Video:Final Cut Pro Settingswith Isaac Brody
Whether you're a professional video editor or playing around with home movies, managing Final Cut Pro Settings can make your video edit workflow a great deal more efficient.See Transcript
Transcript:Final Cut Pro SettingsHi, I'm Isaac Brody for About.com Computing. Today I'll teach you to manage settings in Final Cut Pro.
Each time you run Final Cut Pro you need to check most of these settings for your project.
How to Change Settings in Final Cut ProFirst go to the Final Cut Pro menu, and click System Settings. This is where we tell Final Cut where to save our video clips captured from our camera.
Media Storage Settings in Final Cut ProFor each project or movie you make you should create a new folder for all your media. If you fail to do so and keep each project set to one folder, you might lose or forget where files are down the road.
So click on the top, Set button. I'll click on the, New Folder button and call it New Movie Files, and hit Create.
There's my new folder, and I'll hit Choose. The Cache folders and autosave vault need to be set to the folder I just created. I'll click the set button for each, find the folder, and hit choose. And now I'll click OK.
Capture Settings in Final Cut ProNow well select our Audio/Video settings for our project. This tells Final Cut how to recognize and capture from our camera. I'll click the Final Cut Pro menu and select Audio/Video Settings.
If I'm capturing from a MiniDV camera, I'll click on the drop down menu under sequence preset and choose the DV NTSC 48kHZ setting. And make sure the capture preset is the same.
My camera connects to the computer with firewire, so I'll select Firewire NTSC under Device Control Preset. I'll make sure that Video Playback is set to Apple Firewire NTSC.
It's listed but says it's missing because my camera is not plugged in yet. I'll just click OK.
User Preference Settings in Final Cut ProFinally, I'll click on Final Cut Pro and click User Preferences. Here we can adjust personal preferences.
For instance, I can change the number of undo levels, or decide to save a copy every ten minutes. Once youre done click OK.
Save Setting Template in Final Cut ProAnd last well save our project. Go to File, Save Project as, and I'll select the project folder. I'll name it New Movie, and hit save.
Now we've set up our project to properly capture and manage video.
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