1. Double-click the Craft of the Cut disc image to mount it, and launch Final Cut Pro. Select the Setting Up
the Story Collection in the Event Library and search for Scene 3 Slate 13 Take 2.
2. Control-click Scene 3 Slate 13 Take 2 in the Event Browser and choose Open in Timeline. The clip opens
in the Timeline as a video clip with a connected audio clip below it.
3. Position the playhead at 37 seconds in the Timeline. In the Viewer, you can see the microphone promin-
ently in the frame.
4. Select the video clip in the Timeline and click the Crop button below the Viewer or press Shift+C to dis-
play the on-screen controls.
5. Choose Crop from the on-screen buttons in the Viewer. Four blue handles appear on each corner of the
frame, which you can use to reframe the image.
6. Click and hold on the top, left handle and slowly drag it down. As you drag, a rectangular border over the
image shows you the new framing of the shot. Position the border so that the top horizontal edge sits just
below the boom mike (see Figure 14.3).
7. Click Done to apply the crop. The cropped area scales up to fill the frame.
When creating any kind of effect that calls for the image to be scaled up, take care not to zoom in too much, be-
cause excessive scaling can cause image degradation and blurry pictures. As with the Transform effect, trim-
ming and cropping also can be performed using sliders inside the Inspector.
Figure 14.3 Cropping out a microphone in the Viewer.
Creating the Ken Burns effect
The Ken Burns effect is a popular technique used to add movement to static images by slowly panning and
zooming over them. This effect generally is used in documentaries and can be achieved very easily right inside
Final Cut Pro.