This title was written and published to Final Cut Pro version 10.0.3 on OS X Lion version 10.7 in April 2012. Important Note: Lesson files and some content in this title do not work with the later software versions. Please refer to the latest title covering this software: Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.2: Professional Post-Production by Brendan Boykin. In this Apple-authorized guide, director and filmmaker Michael Wohl teaches the advanced skills that editing professionals need to know most. Using compelling professional footage, Wohl delivers a comprehensive course on Final Cut Pro X v 10.0.3. Includes downloadable 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 All of Peachpit's eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: If you are able to search the book, search for "Where are the lesson files?" Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.
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: http://www.peachpit.com/store/apple-pro-training-series-final-cut-pro-x-9780321774675#updates Note from the publisher: A small number of customers have reported issues working with the lesson files associated with this book. After extensive testing, we can confirm the lesson files do work properly. If you have purchased a digital version of the book and are downloading the files, please keep in mind the size of the high-quality videos is quite large and may take considerable time to download. We do not recommend downloading the files over a wireless network and have posted suggestions for successfully downloading the files on the download site. If you encounter any problems with the lesson files, please contact our customer service team at [email protected], and we will work with you to identify and resolve your issue promptly.
Ideal for students and editors on the go, this is the quick look-up guide you’ve been hunting for. Veteran trainer Brendan Boykin uses clear, concise explanations and an easy-to-use format to put the essential techniques, most-used tools, and most-efficient workflows at your fingertips. A compendium of Final Cut Pro best practices, tips, and quick-glance reminders, plus a great summary of what’s new in Final Cut Pro 7 including iChat Theater support, the redesigned speed tools, and sharing projects on a Blu-ray disc. The book's compact size makes it easy to fit in a jacket pocket or computer case so that readers have it handy when they need it most.
Broadcast editors work with deadlines that are the most demanding in the field. To help you meet those deadlines and learn to use Final Cut Pro at the same time, this easy look-up guide focuses on the essential features that you need to get your stories done quickly without sacrificing quality. For editing everything from voiceovers to sports and news packages, you’ll get tips for efficient setup, customization, and trimming techniques. You’ll learn the best methods for making audio adjustments, how to use common transitions and effects, splice in fat and tight bites, cover narration with B-Roll, and prepare a story for delivery. “No one teaches cutting edge technology better than Joe Torelli. Read his book. In clear, simple terms, he'll show you things you might miss that will make you a better storyteller.” —Bob Dotson, Emmy Award-winning NBC News correspondent “As the first person to use an Avid digital nonlinear editing system in a broadcast environment, who better than Joseph Torelli to write the definitive book on fast story editing under tremendous deadline pressures than this veteran broadcast videographer-editor.” —Tom Ohanian, Academy Award and two-time Emmy Award recipient and Co-Inventor, Avid Media, Film, Multicamera Systems
With this new release of Final Cut Pro, Apple has completely re-engineered its popular film and video editing software to include an incredible lineup of features intended to close the gap between the prosumers and the pros. Following right in step, this Visual QuickStart Guide has been completely revised to address all the new features as well as the new paradigm of editing that Apple has put forward. An undisputed master of the digital video medium, Lisa Brenneis once again demystifies the complexities of the program and she is joined this time by the Final Cut Pro guru Michael Wohl to provide a clear, straightforward guide to Final Cut Pro X. Tasked-based, step-by-step instructions and loads of visuals and time-saving tips make it so professionals and newcomers alike can quickly find and learn tasks specific to their needs, benefiting from the award-winning Visual QuickStart style. Topics covered include essential editing tasks and media-management strategies, transitions, effects and filters, rendering options, and much more. It includes coverage of all the new features such as the new dynamic interface, Magnetic Timeline, Clip Connections, Auditions, Content Auto-Analysis, Range-Based Keywords, and much more. Now in four-color, this must-have reference also includes several free downloadable videos from the publisher’s site.
In this best-selling guide to Motion 4, you’ll create eight sophisticated projects including a 3D show promo, a network-style title sequence, a DVD motion menu, and an actual temp effect used in Overture Film’s Traitor. Each chapter represents a complete lesson, with a commercial-quality project to work through as you learn. Master trainer Mark Spencer starts with the fundamentals of motion graphics and quickly moves into compositing, animation, motion graphics design, visual effects design, and the world of 3D. The book is fully revised to take advantage of the software’s new features: you’ll explore 3D shadows, reflections, and depth of field; “fly” a camera from one object to another; ripple text characters on and off the screen with ease; animate date and time sequences automatically; and master Motion’s remarkable new linking behavior. Along the way, you’ll work with particles, generators, filters, effects, templates, greenscreen mattes, keying, tracking, paint, and more. Whether you’re just entering the field or are already an accomplished motion graphics pro, this book will have you designing in Motion in record time. DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files Focused lessons take you step by step through real-world projects Accessible writing style puts expert instructors at your side Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and help you prepare for the Apple Pro certification exam All of Peachpit's eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: If you are able to search the book, search for "Where are the lesson files?" Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.
A guide to Final Cut Pro 7 discusses the basics of video editing, along with instructions on advanced techniques, covering such topics as refining edit points, capturing and transferring footage, applying transitions, mixing audio tracks, and applying filters.
Designed for video-production professionals, Final Cut Server sets the standard for intuitive media asset management, making it easy to manage large collections of media files efficiently. In this Apple-authorized reference guide, system integrator Matthew Geller takes you on a comprehensive tour of the software, covering everything from tools for tracking, reviewing, and approving jobs to automating complex sequences of tasks in a busy post environment. Along the way, Geller shares essential workflows that will shave hours from your post-production jobs. You’ll learn techniques for searching, cataloging, and finding the right asset quickly, as well as how to handle large quantities of real-time HD video, audio, and still image assets in a fast-paced production environment. Administrators will find a comprehensive overview of how to set up and configure this powerful collaboration tool, how to customize it to serve individual sites, and how to automate workflows and manage storage locations, users, and groups.