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  • Copyright 2023
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 432
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-792879-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-792879-8

Video project deadlines are brutal, budgets are tight, and everyone is stressed. Anything that saves time, simplifies life, or improves results is a good thing. This book is a great thing! Packed with tips, techniques, shortcuts, and hidden gems, this book turns you into an editing powerhouse.

Renowned digital media innovator Larry Jordan delivers concise, well-tested techniques to make you more productive right now, without wasting time. These techniques are selected, organized, and illustrated to deliver maximum practical value directly to you.

Edit faster. Edit better. Edit easier.

These power tips solve problemsfast:

  • Plan your projects to save time on deadlines
  • Tweak your system and software to optimize performance
  • Organize media to make it easier to find
  • Wield the advanced, yet hidden, features unique to Final Cut Pro
  • Make the most of Final Cut's audio tools, from edit to final mix
  • Master video and computer technology to avoid problems
  • Take control of the nearly infinite effects in Final Cut Pro

An essential reference for Apple Final Cut Pro editors.

Also by Larry Jordan: Techniques of Visual Persuasion shows you how to use images to grab the attention of the viewer long enough to powerfully share a message and move them to action. Available at Peachpit and major resellers today.

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Techniques of Visual Persuasion: Create powerful images that motivate

Blogs

Related blog posts from author Larry Jordan

1. Advice from a veteran in media to someone who's just starting out. Read: 15 Career Principles for Everyone Working in Media

2. These are the skills beyond creativity that you can learn and master to become a successful video editor. Read: An Intricate Balance—What Makes a Video Editor Successful?

3. Add spice to your visual effects with 12 easy to create effects in Final Cut Pro that you probably didn't know about. Read: Final Cut Pro: Very Cool, But Very Hidden, Effects

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Table of Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER 1 Video Fundamentals

Final Cut Pro Basics

Video Basics

Computer Basics

Storage Basics

Command Set Basics

Chapter 1: Video Fundamentals Shortcuts

CHAPTER 2 The Final Cut Pro Interface

Introduction

The Final Cut Pro Interface

Optimize Preferences

The Browser

The Timeline

The Viewer

Hidden Viewers

Troubleshooting

Chapter 2: Interface Shortcuts

CHAPTER 3 Libraries & Media

Introduction

Libraries, Events & Projects

Import Media

Manage Media

Organize Media

Customize the Timeline

Chapter 3: Libraries & Media Shortcuts

CHAPTER 4 Basic Editing

Introduction

Definitions for This Chapter

Mark Clips

Edit Clips

Editing Tools

Trim Clips

The Timeline Index

Chapter 4: Basic Editing Shortcuts

CHAPTER 5 Advanced Editing

Introduction

Definitions for This Chapter

Ingenious Techniques

Compound Clips

Multicam Editing

Closed Captions

Color Basics & Video Scopes

Chapter 5: Advanced Editing Shortcuts

CHAPTER 6 Audio

Introduction

Definitions for This Chapter

Audio Prep

Edit Audio

Levels & Pan

Audio Inspector

Roles

Audio Mixing & Effects

Chapter 6: Audio Shortcuts

CHAPTER 7 Transitions & Titles

Introduction

Definitions for This Chapter

Transitions

Titles & Text

Generators

Chapter 7: Transitions & Titles Shortcuts

CHAPTER 8 Visual Effects

Introduction

Definitions for This Chapter

Video Inspector Effects

Transform Effects

Viewer Effects

The Effects Browser

Effects Cookbook

Masks & Keys

The Color Inspector

Chapter 8: Visual Effects Shortcuts

CHAPTER 9 Share & Export

Introduction

Definitions for This Chapter

Share & Export Basics

After "The End"

Chapter 9: Share & Export Shortcuts

CHAPTER 10 Special Cases (online)

Workflow & Planning

Clip Speed Changes

Advanced Share & Export

360° Video

Additional Resources

Chapter 10: Special Cases Shortcuts

Larry Jordan's Most Useful Shortcuts

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