Final Cut Pro 6 Video Tutorial – Editing Basics 05

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Final Cut Pro 6 Video Tutorial – Editing Basics 05: Importing Video (2) – Snapz Pro X






Over the next several days, we are going to release several or up to a dozen video tutorials for Apple’s Final Cut Pro 6. This series is intended for those who have just started using Final Cut Pro 6 without prior experience in digital video editing and need some guidance. We, MacHouse, edit more than 200 videos each year, using Apple Final Cut Pro. So we can help you.

This Final Cut Pro 6 video tutorial series is for offline editing. That is, we assume that all video clips are stored on a hard disk drive. So we don’t import videos from video cameras.

One of the most popular screen-capture application for Mac is Ambrosia’s Snapz Pro X. So we want to use Snapz Pro X videos with Final Cut Pro. A question that you might ask is which video compressor is the best in making video tutorials. H.264 is a favorite compression choice for Mac users because QuickTime 7 supports it at default. So should we compress source videos with H.264? Wait… They say H.264 is a delivery codec. A delivery codec… What do they mean by that? Is H.264 really a delivery codec in the first place? Or if it is, should we use DV instead to compress source videos and edit them with Final Cut Pro?

In the 5th tutorial of the Final Cut Pro 6 video tutorial series, using Ambrosia’s Snapz Pro X, we first screen-capture desktop action for several seconds in real time. We then import this video clip to Final Cut Pro to figure out what is the best way of using Snapz Pro X video.

Keywords: Movie, Movie Settings, Fraterate, Compression Settings, DV, H.264 Delivery Codec, Key frame, Single-pass, Multi-pass, Sound Settings, Compressor, None, Sequence Settings, Field Dominance, Item Properties, Format, Export, Sequence, Render Selection, Render All 





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  • Apple Final Cut Pro version: 6.0.2
  • Snapz Pro X version: 2.1.1
  • QuickTime Pro version: 7.4.5
  • VTC version: 1.0
  • Video length: 6 minutes 51 seconds
  • Video file size: 17.4 MB
  • Video format: QuickTime
  • Video compression: H.264
  • Pixel size: 900 x 675
  • Audio effects: Enabled
  • Audio commentary: Enabled




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    Final Cut Pro is a product of Apple, Inc.
    Snapz Pro X is a product of Ambrosia Software, Inc.

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