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Laura Ross, Publicist

Innovative Training Resources for Final Cut Pro X Software

Peachpit Launches New Books and Videos, Including Apple Certified Series, Now Available to Pre-Order

Berkeley, CA—July 19, 2011— Peachpit today announced the release of new videos and books designed to enable users of all levels to quickly learn and master Apple’s brand new video editing software, Final Cut Pro X. The step-by-step guides, featuring instruction from several Certified Apple Master Trainers, include Apple-certified books and videos that are the approved curriculum for Apple Certified training.

Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X, by Diana Weynand, offers Apple-certified instruction on the new software features and provides a strong foundation in all aspects of video editing.

Apple Pro Video Series: Final Cut Pro X is the first Apple-certified video on Final Cut Pro X and comes with a 96-page Quick Reference guide. In this video, Apple-certified master trainer Steve Martin guides viewers through the new workflows, toolsets and features of Final Cut Pro X. This video is available as a DVD or online streaming video.

Final Cut Pro X Visual QuickStart Guide, in full color for the first time, features step-by-step instruction by authors Lisa Brenneis and Michael Wohl.

Introducing Final Cut Pro X: Learn by Video takes viewers through the fundamentals of Final Cut Pro X and presents four hours of high-quality HD video, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials.

Additional new titles available for pre-order include:

"We see the Final Cut Pro user base growing faster than ever before with the release of Final Cut Pro X, and that’s why we are especially excited to offer an even wider range of learning resources for Apple’s revolutionary video editing software," said Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, vice president of Pearson Technology Group and publisher of the Peachpit Creative Pro group. "Our books, videos, apps, ebooks, and workbooks offer the industry’s best instruction from illustrious video editing professionals and Certified Apple Master Trainers."

Apple Pro Training Series is now available at, iBookstore,, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers worldwide. For more information and pricing, please visit

About Peachpit
Berkeley-based Peachpit has been publishing the industry’s best-selling books on the latest in photography, graphic design, Web design and development, digital video, digital lifestyle, and general Mac computing since 1986. Its award-winning books, eBooks, videos and applications feature step-by-step explanations, time-saving techniques, savvy insider tips, and expert advice for computer users of all experience levels. It is the home of the internationally recognized Visual QuickStart Guide series, the design imprint New Riders and its acclaimed Voices That Matter series, Adobe Press, Apple Pro Training Series, and Apple Training Series, and is the publishing partner for Kelby Training/NAPP and others. Peachpit is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Pearson's primary operations also include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. Learn more at and