Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Express HD

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Pearson Education, Jun 12, 2006 - Computers - 504 pages
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The only Apple-authorized guide to Final Cut Express HD 3.5, this book delivers the techniques you need to make movie magic with DV or HDV footage. Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of video editing and finishing, with hands-on projects to complete as you go. All the files you need are on the included DVD-ROM. You’ll learn how to make effective edits and adjust them precisely; create polished transitions and sophisticated composites; add audio tracks, titles, and speed and motion effects; then color-correct and finish your video for export to DVD or the Web. Whether you’re a student, a devoted amateur who’s serious about digital video, or a professional who needs a comprehensive editing program for your home computer, you’ll find everything you need to learn Final Cut Express HD 3.5 within the pages of this book. DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files for over 20 hours of training.


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Getting Started
Covering the Basics
Editing Video
Working with a Project
Working with Audio
Lesson Review
Finishing Your Project
Applying Audio and Video Transitions
Adding Titles and Other Items
Appendix B Working with Multiple Tracks

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About the author (2006)

Diana Weynand is a producer, director, editor, and co-owner of Weynand Training International (, which is a leader in providing training services and curriculum development to the entertainment industry as well as being an Apple Authorized Training Center. Diana was supervising editor for the Barbara Walters Specials and received an Emmy nomination for the PBS series “Cinematic Eye,” which she directed and co-produced. Diana helped to develop postproduction workflows for reality television shows such as Real World, where she also served as an online editor. She has written several books, including Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 5, Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors, How Video Works, and is a co-author of The Secrets of Videoblogging.

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