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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.
In this 60-minute Apple-certified lesson, you'll learn how to open the Final Cut Express HD program, identify and work with the elements of your editing project, organize those elements, and begin working within the Final Cut Express editing interface.
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.