Synopses & Reviews
Software packages are complex. Shouldn't software books make it easier? Simplify your life with The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 5! This short, full-color book lives up to its name by paring down the software to its essentials. It covers only the key features and essential workflow to get you up and running in no time. When time is of the essence, less is more.
With this book you can start cutting immediately, whatever you edit, whatever the format. This is an ideal introduction whether you are a professional moving over to Final Cut Pro from another package or system, a new user, or just someone who wants to get the best results from Final Cut Pro, fast!
* Save time, learn all you need to know to edit professionally with FCP5 in a few hours!
* Concise full-color coverage, written for FCP5 but relevant to all versions
Praise for previous editions:
"Short, clear and to the point... It will get you up and running on FCP in short order."
Ken Stone (www.kenstone.net), Los Angeles FCP user group
"Whether you are a newcomer to Final Cut Pro...or an experienced Final Cut Pro editor, this little book will benefit you hugely. For the newcomer it is so easy to follow and understand and for the professional it will act as a quick refresher course while bringing you up to speed on Final Cut Pro's new features."
step-by-step directions and graphics are so very easy to follow." Steve Douglas, videographer, kenstone.net
"In such a relatively short book as compared to the 800 page tomes I usually find, there is not much that Rick Young does not cover in order to get the new user up and running as soon and as painlessly as possible...what really sets this book apart is how Rick Young's step-by-step directions and graphics are so very easy to follow." Steve Douglas, videographer, kenstone.net
About the Author
Director and Founding Member of the UK Final Cut Pro User Group and an Apple Solutions Expert. A freelance television director and editor with many years of broadcast experience, including work for the BBC, Sky, ITN, CNBC and Reuters. Also a Final Cut Pro Consultant and author of the best-selling, 'The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 4'.
Table of Contents
Getting Started; The Interface; Capture; Organizing your Footage; Editing; Rendering; Media Management; Effects; Audio; Output; Multicam; HDV