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Final Cut Pro is the only nonlinear editing tool available that supports the entire range of editing formats. Jerry Hofmann on Final Cut Pro is broken up into a collection of hands-on seminars that focus on teaching a specific aspect of Final Cut Pro. Dealing with version 4, each seminar begins with a lesson that covers the concepts and techniques contained in that seminar. Hofmann then guides the reader step-by-step by applying those concepts and techniques to edit an award winning short film, The Midnight Sun. With this book, users will learn to convert footage from many different sources, manage their footage, edit the content, adjust sound, and output to different sources. If the reader chooses to work through the book cover-to-cover, they will put together an entire short film that includes basic editing, audio, compositing, and various effects. However, if readers just wishes to learn a specific aspect of Final Cut Pro, they will be able to go right to the seminar that covers it, open the source files from the DVD, and pick it right up..
Final Cut Pro 4 Editing Essentials
by Tom Wolsky
Final Cut Pro 4 Editing Essentials complements Apple's software documentation with a series of tutorials that teach readers the rudiments of editing with Final Cut Pro 4. All of the necessary materials, including raw video footage and sequences, detailed instructions, tips, and principles taught in film schools, guide the reader to a working knowledge of the art and techniques of editing.
Tom Wolsky worked in film production and editing for many years for the BBC and ABC News. He now runs his own production studio and teaches at Mendocino High School and the Digital Media Academy.
Editing with Final Cut Pro 4 : An Intermediate Guide to Setup and Editing Workflow
by Charles Roberts (Author)
Whether you've mastered the basics of Final Cut Pro and want to take your skills to the next level, or if you're a video editor new to Final Cut Pro and looking to put your own system together, this book is for you. Written by "chawla," a Final Cut Pro guru and veteran moderator on 2-Pop/Creative Cow, this book covers the interface basics and workflow but goes beyond to address intermediate techniques and timesaving tips for professional results. Roberts does not assume you have an IT staff on hand and therefore goes into crucial issues of set up, configuration, consumer advice on hardware purchasing, and troubleshooting. Equally valuable is coverage of working with formats such as standard definition, uncompressed, and FireWire DV.
* An intermediate-level book designed to meet the needs of editors coming from other editing systems
as well as newer Final Cut Pro editors ready to take the next step in editing technique and in hardware upgrade
* Explores Final Cut Pro's functionality from every angle, from drag-and-drop mouse use to speedy, old-school keyboard-only, showing multiple methods to accomplish each task, and when to use each
* Covers requirements and jargon-free specifications for working with popular formats such as FireWire DV and the increasingly affordable standard definition uncompressed; written for those looking to upgrade
Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro
by Kevin Monahan (Author)
Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer depth of Apple's mammoth video editing software Final Cut Pro? In Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro, video effects expert and instructor Kevin Monahan helps narrow your focus by tackling the software purely from the perspective of its motion graphics and special effects capabilities. His style is passionate yet approachable, and he provides plenty of hands-on tutorials to get you started actually using the software. Along the way, you'll learn the most essential and efficient concepts and techniquesmany undocumented elsewhere. A DVD with trial plug-ins, sample project files, and QuickTime movies accompanies this richly illustrated, four-color book--required reading for anyone interested in creating spectacular effects and motion graphics with Final Cut Pro.
Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 4
by Diana Weynand
If you're ready to get serious about editing video, you'll want Final Cut Pro, and this self-paced, Apple-authorized guide is the best place to start learning it. In Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 4, master teacher Diana Weynand delivers a comprehensive course on Apple's high-end video editing software. Each chapter represents a complete lesson in some aspect of Final Cut Pro-with a project for you to complete, a review section to test your knowledge, and bonus exercises to reinforce the lessons.
After getting acquainted with the software's interface, you'll dive into chapters on marking and editing, inserting and adjusting edits, working with clips on the timeline, and more before moving on to advanced topics like creating transitions and motion effects, and filter and rendering options. All of Final Cut Pro 4's powerful new features are covered, including real-time color correction and effects, video signal analysis, and improved previews. The accompanying DVD includes all of the lesson files and materials needed to complete the book's projects.
Apple Pro Training Series: Advanced Editing and Finishing Techniques in Final Cut Pro 4
by Ramy Katrib
Final Cut Pro is a serious tool for serious (usually professional) editors-which means that if you're like most users, you already know the software's interface, are well-versed in editing basics, and are interested in just one thing: going as deep as possible with the software's tools and features. This is the book for you. In Apple Pro Training Series: Advanced Editing and Finishing Techniques in Final Cut Pro 4, noted documentary producer Ramy Katrib and his post-production and training company, DigtalFilm Tree, provide step-by-step instruction in all of the tasks real filmmakers are most interested in: using Mattes and filter effects, creating different "film looks," achieving complex transitions, working with video scopes, adjusting contrast, balancing color and luminance, and more. Each chapter in this self-paced, Apple-authorized guide represents a self-contained lesson-with a project to complete, a review section, and bonus exercises to reinforce what you've learned. The accompanying DVD includes lesson files and all the materials you'll need to complete the book's projects for a comprehensive course in Final Cut Pro.
Final Cut Pro 4 On the Spot : Timesaving Tips and Shortcuts from the Pros
by Richard Harrington (Author), Abba Shapiro (Author)
Final Cut Pro 4 On the Spot delivers immediate solutions to the reader. Packed with over 300 techniques, this book gets readers up to speed efficiently by providing them with access to the specific information they need, when they need to know it. All of the essential methods that professional editors use are clearly and concisely detailed and illustrated. Experienced editors find the book sufficiently comprehensive to orient themselves to version 4 of the application, and novices find an invaluable reference filled with techniques to improve their efficiency and creativity.
Through demonstration projects, entry-level editors and Final Cut users learn editing principles and how to realize them with Final Cut Pro 3. The book teaches readers how to edit using FCP with the same tips and principles given in film schools. The companion CDROM contains all of the necessary materials, including raw footage and sequences the reader needs to gain a working knowledge of FCP. Read review at the COW.
Final Cut Pro 2 for FireWire DV Editing includes a buying guide that explains what you may need--and what you likely won't. The book also thoroughly explains how to utilize the Final Cut pro tool for your own purpose--to turn out a great project. His book is the only Final Cut Pro guide that illustrates, comprehensively, how to set up your entire editing project in order to suit your needs. The book is organized as a step-by-step guide that follows the course of your project as it progresses. Read review at the COW.
With Final Cut Pro fast becoming the de facto standard for professional video editing, it's easy to believe the software is too "high-end" for beginners. But this isn't the case--Final Cut Pro is the ideal tool for novices and students, if you have the right teacher. Enter Final Cut Pro for Beginners. Read review at the COW.
Final Cut Pro 3 for Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide introduces video producers to the comprehensive set of tools available in Final Cut Pro. Step-by-step instructions lead readers through the basics and quickly into more advanced projects in video editing. All the important features of Apple's newest application are covered in detail.
Final Cut Pro makes it possible to achieve totally professional film and video editing results on the desktop -- but it can't teach you how to edit film. This book lets you look over the shoulder of a professional film editor while he uses Final Cut Pro to create and complete high-quality video projects.
Full-color guide to Final Cut Pro. Contains a full color, landscape layout with plenty of illustrations and screen shots to help you visualize important concepts and activities. Demonstrates how to export video for broadcast, DVD, and Web distribution. Includes a DVD with the film used in the examples throughout the book. Read review at the COW.
With its focus on the essentials of integrating nonlinear editing with film, Editing Digital Film is an excellent resource for video editors wishing to edit films, and for film editors wishing to learn how films are integrated into nonlinear systems. With coverage the film cutting process, post production methods, telecine, matchback editing, HDTV, 24P, cutting DV, and all necessary tools to get the job done, this is the perfect guide for those interested in editing digital film.
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