Final Cut Pro X for iMovie and Final Cut Express Users: Making the Creative Leap

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Elsevier Science, Feb 15, 2012 - Art - 408 pages
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Updates and addendum for the new version of FCPX (10.0.3) are available on the companion website, fcpxbook.com. Are you an iMovie or Final Cut Express user ready to make the jump to Final Cut Pro? If so, look no further.

Take your movies to the next level with this easy-to-follow, hand-on guide from one of the preeminent Apple trainers in the world today. Author Tom Wolsky starts with the basics of Final Cut Pro X, allowing you to easily make the leap from Final Cut Express or iMovie, then gradually introduces you to more complex techniques with step-by-step tutorials. Tom specifically shows you how certain techniques and concepts you utilized in iMovie and Final Cut Express translate to Final Cut Pro. More than a button-pushing manual, this editing workshop gives your firsthand experience with the art and technique of editing with Final Cut Pro. It includes in-depth information on the application's features, interface elements, and tools. You will develop a working knowledge of the principles and methods taught in film schools with tutorials that covers the essentials:

• Nuances of system set-up to ensure smooth operation

• Getting your tape-based and file-based AVCHD and DSLR media into Final Cut Pro and getting it organized

• Editing to build and trim a sequence of shots • Working with audio, split edits, back-timing and level control

• Adding transitions • Final Cut Pro titling tools • Color correction, image animation, and special effects

• Compositing to enhance your projects

• Outputting your material



* Accessible and easy to follow transition guide from one of the top Apple trainers in the world provides a smooth, pain-free transition for Final Cut Express and iMovie making the jump to Final Cut Pro X * Step-by-step tutorials provide you with practical, hands-on experience as you get up to speed * FCPXbook.com, the book’s companion site, has project files for you to practice with and will provide updates as the software evolves

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About the author (2012)

Tom Wolsky is an honors graduate of the London School of Film Technique with nearly 40 years of professional experience spanning film, tape, and digital production. Tom operates an independent studio, South Coast Productions. He also teaches for Apple Computer and for the Digital Media Academy and serves as a forum leader on creativecow.net

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