Effects and Transitions in Final Cut Pro 7

Add visual interest to any production with the rich set of effects and visualization tools built into Final Cut Pro 7. Experiment freely and iterate quickly. You’ll see the results of your changes in real time as you work, with no need to stop and wait for rendering.

RT Extreme with Dynamic RT

RT Extreme with Dynamic RT delivers industry-leading real-time performance—with real-time playback of more than 150 effects as well as multiple streams of video used for picture-in-picture effects and multicamera editing.

Enjoy maximum performance on systems ranging from a MacBook to a Mac Pro. Dynamic RT analyzes your system’s capabilities and adjusts video playback quality and frame rate on the fly. If you prefer, you can customize preferences to favor playback quality or frame rate as the video plays back.15 Product Overview Final Cut Studio.

Speed change tools

Change clip speeds with ease from the redesigned Change Speed window, which includes presets to ease in and ease out retimed clips. A new option lets you make speed changes without rippling the sequence, which means that you can experiment freely without affecting the surrounding clips.

You can also now create constant or variable speed changes right in the Timeline. For constant speeds, use the new Speed tool, which adjusts the speed as you drag to shorten or extend a clip. For variable speeds, add keyframes directly in the Timeline and creatively fine-tune playback with click-and-drag controls.

Stunning Alpha transitions

It’s now easier than ever to create dramatic transitions with moving mattes. Apply a matte instantly by choosing one of the beautiful Apple-designed transitions, available through a free download. You can also bring in a third-party transition (sold separately), or create a custom transition using a motion graphics or animation program, such as Motion 4. Quickly see how various options look with your video by dragging animated elements into an effects drop zone.

Nine Apple-designed Alpha transitions, in both SD and HD resolutions, are available for download at no charge at http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/resources. 16 Product Overview Final Cut Studio

Eye-catching animated titles

Motion 4 makes it easy to create dynamic titles for use in Final Cut Pro 7, with a range of new text tools, generators, and behaviors. Motion also includes LiveFonts, in which every character of the font is a separate animated movie.

Use Motion master templates to update content such as video clips, titles, and lower thirds right in Final Cut Pro, while preserving the underlying motion graphics. The templates include video drop zones and editable text fields that let you rapidly create multiple versions.

Dramatic filters and effects

Make your project memorable by choosing from more than 150 real-time capable filters and effects, many of which use high-resolution 32-bit float image processing to produce stunning, film-quality results.

Then extend your repertoire even further by bringing in third-party filters based on the FxPlug standard—the same format used to produce the extraordinary real-time effects in Motion. Dozens of leading developers support the FxPlug standard to offer hundreds of real-time GPU-accelerated plug-ins at 32-bit float quality.

Real-time color correction

Final Cut Pro includes a comprehensive set of real-time color correction tools, includ­ing primary and secondary color correctors; image control filters; broadcast-safe filters; tools for matte and key operations as well as luma and chroma range checking; real-time scopes and monitors; and a frame viewer for comparing your shots.

Stunning Alpha transitions

It’s now easier than ever to create dramatic transitions with moving mattes. Apply a matte instantly by choosing one of the beautiful Apple-designed transitions, available through a free download. You can also bring in a third-party transition (sold separately), or create a custom transition using a motion graphics or animation program, such as Motion 4. Quickly see how various options look with your video by dragging animated elements into an effects drop zone.

Nine Apple-designed Alpha transitions, in both SD and HD resolutions, are available for download at no charge at http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/resources. 16 Product Overview Final Cut Studio .

SmoothCam

Smooth out shaky scenes without altering zooms, pans, dollies, and other standard camera movements. The SmoothCam feature uses sophisticated optical flow technology to analyze and adjust your problem shots. Because SmoothCam works in the back­ground, you can edit other material while it analyzes the shaky footage. For additional SmoothCam and retiming refinements, you can send clips to Motion.

Digital Cinema Desktop

Preview a digital cut of your HD video full screen—complete with real-time effects—using Digital Cinema Desktop. Evaluate your edit full screen on a single display. Or use a second display, such as an Apple LED Cinema Display, for video output. Even if you’re working on a MacBook, you can view your video full screen or create an impressive screening for your clients with a second high-resolution display or projector.

 


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