Secrets of the Motion Tab in Final Cut Pro from Class on Demand looks at how the Motion tab works, explains why keyframes are so cool and how to use them, and shows you creative ways to harness the Motion tab to create motion effects that you may not have considered.
If keyframes scare you and the Motion tab is a mystery, you are going to have a great time at this session. And for you long-time Final Cut wizards, this is a great way to refresh your skills on basic operations.
You should have any version of Final Cut Pro installed on your system. This session is designed as an introductory course to motion effects, though it helps to have a basic knowledge of the Final Cut Pro interface.
Note: This session does not discuss how to change clip speed or create motion blur.
Show how to use the Motion tab to apply motion effects to a clip
Show how to copy, change, or delete effect settings
Illustrate how to use the eight basic motion tab parameters
Show how to adjust motion settings in both the Canvas and the VieweShow how to create non-animated motion effects
Show how to harness the power of the Anchor Point and Distort
Explain how and when to use Action Safe and Title Safe boundaries
Show how to copy effects between clips
Show how to add, modify, and delete keyframes
Show how to create animated motion effectsDEMO: Create a picture-in-picture effect
Make an image float over a background
Rotate an image
Position an image to appear on the side of another object
Copy effects between clips
Create, modify, reposition, and delete keyframes
Make an image change size during playback
Make an image slide around the screen
Make an image change size, position, and rotation
Make an image, and its shadow, move to imply change in depth
Show the best drop shadow settings for SD and HD text
About the Instructor:
Larry Jordan is the most highly sought after Apple-Certified Final Cut trainer in the world. With over 30 years experience as a television producer, director, and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits, Jordan's informative and entertaining teaching style provides video editors around the world with unique techniques, methods, and resources to increase productivity and enhance their skills. He's been there - he knows the pressure you are under.
Jordan reveals the hidden tips and tricks you never hear about and may never find on your own. His presentation style is well organized, succinct, and practical. Jordan's training can save you time, save you money, save your client, and save your sanity, during production and post-production.
Jordan, based in Los Angeles, writes and edits the monthly free Larry Jordan Final Cut Studio Newsletter, with essential information on Final Cut Studio. He is the author of hundreds of hours of online training and five books on Final Cut Studio. He also hosts the weekly interactive internet radio show and podcast.