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Dock vs. Sidebar: Which To Use?
By Maria Langer
Dec 3, 2004
Two ways to do the same thing? Not quite. Maria Langer clarifies the confusion and provides some tips for using these two Mac OS X 10.3 Panther features.
Don't Move! How to Add Motion to Your Movies
By Jeff Carlson
Jan 19, 2007
One of the advantages of a small camera is that it easily moves with you. However, when you're shooting, motion can become a character in its own right. Slowly moving across a scene imparts a different feeling than quickly scanning your surroundings, for example. This chapter addresses the most common ways of moving the camera to add motion to your movie, including the number one rule: don't move.
Drag-and-Drop Editing in Final Cut Pro 5
By Diana Weynand
Nov 23, 2005
Final Cut Pro's flexibility allows an editor to work with different styles of editing. There's one time-saving editing style that's easy yet extremely powerful at the same time: drag-and-drop editing. This method involves dragging a clip directly to the Timeline to make an edit. This chapter will help you become familiar with this handy feature.
Editing Action in Final Cut Pro 5
By Michael Wohl
May 19, 2006
This chapter will teach you to edit action sequences in Final Cut Pro 5. Learning to cut action sequences is one of the most basic editing techniques that you'll need to learn to create your own movies. Action doesn't just mean fighting, so even if you don't intend an epic battle between the hero and the villain, you'll still want to read this chapter to find out how to edit these scenes.
Editing and Recording Software Instruments in GarageBand
By Mary Plummer
Aug 11, 2006
In this lesson, you are going to learn editing and recording techniques for building music with Software Instrument regions. You’ll also learn how to change the tempo, record your own beats, and split, join, and change instruments for Software Instrument tracks in the Timeline.
Editing DSLR Video with Final Cut Pro X: Organizing Your Media
By Richard Harrington, Robbie Carman, Abba Shapiro
Feb 8, 2012
Final Cut Pro X has several tools that let you sort, sift, filter, and find the perfect shot. You can use embedded metadata as well as attach powerful keywords to improve your ability to locate the perfect shot. In this chapter you'll learn the many ways to organize your media.
Editing in the Timeline
Jul 17, 2006
Editing with Blade Speed in Final Cut Pro X 10.1
By Brendan Boykin
Mar 26, 2014
The variable speed change applies at least two different playback rates within a single clip. This effect requires dividing the clip into segments, one for each speed rate. Brendan Boykin shows you how in this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.1: Professional Post-Production.
Events and Event Handlers in OS X
By Dan Sydow
Dec 14, 2001
The number of different types of events that can occur in a Mac environment is vast. Your program won't need to watch for, or respond to, every type of event. Instead, you'll define the event types for which your program should watch.
Expanding Your Mac's Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Options
By Anne Zieger
Jul 8, 2005
Because Mac users are largely overlooked when it comes to getting new products from software producers, most of them (happily) missed the Napster fallout. Plenty of safer (and legal) options are now available for Mac peer-to-peer sharing; Anne Zieger covers the possibilities you should be considering.
Exploring the Server App in OS X Server
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Jan 3, 2013
Learn about the various panes available in the Server app, how to enable remote access to the Server app, and how to move the location your server uses to store much of its service data.
Exporting Still Images from Final Cut Pro
By Larry Jordan
Feb 18, 2009
So how do you export a still frame from Final Cut? Tom Wolsky shows you how and also alerts you to a number of gotchas to avoid along the way.
Extend Your Wireless Network and Play Tunes with AirPort Express
By Maria Langer
Jan 27, 2006
With her AirPort Express, Maria Langer has figured out a way to get some phenomenal sound from some of that ancient Mac equipment collecting dust in her living room (along with the more modern stuff, of course).
Extending Your iPod for the Mac
By Matthew David
Feb 18, 2005
Matthew David tells you how you can add more content to your iPod when you are running Mac, how you can extend the content on your iPod with third-party tools, and why you should really be using a Mac for your iPod.
Faxing with Mac OS X Panther
By Maria Langer
Nov 24, 2004
A fax machine is hidden away inside your Macintosh. Whether you want to send faxes or receive them, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther has you covered.
File Management in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
By Maria Langer
Aug 11, 2006
Finder allows you to manage files in Mac OS X. This chapter will help you use Finder to its fullest extent.
Filmmaking 101: Anatomy of a Final Cut Express Project
By Lisa Brenneis
Apr 29, 2008
Before you can make movie magic, it helps to understand how your editing program organizes and manipulates all of those sequences and clips you've been shooting. In this sample chapter from Final Cut Express 4 Visual QuickStart Guide, author Lisa Brenneis shows you how to manage a well-organized project in Final Cut Express.
Filmmaking with Your iPad or iPhone: Prepping the Shoot
By Taz Goldstein
Jan 2, 2013
Preparing for a shoot takes many forms. It might be knowing where to look for a hard-to-find prop. It might be having the right tools mastered for your next location scout. It might be understanding the importance of a release form. It all comes down to this: The more you prepare, the greater your chances for success.
Final Cut Express Presets and Preferences
By Lisa Brenneis
Jul 21, 2006
This chapter explains Easy Setups—FCE's streamlined configuration feature—and then walks you through your preference options in the User Preferences and System Settings windows.
Final Cut Pro 4 Organization and Basic Editing
By Jerry Hofmann
Dec 23, 2003
Digital editing pioneer Jerry Hoffman shows how to get your elements in order and start editing with Final Cut Pro 4.

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