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Final Cut Pro Power Skills: Work Faster and Smarter in Final Cut Pro 7

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Final Cut Pro Power Skills: Work Faster and Smarter in Final Cut Pro 7


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  • Copyright 2010
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-64690-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-64690-3
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-68439-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-68439-4

You have the basics of Final Cut Pro down and now you need to work faster and more efficiently in the program. With over 600 focused techniques and shortcuts, this book gives you what you need to know to blaze through your projects and work smarter in Final Cut Pro.

In Final Cut Pro Power Skills, you'll learn everything from organizing and setting up your workspace to uncovering secrets for editing and effects work to color-correction speed techniques, and more. You'll learn about Final Cut Pro 7's new features including new ProRes formats, which allows faster and higher quality editing across a wide variety of workflows; iChat theater support, which lets remote clients and collaborators see the same footage the editor sees while making changes ; new speed tools; Alpha Transitions which allows the creation of  dramatic moving matte transitions; the ability to easily deliver content to multiple devices including iPhone, iPod, MobileMe; seamless integration with the other apps in Final Cut Studio and much more.

These are the hidden techniques, the little-known keyboard shortcuts, the power skills that make the difference between getting a project done and getting in done with enough time to still have a life. 

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Final Cut Pro Power Skills: Working in the Application

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: Optimizing Your System and Final Cut Pro
CHAPTER TWO: Video Formats, Hard Drives, and Media
CHAPTER THREE: Ingesting Media
CHAPTER FOUR: Working in the Application
CHAPTER SEVEN: Transitions and Effects
CHAPTER EIGHT: Export and Output


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