What is Final Cut Pro?
Final Cut Pro is a powerful video editing software that is made only for the Mac. It is used primarily to edit, process and convert videos in a number of formats.
- Open Final Cut Pro on your Mac desktop.
2. The first panel on the left stores all of the media files.
A Library holds all of your Events, Projects, and Media.
An Event holds Projects and the Media you want to work with.
A Project is the edited work.
3. Above the Library and Events are three icons: 1) Media Icon, 2) Music & Sound
Effects Icon, and 3) Titles and Backgrounds Icon.
4. Above the Media, Music, and Titles icons are Import Media and Show
Background Tasks buttons.
5. The Project panel shows you what project you are actively working on including the clips/media associated with it.
6. The Preview window allows you to view your edited footage.
7. Just to the right of the Preview window is information and settings adjustment for video (i.e., video, color, audio, and info Inspectors).
8. Just above the Video, Color, Audio, and Info Inspectors are icons for customizing the panel layout. The Share button will export the edited video.
8. The panel on the bottom of the screen is the Video Timeline where one edits clips/media.
Note: Just to the right of the Video Timeline, several controls allow one to edit the appearance and function of the timeline as well as add effects and transitions.