Synopses & Reviews
If you've been avoiding high-definition video because in order to edit it, you would have had to purchase a secondary card (not to mention an HD TV to view it on), you can finally hop on the HD bandwagon. With Final Cut Pro HD, you can now import, edit, and export HD video over FireWire--no extra hardware or media conversion required! Knowing you won't want to waste a second getting up to speed on it, video pro Lisa Brenneis has completely updated her best-selling guide on the topic. In this task-based guide, step-by-step instructions combine with loads of visual aids and time-saving tips to move you quickly through Final Cut Pro basics and on to more advanced topics like creating transitions and motion effects, and filter and rendering options. In the process, you'll learn about all of the program's most important features, including those new to HD: real-time color correction, the ability to toggle between full-resolution, high-quality playback or preview mode, and more!
This newly updated guide from Lisa Brenneis, an undisputed master of the digital video medium, provides task-based, step-by-step instructions along with loads of visuals and time-saving tips that will help busy readers quickly find what they need to know about Final Cut Pro. Topics covered include essential editing operations and media-management strategies, transitions and motion effects, filters, rendering options, and more. This must-have reference also addresses features new to version 5: including higher quality effects, RT Extreme with Dynamic RT, closer integration with Apple's other creative tools and more.
About the Author
Lisa Brenneis wrote the four best-selling previous editions of this guide. Her production credits range from interactive digital media to educational films, animation to live action, and documentary to poetic fantasy. Her clients have included Disney, MCA/Universal, the Getty Museum, the Library of Congress, the International Olympic Committee, and Mattel.
Table of Contents
1. Welcome to Final Cut Pro.
2. Installing and Setting Up.
3. Presets and Preferences.
4. Projects,Sequences,and Clips.
5. Capturing Video.
6. Importing Digital Media.
7. Organizing Clips in the Browser.
8. Working with Clips in the Viewer.
9. Basic Editing.
10. Editing in the Timeline and the Canvas.
11. Fine Cut. Trimming Edits.
12. Audio Tools and Techniques.
13. Creating Transitions.
14. Compositing and Effects Overview.
16. Filters and Compositing.
17. Titles and Generators.
18. Real Time and Rendering.
19. Creating Final Output.
20. Managing Complex Projects.
Appendix A. Online Resources.
Appendix B. Keyboard Shortcuts.