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Apple Pro Training Series: Optimizing Your Final Cut Pro System

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Apple Pro Training Series: Optimizing Your Final Cut Pro System

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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-26871-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-26871-6

If it's good enough for the legendary Hollywood film editors, it's good enough for you! This guide is aimed squarely at Final Cut Pro users just like yourself--at corporate, commercial, and independent post-production houses--who want to move beyond simple Final Cut Pro installations for their film and video masterworks. Through project-based lessons and step-by-step instructions, this self-paced guide shows you how to integrate high-end capture cards, storage systems, and other industry-standard hardware into a Final Cut Pro workflow, as well as how to install and configure Final Cut Pro to make the most of your professional non-linear editing system. This is the technical information most frequently requested by Final Cut Pro users, pulled together into one book that is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum for the Apple Pro Training and Certification Program. The guide covers everything from system configuration, storage, and device connectivity to the intricacies of SAN solutions, and includes special sections on optimizing short-form/broadcast workflows and long-form/HD workflows. It offers troubleshooting advice at every turn: for dropped frames, mismatched audio and audio distortion; imported graphic file issues, media management, file recovery and archiving strategies, and much more. DVD with lesson files and media included.

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Gathering and Editing Video

Gathering and Editing Video in Final Cut Pro

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Using Final Cut Pro in Real World Workflows
Lesson 1    Introduction to Online and Offline Editing
Lesson 2    Setting Up for Online and Offline Workflows
Lesson 3    Gathering and Editing Video
Lesson 4    Gathering and Editing Film
Lesson 5    Distributing Video Projects
Lesson 6    Distributing Film Projects

Fundamentals of Video Standards and Hardware Primer
Lesson 7    Video Standards and Fundamentals
Lesson 8    Hardware and Interfaces
Lesson 9    Storage Overview5

Configuring Final Cut Pro and Managing Your System
Lesson 10    Configuring Mac OS X
Lesson 11    Configuring Final Cut Pro
Lesson 12    Managing Final Cut Pro

Integrating Your System
Lesson 13    Implementing Stand-Alone Uncompressed Systems
Lesson 14    Integrating FCP Systems into Networks
Lesson 15    Xsan Implementation

Troubleshooting Final Cut Pro
Lesson 16    Introduction to Troubleshooting
Lesson 17    Operational Troubleshooting:Video and Audio Issues
Lesson18    Operational Troubleshooting:File,Format,or Device Errors

Appendix    Final Cut Studio Workflows


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