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Newly updated for Final Cut Pro 7, this Visual QuickPro Guide is hands-down one of the most sought out books on Apple's non-linear editing system. An undisputed master of the digital video medium, Lisa Brenneis once again demystifies the complexities of the program with her straightforward approach that uses tasked-based, step-by-step instructions and loads of visuals and time-saving tips. Busy professionals and newcomers alike will appreciate that they can quickly find and learn tasks specific to their needs, benefiting from the award-winning Visual QuickPro style. Topics covered include essential editing tasks and media-management strategies, transitions, effects and filters, rendering options, and much more. It includes coverage of new features such as the new speed tools, iChat theater support, and additional export options via the new Share menu, for delivering content to multiple devices including iPhone, iPod, and MobileMe. This is a must-have reference for anyone wanting to learn to use Final Cut Pro, whether they are new to the program or are upgrading.

Book News Annotation:

This tutorial/reference is for intermediate to advanced Mac users with some basic knowledge of video editing terms and procedures. Visual learners will appreciate the book's b&w screenshots illustrating step-by-step directions for specific tasks and its "anatomy" screenshots introducing major program windows. Coverage progresses from installation and set up to capturing video, importing digital media, and working with clips in the browser and the viewer. Editing tools and special are covered, and the final section of the book offers guidelines for creating final output and managing complex projects. Brenneis has written other books on digital media software. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Lisa Brenneis is the author of all previous editions of this best-selling reference to Final Cut Pro, as well as all editions of Final Cut Express: Visual QuickStart Guide. Her production credits range from educational films cut on 16mm film to interactive digital media developed for cutting-edge formats that no one can play anymore.

She’s worked on video games, documentaries, museum exhibits, music videos, and laser light shows. Her clients have included Disney, MCA/Universal, the Getty Museum, the Library of Congress, the International Olympic Committee, and Mattel, among others. Lisa’s video documentary, Eat at Bill’s: Life in the Monterey Market, has been selected for the 2009 American Documentary Showcase and is airing as part of the PBS series “Natural Heroes.”

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Welcome to Final Cut Pro

Chapter 2: Installing and Setting Up

Chapter 3: Presets and Preferences

Chapter 4: Projects, Sequences, and Clips

Chapter 5: Capturing Video

Chapter 6: Importing Digital Media

Chapter 7: Organizing Clips in the Browser

Chapter 8: Working with Clips in the Viewer

Chapter 9: Basic Editing

Chapter 10: Editing in the Timeline and the Canvas

Chapter 11: Fine Cut: Trimming Edits

Chapter 12: Audio Tools and Techniques

Chapter 13: Creating Transitions

Chapter 14: Compositing and Effects Overview

Chapter 15: Motion Effects

Chapter 16: Filters and Compositing

Chapter 17: Titles and Generators

Chapter 18: Real Time and Rendering

Chapter 19: Creating Final Output

Chapter 20: Managing Complex Projects

Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts


Product Details

Brenneis, Lisa
Peachpit Press
Interactive multimedia
Interactive Media
Computers-Reference - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Visual QuickPro Guides
Publication Date:
September 2009
Grade Level:
9.04x7.06x1.32 in. 2.30 lbs.

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