6 If you want to make any changes to the project’s video or audio properties, select Custom and use the pop-up menus. Unless you have a specific requirement for the project you’re creating, it’s best to leave “Set automatically based on first video clip” selected. 7 Click OK. The new project appears in the Project Library with the name you gave it in step 2.
You can now add clips from the Event Browser and begin to edit your project in other ways, adding titles, special effects, background music, sound effects, and more. You can change a project’s name, default event, and project properties at any time. See Modify a project’s name and properties on page 83 for more information.
Preview and open a project
If you want to see the contents of a project, you can preview the project before opening it. Preview a project 1 If the Project Library is not already open, click the Project Library button at the bottom-left corner of the Final Cut Pro main window.
2 Select a project in the Project Library. 3 To preview a project in the Viewer, select it and do one of the following: ••
To skim the project: Move the pointer over the filmstrip (to the right of the project’s name).
To play the project from the skimmer (the pink vertical line): Press the Space bar; press it again to stop playing the project.
Open a project 1 Open the Project Library. 2 Locate the project you want to open and double-click it.
Chapter 7 Create and manage projects