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Final Cut Pro Power Skills: Working in the Application
By Larry Jordan
Nov 16, 2009
Based on how well you understand the Final Cut Pro interface, it can determine whether we are happy or frustrated, productive or panicking. Larry Jordan offers dozens of Power Skills you can use to turn yourself into an interface master.
Q&A with Lisa Brenneis
By Lisa Brenneis, Damon Hampson
Oct 6, 2009
Peachpit marketing manager Damon Hampson interviews Lisa Brenneis, author of Final Cut Pro 7: Visual QuickPro Guide, about some of her favorite new features in Final Cut Pro 7, exciting new developments in the world of film/video production and editing, and why all-girl bands aren't for her.
Working with Projects, Sequences, and Clips in Final Cut Pro 7
By Lisa Brenneis
Oct 6, 2009
Lisa Brenneis gives an overview of Final Cut Pro's organizing frameworks—projects, sequences, and clips. You'll also learn how to manipulate that organizational framework so that your projects, sequences, and clips stay sound and organized.
Online Addendum to iDVD -- Part of iMovie ’09 & iDVD for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide
By Jeff Carlson
Jul 29, 2009
This addendum to Jeff Carlson's book, iMovie ’09 & iDVD for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide, covers iDvD in detail.
Five Cool and Useful Techniques for iMovie '09 and iDVD
By Jeff Carlson
Jul 6, 2009
It would be easy to overlook some video-editing and DVD-creation features in iMovie '09 and iDVD, as they aren't immediately apparent to a new (or even longtime) user. But these tips from Jeff Carlson are immediately useful, and loads of fun.
iDVD: Putting it All Together
By Jim Heid
Jun 25, 2009
Jim Heid shows you how to create a DVD by choosing and customizing a menu design and adding the movies and photos you want to include on the DVD.
iMovie 09 and iDVD for Mac OS X: Lighting
By Jeff Carlson
Jun 4, 2009
Learn how basic lighting works, and how to take advantage of it to ensure that the objects you’re shooting don’t turn out to be dark, talking blobs when you’re editing.
iTunes and You
By Christopher Breen
May 28, 2009
To best understand what makes the iPod’s world turn, you must be familiar with how it and iTunes 8 work together to move music (as well as pictures, videos, and games, in the case of some recent iPods) on and off your iPod. In the following pages, you’ll see just that.
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.
News Flash: How to Log and Capture Footage from Videotape
By Joe Torelli
Jul 14, 2008
Most broadcast organizations aspire to tapeless acquisition, but the reality is that most are still using videotape in the field. This sample chapter focuses on techniques that accelerate the process of working with videotape in a nonlinear environment, specifically as it relates to fast-paced news and sports editing.
The Beginner's Guide to Doing Everything In iTunes
By John Tollett, Robin Williams
Jun 18, 2008
Best-selling authors Robin Williams and John Tollett share their best tips and tricks for working with music, movies, podcasts, Internet radio stations, and more in iTunes 'O8.
Working with Productions in Final Cut Server
By Matthew Geller
Jun 6, 2008
Streamline your editing workflow by learning how to use productions in Final Cut Server.
Preprocessing: How Real Movie Magic is Made
By Andy Beach
May 5, 2008
In this excerpt from Real World Video Compression, author Andy Beach shares industrial-strength preprocessing techniques that will make your video look professional no matter what device you're watching it on.
How To Buy and Rent Media To Play on Your Apple TV
By Jeff Carlson
May 2, 2008
In this excerpt from The Apple TV Pocket Guide, Second Edition, author Jeff Carlson tells you how to buy cool stuff to watch on your Apple TV using either your computer or the Apple TV itself.
QuickStart Guide to Lighting for Movies
By Jeff Carlson
Feb 8, 2008
Author Jeff Carlson helps you avoid disasters in the editing room by making sure you shoot your films in the right light.
It's Tricky: Scott Kelby's Coolest iPod Tips & Tricks
By Scott Kelby
Feb 1, 2008
Best-selling author Scott Kelby shares a few of his best tips for getting the most out of your iPod.
One Hour Lesson: Learn to Record MIDI in Logic
By David Nahmani
Jan 24, 2008
In this hour-long lesson excerpted from Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro 8 and Logic Express 8, author David Nahmani explains everything you need to know to record MIDI in Logic. If you want to follow along on your Mac, however, you'll need to buy the book to access the related lesson files.
iPhoto '08's Greatest Hits
By Jim Heid
Oct 26, 2007
Apple’s new, improved iPhoto ’08 has a slew of new features that will change the way you work with photos on your Mac. Jim Heid, author of the upcoming The Macintosh iLife ’08, takes you on a tour of his favorite iPhoto improvements.
Creating Timelapse WebCam Movies on a Mac
By Maria Langer
Aug 31, 2007
A WebCam is one way to show off what's going on outside your window or in your office, but sometimes still photos don't share the whole picture. Why not put your WebCam view into motion by turning all those images into a timelapse movie? In this article, author and WebCam tinkerer Maria Langer shows you how.
Set Up Your Own Secure Messaging System with iChat Server
By Ryan Faas
Aug 3, 2007
iChat Server makes adding secure text and audio/video chat to your network fast and easy. Read on with Ryan Faas to find out how to set up internal instant messaging and video conferencing in a few clicks without spending a fortune.

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