Final Cut Pro 6 - How You Can Use the Viewer

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How You Can Use the Viewer

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Opening a Clip in the Viewer

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Learning About the Viewer

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Tabs in the Viewer

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Transport Controls

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Playhead Controls

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Marking Controls

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Zoom and View Pop-Up Menus

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Playhead Sync Pop-Up Menu

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Recent Clips and Generator Pop-Up Menus

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How You Can Use the Viewer

The Viewer is extremely versatile. You can use the Viewer to:

 Define In and Out edit points for clips before editing them into a sequence
 Adjust audio levels and panning in the Audio tab
 Open clips within sequences to adjust durations, In and Out points, and filter parameters

Note: Changes you make to a clip opened from a sequence are applied to the clip
only in that sequence. If you make changes to a clip opened from the Browser, the
changes appear only in the clip in the Browser.

 Add filters to clips and adjust filters applied to clips
 Adjust the motion parameters of clips to modify or animate such parameters as scale,

rotation, cropping, and opacity

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Part II

Learning About the Final Cut Pro Interface

 Adjust generator clip controls

Generators are special clips that can be generated by Final Cut Pro, so they don’t
require source media. Final Cut Pro has generators that create color mattes, text of
different types, gradients, color bars, and white noise. For more information, see
Volume III, Chapter 21, “Using Generator Clips.”

 Open a transition, such as a dissolve or a wipe, from an edited sequence for

detailed editing

For more information, see Volume II, Chapter 21, “Adding Transitions.”

Before you can work in the Viewer, it must be the currently selected, or active, window.
Otherwise, any commands or keyboard shortcuts you use may perform the wrong
operations. To display the Viewer (if it’s not open already), you must open a clip from
the Browser or the Timeline (see the next section, “