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Iain Anderson on Sun, August 28th 0 comments
If you use FCP X and want to make professional-looking movie trailers, don't dismiss using the free iMovie. Here's how to start a trailer in iMovie then give it some polish in Final Cut Pro X.
Many different kinds of trailers can be used as a starting point

So what are Trailers anyway? 

Getting iPhone shots into your trailer is easy

Starting on iOS, then moving to Mac 

Share, share away — it’ll appear on your Mac shortly
The Shot List could be a handy way to make sure you’ve got all the shots you need

Starting on Mac

Two simple commands in the File menu

Moving from iMovie to FCP X 

The iMovie project as it appears in FCP X
Replace from Start is the magic command you probably want, but you can Replace from End or use Auditions if you prefer

Adding clips in FCP X 

Dragging on a clip with the Trim tool shifts both the In and Out points by the same number of frames
Drag a light leak clip above, then use Screen, Overlay or perhaps Multiply to add flair

Refining in FCP X

Haven’t you always wanted your name in lights?


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