Final Cut Pro X Basics

A few basics to get you started:

Create an Event (a place for your video project)
File>New>Event

Import Video
File>Import>Media
Select video + Import Media button

Basic tutorials:

Learning Final Cut Pro X (Mr. Walton’s web site)

Final Cut Pro X Tutorial Beginners video (Matthew Pearce)

Final Cut Pro X Tips and Tricks video (Matthew Pearce)

Add Export File Destination
File>Share
>Add Destination
Drag the icon for Export File to the menu on the left
Close the window

To Export
File>Share
Select Export File icon
Click on Settings
Set Video Codec to H.264
1280 X 720 resolution
Click Next
Save to your Desktop or other location

Export Still Image for Thumbnail
Add Still Image Destination
File>Share
>Add Destination
Drag the icon for Save Current Frame to the menu on the left
Close the window

To export your still image
File>Share
Select Save Current Frame icon
Click on Settings
Set to .jpg
Click Next
Save to your Desktop or other location

Back Up Project to External Drive
Moving Final Cut Pro X Project to an External Hard Drive video (UMW NewMedia)

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About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine, Slate.com, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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