Final Cut Pro X Tutorial | 10 Life Hacks and great features

okay everything is ready ah what’s good guys my name is alek nikita and you’re watching no limits on the channel about a privilege of being a freelancer so the last week i had a video about 10 tips hidden tips and final cut pro x and today i have decided to give you more tips another 10 tips that will help you out using final cut pro x and they will kind of ease up your workflow and you’ll have some fun or maybe some you know benefits watching this video so stay tuned okay guys in the previous video i didn’t show a single effect or workflow stuff about audio and here is an audio from my video it’s in russian by the way and we can hear that the sound is pretty rich and bassy and very nice so here are my three effects you can find them here in the effects tab and you can simply you know type in the names of it so the first one is being channel equalizer so here is the settings uh this is the base part the middle part and the high part high frequencies so you can copy this one to your project also the compressor that kind of makes your sound more dense so here is the settings for my compressor you can also copy this to your project and here’s the adaptive limiter which doesn’t allow my sound to be distorted it kind of limits it cuts the you know the peaks that are very loud and here’s the limiter settings i found these three effects to be the most useful and the most kind of reliable thing and i kind of tweak a

little bit from time to time from video to video from the environment to another environment especially in this channel equalizer somewhere around the base for instance here i have a pretty bassy sound because the my voice reflects from the wall right here in front of me so it will be a little more bassy so i’ll cut out a little bit of this bass and if we hear this without it so no effects turned on [Music] so the sound becomes more punchy more dense and more kind of bassy and i like it a lot so guys use those settings to improve your sound quality right here in final cut pro x i’m not a guru in sound of course but still it’s working pretty nice and i enjoyed the results okay guys now we’re moving on to the color correction and color grading tabs so we hit command 6 to open up the color corrections but this is the base grade color correction so we can see it and we have to do something like so color board yeah not the base grade like color board tab and here when we pull the highlights it also takes a part of the mid tones when we put the mid tones it also affects the shadows and the highlights and my light is dead okay guys i got my lights back so we are here so when we pull the shadows tab it also affects the mid tone so it’s not very efficient when we add the hue not the color curves we have here the luma curve the red green and blue curves so here we can make for instance with this picker we can do some like this part of the image and it represents right here and we

can pull this up or down also we can pick the i don’t know skin tones like so and also pull only this part up or down or just the highest highest highest you know highlights or the lowest shadows and will be affecting but you know you shouldn’t do so because it’s too extreme it’s just subtle movements something like very very subtle also you can pull let me switch to the color graded thing also you can go to color curves and here we can do like for instance the blue we can pick this part because it’s you know too blue for me for instance and we can pull down the blue color and you can see that the blue is being reduced and also we can make this mix tab working like we want 50 of this effect or 100 percent so you can see that we before and after it’s much more you know popping out of this and also we have here the hue saturation curves it’s a pretty powerful you know tool for color grading and color correction so here we can change the hue for instance we can choose this part of the beard it’s a little magenta so we can you know wait for some time while my computer is downloading this part and we can see like right here and also we can change the range from here to here for instance and we can change the hue of his beard so we almost reduced the magenta or we can enhance the magenta and you can do it with any color by the way this is s lock 2 from my sony a not a fs7 which is 10 bit 4k so we can push and pull the image you know pretty badly also here we have the hue versus saturation so we can lower the saturation

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of this cyan part for instance let’s load it up and also we can pull it down so we lower the saturation of this range or we can pull this up or make the range a little smaller only the cyan part and pull it down so it’s not that saturated also hue versus luma uh we can set this range and change the luma values so the brightness of this part for instance we can pull down some from it so it can become brighter or darker also luma versus saturation so the brightest part for instance we want that to be the less saturated for instance his skin which just simply pick with the picker his skin part and we can lower this down so it will be less saturated or we can be more saturated saturation versus saturation is kind of a you know weird thing do not really pay attention to this one and pink versus saturation we can just check his skin like so and we can pull it up or down so right now we have the orange one when we pull this up it becomes orange obviously when we pull this down it has less orange in it so for making skin tones pop this is a great great tool so here we have the color curves and the hue saturation curves which are i guess the best tools for color correcting and color grading and dialing in those small amounts of color or taking out some small amounts of color you know making some subtle movements and getting the best result possible right here inside the final cut pro x with no plugins or something it’s just the built-in tools the next thing we’re going to talk about is keyframes it’s one of the key i’m sorry for those key key things one of the key features of any nle so you can change the movement inside of your

frame after you shot it so we select the shot we want we go here to this tab to transform and we go right here we set the keyframe in the beginning of the video because that’s what i want to and then we go somewhere to the end we select the clip we don’t forget about it and we set like i don’t know 110 and when we scroll through we see that it slowly pushes in we can do it vice versa so we can undo the keyframe we can start from 180 for instance and we can go right here by the way we have to set the keyframe right here and we go back here and we set 100 and it will be in reverse but i prefer to make it uh push in in the beginning of my video so i engage the viewer more with this slow pushing it’s not even noticeable at the first glance but it’s really kind of you know gets you the viewer into the video and also there is a third way of making the keyframe you can go here to transform you can set the your keyframe right here then we go somewhere we want to and we just upscale and we move it to the side for instance but be careful the border is here so we don’t want to make the border appear in the video itself and when we scroll through the footage we see that it has a scale in and also a move to the right and it’s enormously great great tool it has a you know limitless amount of things that you can do with keyframes so i prefer to use keyframes not that much because i enjoy just pushing ends and push outs but still you can rotate you can distort your footage you can i don’t know you can do so many things with it so just learn something else and some more things about keyframing in the previous video i showed you how to paste attributes or certain effects from one clip to another but right now i’ll show you how to paste everything from one clip to another for instance i

have this clip right here and this clip right here they are identical identical and i want to paste all of the you know luts sharpen effect volume some audio effects uh timing i mean if it’s slowed down it will be slowed down in this part and so on so everything about this clip will be in this one so we hit command c to copy all of the effects and then we hit option or alt command v and all of the effects are right here our audio effects our you know video effects everything is just here and if it was for instance you know slow fifty percent i copy this one and then i simply hit alt command v it will be so so so so bad because all of the effects are copied and it’s now at 50 slow so you can for instance slow down one clip in your you know timeline and uh without the effects and you can simply hit alt command v to the other clips that you want to slow down for the same amount so and one more interesting thing about this is command shift x this pulls out the window which is called remove attributes so we can select certain attributes like for instance sharpen effect if i don’t like the sharpness of my video it’s like too much i can remove this from here and you can select command a and then you hit command shift x and you can remove you select what you want and you can remove sharpen effect from the whole video throughout all the small parts of it i hit remove and when i see every single video every single clip there is nothing but the rest effects but no sharpen and if i go back hit command z you can see that it’s right here it’s still here so this thing is very helpful because imagine when you hit each clip and you select sharpen and you delete this one and then you hit this one and you select sharpen which is not here you select sharpen and you delete it here it’s just so time consuming so use this feature so guys the next thing is all about the letter t on your keyboard when you select a clip for instance this one and you hit

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command t it makes a cross dissolve transition also you can shrink it down or do it like so it’s a very you know commonly used transition and i use it a lot when it’s shrinked down when i have some you know panning and whipping shots i simply have a shot that’s whipping around and the next shot is whipping from the same side and when i want those shots to kind of match you know not that hard of a cut i just simply add command t the cross dissolve i shrink it down and it’s working and the second tip with the letter t is the basic title so i hit ctrl t and here is the basic title it’s much more efficient than going to here to titles then to find the basic title right here and to drag it right here it’s just time consuming so you simply hit ctrl t and you use your basic title this title i use the most in my videos i can hit them command t to make it appear like so or something so it’s a very convenient way of using the transition the cross dissolve and the title the basic one with the letter t command t ctrl t the next thing i want to talk about is compound clip so here i have four different pictures kind of picture-in-picture modes they’re all the same and identical and i don’t even know why i would do so in the real life but when we select all of them and we hit option or alt and g we make the compound clip so we can name it like so this is the event i want this to be in i hit ok and here it is it’s all stacked into one simple clip and we can shrink it down but we cannot kind of shrink it out of the way and when we double click we can make some adjustments we can you know make something bigger smaller and if we go back this change will still be right here it’s a very useful thing let me just undo this it’s a very very useful thing when you you want to stack some

shots together when you’re kind of working with the logos or you know with some different picture-in-picture style things just a very handy feature and i use it a lot almost in every single project i do okay the next thing is option key when you’re using the transform tool when you simply drag this thing it just you know upscales the whole picture but when you hit alt and you hold it or option key and you drag it you see it saves the proportions and it just up scales the two sides that you want to be upscaled it’s a very useful feature just a small one but you know very handy i use it a lot okay and we’re getting back to our sound features and right now we can see that if we pull the sound bar with our mouse it gets you know very fast very loud very low you know very not loud i forgot the word they required but when we hit command the increments become more useful let me say so i make the same amount of movement with my mouth and mouse and my mouth also and you can see that right now it’s very fast but when i hit command it’s just way way slower or you can go here to the sound tab and just dial in -10 db by hand manually so it’s a great feature to know okay guys and the last thing for today’s video is also about sound so when you have your arrow right here on your sound bar you can hit option or alt hit like so and then hit like so it will be a smooth transition or you can make it even like one two and this section will be easily workable so it’s kind of a key frame for your sound or you can make it with your r key you hit r it says range also you can select this here range selection you select this part and inside of this

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selection you simply drag your sound like so so right now we have more even sound and if we zoom in a little bit we can see that we can pull and drag those keyframes so to kind of tweak it a little bit and hitting the command key to make some subtle adjustments in terms of the volume so it’s a very handy and nice work with your sound okay guys these are my 10 tips about final cut pro x editing and also i’ve got 10 more in this video so in total i have 20 tips let me say pro tips for you guys to ease up and to speed up your workflow in final cut pro x i hope this video was helpful and if it was please hit the like and subscribe buttons right here because i do appreciate it and it really helps with the algorithms algorithms of youtube guys and we’re moving on to the quote of the episode it’s a pretty complicated one so read this all out it is better to go to the goal with the speed of a turtle than to come up with an excuse for why you’re standing still with a speed of light or at the speed of light so no excuses guys just going towards our goals and to our aims as well so guys this was electric kitchen and no limits on thank you so much for watching and see you in my next guys take care bye you

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