Final Cut Pro Workflow and Media Management from Class on Demand starts with an 11-step "What Should I Be Doing Right Now?" workflow to help you decide how to complete your project most efficiently. Then, this showcases many of the file handling, optimizing, managing, and querying features of the program. See the Content Outline, below, for a complete list.
You should have a basic knowledge of Final Cut Pro. Most, but not all, of these techniques apply to both Final Cut version 6 & 7. This tutorial will be especially helpful if you consistently have trouble getting projects done on time, have a hard time getting organized, or want to better understand how Final Cut handles media.
A personal story to explain why working efficiently is so important.
An 11-step editing workflow that answers the question: "What Should I Be Doing, Right Now?"
Explain Scratch Disks for both tape, and tapeless, media
Name, organize, and sort files in the Browser
Label clips and bins
Find files in the Browser, Timeline, and Finder
Manage project files
Back up the Favorite Effects folder
Display and change project, clip, and sequence attributes
Manage render files
Set Scratch Disk folders for tape projects
Set Scratch Disk folders for tapeless projects
Create and name new sequences
Create, name, move, and delete Bins
Sort and rearrange Browser columns
Assign and modify Clip, Bin, and Sequence labels
Find files in the Browser and Timeline
Find all unused clips in a sequence
Find and rename clips in the Finder from Final Cut Pro
Find related clips and transitions in the Timeline
When and why to use File > Save As
When and how to use File > Revert Project
When and how to use File > Restore Project
Move an FCP project to an earlier version of FCP
Back-up and restore the Favorites folder
Save filter effects
Display and modify Sequence, Project, and Clip Attributes
Manage render files
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.