Video editors around the world have long been using Final Cut Pro X, also referred to as FCPX, for the proper editing of videos. With the use of FCPX, video editors can easily transfer and log videos as well as images to an external or internal hard drive, edit the videos, process them, and output them into various formats. Numerous video editors have already made use of FCPX, and you can see the top quality of FCPX in films such as Cold Mountain, The Social Network, Zodiac, Intolerable Cruelty, and more. But if you are a beginner at FCPX, what do you need to know about it so you can maximise its use? Here’s everything you need to know about the uses and features of Final Cut Pro X.
The uses of FCP
Those who would like to create the best quality HD videos can rely on FCPX to provide them with all the features they need. For instance, you can import your HD videos straight onto the editor, either from a reel or tape or your camera. Final Cut Pro X supports different formats, and it is regularly and continuously updated so it can be used with even more of the latest formats. With Final Cut Pro X, you can edit colouring as well as lighting to give your video a more professional look, and you can easily make transitions between various sequences.
Additionally, you can use FCPX with a huge selection of plug ins, such as the audio plug ins available from FCPAudio.co.uk, which presents you with royalty free music from an array of genres, such as ragtime piano, inspirational, piano, dance hall, eighties, cinematic, electronic, horror, uplifting, and a lot more. You can use this music in any way you choose in your video, giving your video the ultimate in audio and impressing your audience even more.
Final Cut Pro X features
One advanced feature you can utilise from FCPX is multiple camera editing. With this feature, which runs on 64-bit, you can work in real time with different formats, frame rates, and frame sizes. You even have the ability to create a multiple camera clip when you automatically sync up a number of angles with the use of audio wave forms. You can also customise your options when it comes to sync so footage can be precisely and expertly aligned or sync them according to the time of the day, the markers, or the time code.
Another feature is the ‘clip connections’ feature, which allows you to keep all clips which are related together. With this feature, it is easier to place items like sound effects, B-roll, and music in your video timeline so they can move in conjunction, or, alternatively, you can modify them and break the various connections from each clip so they can move independently.