Synopses & Reviews
Rick Young's Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 7 is the ultimate guide to getting up and running with Apple's professional editing software. Full of information relevant to both new users and professionals, this book wastes no time in teaching all the vital knowledge needed to edit your project from start to finish using Final Cut Pro. All the key features and essential techniques are presented in this easy to understand, full-color book. When time is of the essence, less is more. Learn invaluable workflow tips which show you how to tap into the full power of Final Cut Pro, whichever version of the program you are using. All the essential areas are covered: *System Set-up * Capture * Editing * Audio Mixing * Effects * Output * Media * Management, and more
This latest edition also features new sections specific to Final Cut Pro 7, including expanded ProRes support, improved markers, global transitions, alpha transitions, automatic transfer of file-based media to hard drive, and easy export to DVD, Blu-Ray, iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. Praised by industry professionals, educators, and independent filmmakers, the Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro has earned a solid reputation as being the absolute best book on the market for those wishing to get up to speed with Final Cut Pro quickly.
* Save time by learning all you need to know to edit in FCP in hours
* Concise full-color coverage suitable for all OSX versions of FCP
* Step-by-step direction and informative graphics allow you to begin to harness the full power of FCP
"Short, clear and to the point... It will get you up and running on FCP in short order." - Ken Stone, www.kenstone.net "Compared to the 800 page tomes I usually find, there is not much that Rick Young does not cover...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, www.worldfilmsandtravel.com
The ultimate guide to getting up and running with Apple's professional editing software, this resource is full of information relevant to both new users and professionals. This book wastes no time in teaching all the vital knowledge needed to edit a project from start to finish using Final Cut Pro.
A fresh alternative to software bibles
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, Rick has attended numerous UK and US exhibitions, is a liaison to the US FCP user groups, and author of the best-selling, The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 6
Table of Contents
Getting Started, The Interface, Capture, Organizing your Footage, Editing, Rendering, Media Management, Effects, Audio, Output, HDV