Using Place Holders in Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro X has some amazing features in terms of editing workflow. One particular feature, is the ability to create customized Place Holders.
These Place Holders can work as a storyboard for your scripted story. If your project is already scripted out, you can create placeholders that represent the footage required for your project.
Check out this tutorial on how to use Place Holders within Final Cut Pro X.
Final Cut Pro X has a great feature for creating a storyboard.
The basic idea here is to edit a placeholder into the timeline and then cut it up into pieces based on your script or dialogue track.
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The placeholder is found within the Browser window by clicking on the generator's button.
It is located within the elements category.
Drag the placeholder to a new project.
Then specify a project setting that matches the majority of your video content.
Okay, now I'm going to find my voice over track in the event library.
You can connect it to the primary storyline using the Q key.
Trim the placeholder to match the duration of your voice over track.
Now make sure the playhead indicator is back at the front of the timeline.
Next, as play through the timeline, and use the keyboard shortcut command B to break the placeholder into pieces.
"Are you looking for Relaxation?"
"Do you need a break from the every day?"
"Then come to beautiful Sunny Jamaica, and the couples all inclusive resort."
"The couples Jamaican resort offers week long all inclusive vacation packages that feature parasailing, diving, local cuisine, sailing lessons.
"Or just relax pool side, or beach side."
Then click on one of the placeholder's in the timeline.
Move over to the generator's tab within the inspector window.
Click on the generator tab to choose the parameters that match the content from your script.
So for this example, I'll choose 2 people at the beach on a sunny day.
You can also add additional details by activating the view notes box.
Then click on the text tab and type your note.
You can also pick from a variety of font presets and then adjust the size.
Now it makes it incredibly easy to go and find the matching content and simply replace each placeholder with the correct clip.
It's that easy!
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