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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 7 Advanced Editing

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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 7 Advanced Editing


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  • Copyright 2010
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-63679-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-63679-9

In this Apple-authorized guide, director and filmmaker Michael Wohl teaches the advanced skills that editing professionals need to know most. Using professional broadcast, documentary, and dramatic footage, Wohl delivers a comprehensive course in video editing and finishing. Readers will learn how to create polished transitions, fix screen direction errors, edit multi-camera projects, work with nested sequences, create fantastic effects, use filters creatively, and composite like a pro. Also covers advanced workflows for managing clips and media, and working with film.

  • DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files
  • Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional, real-world projects
  • Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side
  • Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts help you master techniques fast
  • Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time
  • Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and prepare you for the Apple Certified Pro Exam


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Table of Contents

Getting Started
Advanced Editing
Lesson 1 Professional Editing Technique
Lesson 2 Accelerating Your Workflow
Lesson 3 Trimming Concepts
Lesson 4 Advanced Trimming Techniques
Lesson 5 Audio Sweetening
Lesson 6 Multicamera Editing
Advanced Compositing and Effects
Lesson 7 Advanced Compositing
Lesson 8 Mastering Video Filters
Lesson 9 Creating Dynamic Effects
Lesson 10 Nesting Sequences
Lesson 11 Variable Speed
Finishing Techniques
Lesson 12 The Big Finish
Lesson 13 Sharing Your Work
Appendix A Working with RED Footage



Page 3, Installing the DVD Lesson Files, Step 2: The book says that "the DVD contains about 7.8 GB of data," but it actually contains about 4.4 GB of data.

Page 381: Omit the section called "Copying and Saving Speed Effects." Speed changes cannot be saved as motion effects in Final Cut Pro 7.

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