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Review of Settings Demonstration
From April 22, 2003 Meeting

BEFORE you change any settings, it is best to make a screen shot of your current settings. This way, you can return them to what they were after you are through exploring.
... Tutorial: How to Make Screen Shots of Your Current Settings for Easy Reference
For review of FCP interface:
NEXT, click these links and watch Free online tutorials:
1) AtomicLearning: Beginner's FCP Overview, plus: From the iMovie User's Perspective
2) Click here, then click link to "Introduction" to FCP4 interface which is very similar to FCP3: http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/quicktour/
3) Kevin 'Telly' Monahan, November 5, 2001: The Browser: The Organizing Brain of FCP
4) Ripple Training.com, how to use the find command to change clip information globally in the browser. Click here, then scroll down to bottom of page and click link to Browser Control (quicktime movie 2.4Mb) :
5) If you find you use a menu command three times a day or more, you can save time by learning the keyboard short cut. Loren S. Miller: Keys to Speed - FCP Keyboard Shortcuts
THEN, after doing above tutorials, many users find it helpful to open FCP and walk through the steps on these pages:
Brenneis, p. 1-40, 46-83, 86-87 (we still need to cover material you can find on p. 41-45, 80-85, 88-89)
a) relationship between Browser-Viewer and Canvas-Timeline windows
b) you must always match: source-capture-sequence settings
1-for source settings, refer to your mini-DV camcorder settings
2-for capture settings in OS X, refer to menu:
     Final Cut Pro>Preferences>Audio/Video Settings...> Capture Presets
and click Duplicate to see details, then click Cancel to avoid actually making a duplicate
3-for sequence settings in OS X, refer to menu:
     Final Cut Pro>Preferences>Audio/Video Settings...>Sequence Presets
and click Duplicate to see details, then click Cancel to avoid actually making a duplicate

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