Unit 3 Lesson 09

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  • Lesson 9 Editing Video Digital Video BASICS Schaefermeyer
  • Objectives
    • Connect your playback deck or camera to the computer
    • Start Final Cut Express
    • Create settings for an editing project
    • Open a new project file
    • Save your project file
    • Capture your video
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  • Objectives (continued)
    • Import video
    • Create a new timeline
    • Put video into the timeline
    • Perform a basic cut
    • Add transitions
    • Render clips and transitions
    • Add graphics and titles
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  • Vocabulary
    • Capture
    • Editing
    • FireWire
    • Frame accurate editing
    • HDV
    • In point
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    • Out point
    • Real time
    • Rendering
    • Time code
    • Trim or Trimming
    • USB
  • Connect Your Playback Deck or Camera to the Computer
    • Editing is the process of combining footage that tells your story and eliminating the footage you do not want.
    • Videotape requires you to capture footagewhich is recording the footage to a hard drive.
    • Connect your deck, camera, or playback device to the computer using equipment that is compatible for your system.
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  • Creating Settings for Editing a Project and Opening a New Project
    • To set up the software, you need to tell it what format the video will be in when it is captured to the computer.
    • Then tell the computer where you want to put the footage you are going to capture. The location is called the scratch disk.
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  • Working with Final Cut Express Windows
    • Basic windows to know:
      • Browser: Untitled Project 1 tab contains any captured footage, as well as the timeline you will be editing in. Effects tab contains transitions.
      • Viewer: Where you work on individual clips before adding them to the timeline.
      • Canvas: Shows you what is in the timeline so you can see what is edited together.
      • Timeline: Where the clips you add to your edit are put together.
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  • Save Your Project File
    • Give each project a unique name so you do not have to guess which project is which.
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  • Capturing Video
    • Three ways to capture video in Final Cut Express: Capture clip and capture project allow you do identify and capture only the parts of a tape you want to use; capture now captures everything on the tape, whether you want it or not.
    • Each frame has its own unique identifying number, expressed as a time code. The numbers represent hours, seconds, minutes, and the frame number.
    • Frame accurate edits are the type of editing made possible by time code.
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  • Import Video
    • Any number of media assets can be added to the project by importing the file into Final Cut Express.
    • Importing video is also the way to get video shot on a camera into Final Cut Express.
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  • Trimming Clips
    • Before adding clips into the timeline, trim away parts of the captured clip that you do not want included in the final edit.
    • Two ways to load a captured clip into the Viewer window: double-click the captured clip or click and drag the captured clip from the Browser window.
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  • Putting Video into the Timeline
    • To add a clip to the timeline, drag the clip into the timeline, or pull it over to the Canvas window and then choose an option from the Canvas window menu items that appear:
      • Insert with transition adds the default transition (dissolve).
      • Fit to fill alters the timing of the clip by speeding it up or slowing it down.
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  • Adding a Transition
    • Most edits you see in movies and on television are simply straight cutsthe last frame of the first clip is followed directly by the first frame of the second clip.
    • Transitions smooth out differences between shots, convey the passage of time, or a change in location.
    • A transition takes frames from the first (outgoing) clip and blends them together with frames from the second (incoming) clip.
    • Real time effects, with bold face type, are active as soon as you add the transition to the timeline .
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  • Rendering Video Clips and Transition
    • Rendering means that the video is processed so that it can play correctly and smoothly.
    • A red line across the top of the timeline means that the clips and transition have not been rendered.
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  • Adding Graphics and Titles
    • Adding titles and graphics makes your project look nicer and more professional.
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  • Working with Adobe Premiere Elements
    • Adobe Premier Elements has some different tools than Final Cut Express, but the process for editing is the samecapture the video, trim the clips, add them to the timeline, and add transitions and titles.
    • Final Cut Express can only be used on Macintosh computers; Premier Elements can be used on Macintosh or Windows computers.
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  • Connecting Your Playback Deck or Camera to Your Computer
    • Connect the camera or playback deck to your computer using the correct connections.
    • Premier Element workspaces and panels:
      • Monitor panel: Top center of the screen; switches between displaying video from the Timeline or an individual clip
      • Media panel: Upper left corner of the screen; media is displayed for easy access and identification
      • Effects and Transitions panel: Below Media panel on the left of the screen; displays available transitions and effects
      • Timeline: Where actual editing takes place
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  • Importing Media
    • There are times when you want to import media, like a graphic or video clip, from another source instead of capturing it from a tape.
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  • Trimming Clips and Adding Clips to Timeline
    • Trimming a clip removes unwanted frames from the clip.
    • Trimming clips does not permanently remove frames from the captured video clipit just shows the part you want.
    • Once the clip has been trimmed it is ready to add to the timeline.
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  • Adding a Transition and Rending the Video
    • Once clips are added to the timeline, you can either leave the clips as they are with straight cuts, or add transitions between them.
    • A red at the top of the timeline means that the video needs to be rendered before the video will play smoothly.
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  • Adding a Graphic Title
    • Use the Text styles panel to change the font, font size, or other text attributes of a title.
    • Use the Roll/Crawl Options window to make a title roll, crawl, or be still.
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  • Summary
    • How video must be captured, or transferred, onto the hard drive in order to work with it. The captured video must have the same settings as the sequence in order for the video to work properly without having to take time rendering.
    • How to set up a project in Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier Elements.
    • How to set in and out points for the video using the keyboard and/or the mouse and how to trim out parts of the clip that are not needed for the edit.
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  • Summary (continued)
    • How transitions