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Updated for Final Cut Pro 7 and written for professional video and film editors who know their way around Avid nonlinear systems, this book shows you how to translate your skills to Final Cut Pro quickly and efficiently. Producer, editor, and Apple Certified Trainer Diana Weynand takes you through a comprehensive “translation course” covering all the essential operations, from project set-up and basic editing through transitions and effects, color correcting, compositing, titling, and output. You’ll find detailed feature comparisons, practical conversion tips, and instructions on how to use Final Cut Pro features that aren’t available in Media Composer. You’ll also learn what’s new in Final Cut Pro 7. Packed with handy features, including comparison charts, look-up tables, keyboard shortcuts, and dozens of advanced editing and workflow tips, this book will have you editing with Final Cut Pro in record time. Each chapter represents a complete lesson in a key aspect of Final Cut Pro 7 and includes a review section and list of keyboard shortcuts.
Lesson 1 Projects and Interface
Lesson 2 Translating Basic Editing Skills
Lesson 3 Customizing Your Project
Lesson 4 Trimming Clips
Lesson 5 Capturing and Transferring
Lesson 6 Advanced Editing
Lesson 7 Multicam Editing
Lesson 8 Editing Sound
Lesson 9 Transitions and Effects
Lesson 10 Speed and Motion Effects
Lesson 11 Title Tool and Generators
Lesson 12 Importing and Exporting
Lesson 13 Project Management
Lesson 14 Finishing and Outputting