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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Express 4

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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Express 4


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  • Copyright 2008
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-53467-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-53467-5

The only Apple-certified guide to Final Cut Express 4, this book delivers the techniques you need to make movie magic with DV, HDV, or AVCHD footage. Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of video editing and finishing, with hands-on projects to complete as you go. All the files you need are on the included DVD-ROM. You’ll learn how to make effective edits and adjust them precisely; create polished transitions and sophisticated composites; add audio tracks, titles, and speed and motion effects; then color-correct and finish your video for export to DVD or the Web. Whether you’re a student, a devoted amateur who’s serious about digital video, or a professional who needs a comprehensive editing program, you’ll find everything you need to learn Final Cut Express 4 within the pages of this book. DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files for over 20 hours of training.

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Table of Contents

Getting Started
Lesson 1 Covering the Basics
Lesson 2 Editing Video
Lesson 3 Working with a Project
Lesson 4 Working in the Timeline
Lesson 5 Working in the Viewer
Lesson 6 Making Edits
Lesson 7 Editing to the Timeline
Lesson 8 Other Editing Options
Lesson 9 Trimming an Edit Point
Lesson 10 Fine-Tuning Edit Points
Lesson 11 Customizing Your Project
Lesson 12 Capturing Digital Video
Lesson 13 Working with Audio
Lesson 14 Applying Audio and Video Transitions
Lesson 15 Adding Titles and Other Items
Lesson 16 Finishing Your Project



The Note on page 93, last sentence, should say "You can read more about drop frame and non-drop frame timecode in Appendix B of the users manual."

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