Learn More Contact Now

Some Final Cut Pro Housekeeping

For the new Final Cut Pro user, there are certain potential pitfalls that you could fall victim to when you first start cutting projects. Some of these snares originate in Final Cut Pro, others lie within Mac OSX itself and some arise from user negligence.

igigliory.jpg

Let's say that you have edited your first hour long feature, complete with flashy titles and lots of effects. When you go to render this monster and then walk away to go to Starbucks, if you haven't made the proper adjustments within the Energy Saver in Mac OSX, your drives are susceptible to falling asleep and stopping your render cold in its tracks. So if you have just installed Final Cut Pro or if you've only dealt in small projects so far, you should really go to your System Preferences Panel > go to the light bulb icon labled Energy Saver > uncheck the 'Put the hard disks to sleep when possible' selection > and move the slide for the 'Put the display to sleep when the computer is inactive for' setting to 3hrs Never.

Another thing to keep in mind is that Final Cut Pro will not autosave your work until you name your sequence. So, if you have been working on a project for the past hour and you haven't named your sequence, you're putting all of your hard work in jeapardy. The first thing you should do is name your new project so it can be autosaved.

Check out this article explaining the proper way to set up your project in Final Cut Pro 5.

Receive FREE Tutorials by email:

HANDS-ON COURSES in ORL

ONLINE VIDEO COURSES
    Avid Media Composer Training
  • Enrollment Cost: $50.00
  • 84 Media Composer Lectures
  • Includes Practice Media
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Official Certificate of Completion
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Click to Enroll for 10% off!
    Final cut Pro X Training
  • Enrollment Cost: $20.00
  • 60 Final Cut Pro X Lectures
  • Includes Practice Media
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Official Certificate of Completion
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Click to Enroll

about.this

Windows Power Schemes for Avid Express Pro was the previous entry in this blog.

Apple Switching To Intel Chips is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.