Different applications require different export options.
Most of the time, when the time comes to export our finished project, we select File > Export > Media. Sometimes, though, we need to move our project to a different program, say for color correction or audio mixing. Which export option should we choose?
EDL. This is the oldest, and most limited, transfer format. It only supports 2 video tracks and 4 audio tracks. Unless you are working with VERY old software, this should not be your first choice.
OMF. This is an audio-only format. Unlike EDL, which simply points to your media, OMF includes all audio files in the OMF. This guarantees that your audio, along with your edits, will successfully transfer.
Final Cut Pro XML. This XML format is based on FCP 7. This is the best choice for moving projects to or from Final Cut Pro 7 or X; though FCP X requires conversion using a utility. Like EDL, this only points to your media. This is also the best choice for many 3rd-party media management systems.
AAF. This is the best choice for moving files from Premiere to Avid ProTools or Media Composer. An AAF contains links to audio and video files as well as editing decisions that are to be applied to the audio and video data.
Avid Log Exchange. This is the best format for moving Avid Media Composer bins into Premiere.
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Blue buttons simplify complex audio and video routing tasks.
The Track Header on the left side of the Premiere timeline has two columns of blue buttons. Here’s what they do.
It is important to remember that there is no relationship between the two sets of buttons.
The blue buttons on the left side act as a “patch panel.” They determine which tracks from a clip in the Source Monitor or Project panel edit to specific tracks in the Timeline. For example, to edit audio only, turn OFF all blue buttons attached to video tracks.
The blue buttons on the right side determine which Timeline tracks are active. This affects copy/paste operations as well as selecting and cutting tracks.
To turn off a blue button click it.
To turn off, or on, all audio or all video buttons, Shift-click one of them.
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Rigging is the process of creating effect controls in Motion that can be used in Final Cut. Normally, you create a rig, then add a widget (effect control), then add one or more snapshots (settings for the widget).
A rig in Motion has no effect until it contains a widget with assigned snapshots (parameter states).
As an alternative to creating a widget using the buttons in the Rig Inspector, you can create a rig and a widget and then apply a parameter to the widget in a single step.
In Motion, do one of the following:
In the Inspector, click a parameter’s Animation menu (the down arrow that appears when you position the pointer over the right side of a parameter row), choose Add To Rig, choose a rig, then choose a widget type from the submenu.
Drag a parameter row from any Inspector pane to a rig object in the Layers list.
Dropping the parameter row immediately on the rig object creates a slider widget. Pausing briefly causes a drop menu to appear, allowing you to select the widget type you want to create.
A new widget appears in the Layers list, under its parent rig. In the Widget Inspector, the parameter you chose appears under the Edit Mode button, ready for snapshot assignment.
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Adjustment Layers are a fast way to change multiple clips all at once.
An Adjustment Layer is a special kind of video clip that is placed above one or more clips in the Premiere timeline to which, when you apply an effect, those effects apply to every video clip under the adjustment layer.
If you’ve worked with adjustment layers in Photoshop, these work the same way, except they apply to layers of video, rather than layers in a still image.
To create an adjustment layer, click the New Item icon in the lower right corner of the Projects panel (blue in this screen shot) and select Adjustment Layer from the menu.
The next menu allows you to specify the size and timebase for the clip. For most situations, accept the defaults.
Then, watch what happens as you add different effects to this new clip. Remember, an adjustment layer ONLY affects clips that are stacked below it in the timeline.
NOTE: A good place to start using adjustment layers is to use one to create a consistent color look for all your clips.
Active tracks become important when cutting clips.
In addition to the Razor tool, which cuts individual timeline clips wherever you click it, there are two keyboard shortcuts which can cut multiple clips at the same time at the position of the playhead. But they don’t behave the same way.
On the left side of the Timeline are two columns of blue buttons. The ones on the right indicate active tracks (blue is active, gray is not).
Put the playhead where you want to cut a stack of clips, then:
Type Cmd – K and only clips on active tracks are cut, as illustrated in this screen shot.
Type Shift – Cmd – K and all clips are cut, whether they are on an active track or not.
Favorites are a fast way to build a “selects” reel.
Apple made a big deal of Favorites when Final Cut Pro X was first launched. Now, you need to know where to look to find them. But, they are absolutely worth learning, because they can make finding the right clip a lot faster. Here’s how.
Favorites allow you tag clips, or ranges within a clip, as either a Favorite, Deleted or unflagged.
In the screen shot, here’s what the bars mean:
Green. The clip, or the range within a clip, is a Favorite (think of this as a select).
Red. The clip is flagged as deleted. Nothing is actually deleted, the clip is still in the Browser, but not displayed.
No bar. The clip is unflagged.
Dark blue. The clip has keywords assigned to it. (This isn’t a favorite, but I thought you’d like to know anyway.)
To apply a Favorite, select the clip(s), or range within a clip, in the Browser, and type:
F. This marks a Favorite
Delete. This marks a deleted clip. Be sure to use the big Delete key.
U. This removes any flags assigned with that clip; this resets both Favorite and deleted clips.
To see only clips that are Favorites or any other category, go to the Hide Rejected menu at the top of the Browser and select what you want to see.
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