For those of you looking to finish your stop motion animations in Final Cut, here are some basics you'll need to know.
Always make sure your "Tool Palette" is open.
You can find this by clicking> Window>Tool Palette. Here you'll find your pointer, razor, and pen tools to cut, move, and establish fade ins and outs.
In the actual timeline, you can place image and sound. Image is placed on the top half and is blue. Sound is placed on the bottom half and is green.
The default for Final Cut is to link the two together. You want to unlink these so you can ad your own sound in. You do this by clicking the linked selection button in the upper right hand corner of the timeline.
The button should look like the number 8 inside of a square.
When bringing new images or sound into Final Cut, click>File>Import>File> then select your video, image, or sound. From the bin, you can then click and drag your media onto the timeline to edit.
Once you are finished editing, you will want to export your media into one quicktime file. You can do this by clicking>File>export>Quicktime Movie. Make sure when exporting you are clicked on "Sequence 1" in your browser,
and all of the media is selected in your timeline. You can achieve this by clicking the timeline and hitting command/apple/A. All of your media should become highlighted.
You will be taken to this window:
Make sure you title your project and save it to the appropriate folder and your settings match the one shown here.
You should be set to go!
Remember, the lab is open all day Friday until 11pm and Saturday until 8pm.
Let me know if you have questions!