Final Cut Pro HD Hands-On Training
As the first volume in Lynda Weinman's acclaimed HOT (Hands-On Training) series to cover Apple's video editing powerhouse, this is the guide you've been waiting for! In these pages, you'll find a series of hands-on tutorials that guide you through all stages of editing video with Final Cut Pro HD. As you follow the book's step-by-step instructions (using the lesson files included on the accompanying CD), you'll quickly progress through Final Cut Pro basics and on to more advanced topics like creating transitions and motion effects, correcting color, and choosing among filter and rendering options. In the process, you'll learn about all of the program's most important features, including those new to HD: the revolutionary ability to edit HD video over FireWire (no extra cables required!); real-time color correction; the ability to toggle between full-resolution, high-quality playback and preview mode; and more! Fun, project-based lessons; an engaging writing style; and a DVD packed with lesson files make quick work of Final Cut Pro HD.
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This Book Is a superlative "Must Read" for FCP users!!!,
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This review is from: Final Cut Pro HD Hands-On Training (Paperback)This Book Is a superlative "Must Read" for FCP users of all levels. I am Apple Certified in FCP 4.0 and have an insatiable appetite for new books on the subject. Larry Jordan's book is by far, one of the very, very best on the market. There are many good FCP books written by talented film editors and fine authors. Larry is both, to be sure. But, he is also one of the most gifted teachers on the subject as well. This may be what makes his book stand so far apart. The way the material is presented draws on his many years of practical editing experience and is personalized by his unique way of bringing the subject matter to his students. He presents you with easy to follow QuickTime movies which prep you for the full-bodied step-by-step versions set forth in the 500+ page book. The student lesson media which is included on the accompanying DVD is robust and exactly fits the needs of the tutorials. I might add that even if one skipped the lessons (which would be absurd!) what one would... Read more
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
THE book for FCP users!,
This review is from: Final Cut Pro HD Hands-On Training (Paperback)Larry Jordan has recently published Final Cut Pro, Hands on Training. Because Larry Jordan publishes a monthly (free!) newsletter about FCP, he is very much aware the problems a user might encounter (whether novice or more experienced) and that shows in his book.
His book is without doubt the only book one needs to learn FCP or to enhance one's ability to use all the many facets of FCP HD. The book explores in detail all the nooks and crannies and it contains a veritable cornucopia of problems a user might encounter and he gives solutions.
The book is written in a very readable style, at times funny, like a good teacher.
In addition the DVD with the book contains 11 Quick time movies in which Larry Jordan illustrates some of the contents of the book chapters, next best thing to have Larry Jordan as a private teacher.
This is the only book one needs to become a very efficient and knowledgeable user of FCP HD.
My only complaint is... Read more
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
New FCP User,
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This review is from: Final Cut Pro HD Hands-On Training (Paperback)I am new to FCP. I actually got FInal Cut Pro 5, but since FCP 5 books are scarce as of July '05, I decided to buy the HD version instead. No problem there, as everything that worked in FCP HD works in FCP 5.
I have to say that this book is great for anybody wanting to learn FCP. It doesn't assume you are an expert, but you don't get the feeling that you are being talked down to, either. The videos on the DVD are great for visualizing what Larry is talking about. The lesson files are key in understanding the concepts as you go through the chapters. I am a newbie coming from iMovie and this book got me to change many things in my digital lifestyle workflow. Now, someone needs to write a DVD Studio Pro H-O-T book!
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