clip. We can change the media panel because you don't want it. Now how do we access keyframes? Those symbols right here are anything that Final Cut Pro allows you to keyframe. So you can see that we can keyframe all of those parameters. We can give him the distortion, the crop factor, they transform of the clip the letterbox even affects can be keyframe to recreate a cross dissolve transition in which the opacity of Eclipse gradually decreases. At the end of it, we need to keyframe the opacity. So you can see right here in the composing subcategory of the inspector panel of this clip right here, we can see that we can actually tweak the opacity. But if we just decrease the opacity than the opacity will be decreased the whole clip. So now we need to give them, we need to command Final Cut Pro to gradually decrease the opacity. How do we do this? First of all, let's increase the opacity keyframe, pretty much anything. We go to the starting point of the command. So we need the opacity to start decreasing from this point right here. And we press this small button next to the parameter we want to keyframe. Then we go to the point that we want our keyframing to end. This would be this point right here. We just move this slider across the timeline to the point in which one are keyframing command to end. Now at this point, we go ahead and decrease the opacity to 0 per cent. As you can see, if we press Play to the clip. You can see that the opacity gradually decreases because we said the first right here, where the opacity is, you can see it's 100 and then the opacity is gradually decreased by the Final Cut Pro editing software until this point, which we said that we want it to be 0. So this is a very basic application of keyframing. Now let's give him something else. A very common thing that we'd like to keyframe as editors are actually generators. So let's go ahead here. Type, shape, the most commonly used generator. Now let's close the media panel and let's change this shape. For example, an arrow. So we go here and let's select arrow. We don't need to change the color and the shape. This is just for demonstration purposes. So this is our arrow right here. Let's go ahead and press this button and just change its position or its rotation. And let's say we want our arrow to be at this point right here. After that, let's go ahead and trim our clip. So just press the blade tool and discard the part of the clip that we don't want. And let's say we want our arrow to be outside of the frame and gradually be introduced to the middle of the frame at the end of the clip, how can we keyframe this part? So we press the clip, we go at the end point in which we want our arrow to finish its motion. And we go ahead and actually keyframe the scale and the rotation and the position. After that, we go back a few frames, as much frames as we want. And we go ahead and just drag the arrow outside of our frames. You can see that this line indicates all the keyframes that were set by the Final Cut Pro editing software. If we press Done and you press play from this point, you can see that the arrow is gradually being introduced to the image. And this is how we animated the arrow using keyframes to gradually being introduced into our composition. So these were two very basic keyframing principles. What I want you to take from this lesson is the fact that keyframing exists. Keyframing is a form coding in Final Cut Pro, if you will, we command the program to perform a task at a specific point in time in the timeline. Remember that we can keyframe a huge variety of parameters in Final Cut Pro. In this lesson, we give her in, for example, the opacity to recreate a cross dissolve transition and also key-frame a shape from degenerative spinal again, to just appear at the middle of our frame, given the back of your mind that different mean in general is made for more advanced editors. But as a beginner, I just want you to know that keyframing exists and that you can build up in your keyframing skills as you move and as we evolve as an editor. 15. Thank you Note: So this is the end of the scores. I would like to congratulate you for going through all of those lessons with me. I hope that this course was valuable to you. And I really believe that if you paid attention to all the lessons and all the aspects that we talked about into this course. You have gotten a lot of value out of it. So now you have accumulated some experience in Final Cut Pro. You know, the things that you should focus more on, things that are not that important in this editing program. And in this video, I just wanted to highlight the importance of actually trying to edit videos yourself. Obviously, watching this course on mastering the theory of Final Cut Pro will help you with your baby steps as an editor. And remember that a key thing that differentiates amateur from intermediate and expert editors is that more advanced editors have of course spent more hours in this editing programs. So just like I did in order to progress as an editor, you really need to sit down and put the hours in to really learn the program by yourself. That being said throughout those lessons of this course, we mentioned very important stuff that will help you in your course with Final Cut Pro. So I really wanted to wish you the best in your course as an editor makes her to leave a good review if you enjoyed the lessons and of course, if you have any questions, leave them in the discussion section below, I will answer to every single one of you. That's it for now. And I'm going to see you in the next course.