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Completely revised for Final Cut Pro X and featuring compelling new footage, this best-selling, Apple-certified guide provides a strong foundation in all aspects of video editing. Renowned author Diana Weynand starts with basic video editing techniques and takes readers all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful features.
Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of video editing and finishing, using professional broadcast footage. The book covers Final Cut Pro's exciting new features, including a completely redesigned interface, people detection, and Magnetic Timeline.
· DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files for over 40 hours of training
· 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
Apple recently released Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6. Book updates relating to this new point release can be found here:
Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X: Building the Rough Cut
Preparing to Edit in Final Cut Pro X
Lesson 1 Exploring the Interface
Lesson 2 Importing
Lesson 3 Organizing Clips in an Event
Crafting the Story
Lesson 4 Building the Rough Cut
Lesson 5 Finishing the Rough Cut
Lesson 6 Fine-Tuning the Rough Cut
Completing the Cut
Lesson 7 Applying Transitions
Lesson 8 Working with Sound
Lesson 9 Working with Titles, Generators, and Themes
Applying Effects and Finishing
Lesson 10 Retiming and Transforming Clips
Lesson 11 Applying Effects and Enhancing Color
Lesson 12 Exporting and Sharing Your Project
Updates for Final Cut Pro X release 10.0.6 (.pdf - 350k)
The second printing of this book contains corrections, terminology updates, and interface changes for Final Cut Pro X release 10.0.3. Your version of the book includes these updates if you see the following statement in the "Getting Started" section on page xvii under “Downloading:” The exercises in this book are based on Final Cut Pro version 10.0.3. If you have an earlier version, you should download this free update or some exercises may not work as described.
Updates or Final Cut Pro X release 10.0.1 (.pdf - 26k)