Slideshows in Final cut?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Sir Henrik, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. Sir Henrik macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2006
    Where do I find good instructions on how to work with stills in FCP?
    I want to make really professional lookin slideshows, with good control of transistions and panning.
    In the manual there is very little on the subject. I bought the "bible" of Final Cut Pro...not much there either...Is there a DVD course maybe that treat this more than just in parenthesis. Anything on the net? All suggestions much appreciated.

    Just started working in FCP 4.5. Use a PowerBook5.8 G4 15" RAM 1GB,
    Scratchdisk Maxtor 300GB
  2. Wince99 macrumors newbie


    Oct 31, 2005
    I don't know for books, but you can just drag your pictures on the timeline and then double-click on it to adjust paning/zooming/timing. You can then add any transition as you would for any clip.

    Hope that helps,
  3. rjphoto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2005
    Hey Mods, can you move this to Digital Video

    I haven't seen anything personally about what you are wanting to do, I just tried the different things Wince99 suggested.

    I do most of my slide shows in iMovie (and now iPhoto thanks to the folks here at Mac Rumors.)

    iPhoto doesn't give you a lot of control over the movement, but so far (8 or 10 slide shows) it has worked fine.

    The most elaborate show I did in FCP had multiple photos flying in from different directions at the same time with drop shadows and cross moves. I used 5 layers to handle the scene. There was one main background image of a baseball pitcher with 3 or 4 other photos flying in and zooming and changing directions.

    I know that doesn't help much. Try making a few different layers and place the photos on them and drag them around to overlap then play with the image size and movement controls.

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