Your project is done and you need to get it to YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo. While I normally recommend always exporting a high-quality master file – both for archiving and future compression – sometimes, you just don’t have the time.
So, you are looking at this screen and debating between Faster Encode and Better Quality. You spent a LOT of time on this project – which should you pick?
In the past, before hardware acceleration, Better Quality created smaller files and higher image quality. Today, that’s no longer the case. Tests I recently made with Apple Compressor show that Faster Quality – which uses hardware acceleration is:
Creates smaller files more than 1/2 the time
Creates image quality equal to or better then Better Quality
The compression engine used by Compressor is the same engine used by Final Cut. The only difference is the interface each has to prep a file for compression.
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Render faster by clip or by selecting a portion of the sequence.
The only problem with rendering is that it takes time. Sometimes a LOT of time. Worse, Premiere wants to render the entire sequence, when that may not be what you need or have time for. Here are three options.
Render and Replace. this lets you flatten video clips and After Effects comps by rendering the clip, then replacing the clip with the render file. Choose Clip > Render and Replace.
NOTE: You can revert to the original clips using Clip > Restore Unrendered.
Render In to Out. This allows you to set a range in the sequence using In and Out shortcuts, then rendering only between them. Choose Sequence > Render In to Out.
Render Effects In to Out. This only renders the portions of those clip that have video effects applied to them between the In and the Out. This tends to be a much faster option. Choose Sequence > Render Effects In to Out.
You can render and replace most of the clips including After Effects compositions except for the following:
You can easily drag clips or projects from one Event to another in the same library. Keep in mind that you can’t store the same clip in more than one Event.
But, what happens if we want to move media or projects between libraries? Well, we have options:
We can COPY them
We can MOVE them
When you copy an item from one library to another, the corresponding files are duplicated on the storage device that contains the receiving library. When you move an item from one library to another, the corresponding files are moved from the library file in the first storage location to the library file in the second location.
Copying or moving items between libraries lets you:
Use multiple libraries on the same storage device to organize a large number of active projects and media assets.
Work on your project and media files on a different Mac that has Final Cut Pro installed.
Back up your project and its media files to a storage device, a network volume, or other storage media.
Allow multiple users to access your media in an external folder on shared storage.
Free up space on your Mac or storage device.
HOW TO COPY
To copy one or more selected clips from one library to another, simply drag them. Or choose File > Copy Clips to Library.
In the resulting dialog, you can choose to copy optimized or proxy media. If you decide not to do this, you can always recreate it later.
HOW TO MOVE
To move one or more selected clips from one library to another, press the Cmd key while dragging. Or choose File > Move Clips to Library.
Again, moving provides the option of also moving optimized and/or proxy media.
NOTE: If you have created or customized any Final Cut Pro effects, transitions, titles, or generators in Motion, set the storage location for your Motion content to In Library before starting any copy or move operations between libraries or storage devices. Otherwise, the Motion content is not included in those operations. Regardless, you must manually track and move any third-party (FxPlug) content, because it is not managed within the Final Cut Pro library.
There are several color correction commands that are inaccessible, if you don’t create custom keyboard shortcuts for them. For example, open Final Cut Pro > Commands > Customize and search for Color. Then, assign shortcuts to:
Apply Color Wheels
Apply Color Correction from Previous Edit
Apply Color Correction from Two Edits Prior
Apply Color Correction from Three Edits Prior
Color Board: Toggle Correction on/off
Suddenly, all your color corrections will go a LOT faster!
Whether you edit on a laptop or full-size keyboard, there are two Delete keys at your disposal. One is above the Return key, indicated by the red arrow in the screen shot, the other is… hidden.
The big Delete key, which deletes going backwards, is the normal delete key for most Final Cut operations. In addition to deleting text as you would expect, it also deletes clips.
The smaller Delete key, next to the End key, deletes going forward. You can quickly see the difference by deleting text from the middle of a paragraph. The big difference in Final Cut, though, is when you use this smaller key to delete a clip: It deletes the clip AND replaces it with a gap. Many students find this very distracting.
When deleting clips, the big Delete key always changes the duration of the timeline. The small Delete key does not.
The forward delete key exists on laptops, too, but it’s hidden. Simply press the Fn key (in the lower left corner of the keyboard) while typing the big Delete key.
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