Final Cut Express HD 3.5 Editing Workshop

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 12, 2012 - Performing Arts - 368 pages
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Go beyond the mechanics of Final Cut Express HD 3.5--learn how to edit with it! More than a button-pushing manual--this workshop give you firsthand experience with the art and technique of editing. You develop a working knowledge of this powerful editing application with eleven tutorials that cover each and every essential, including:
* setting up your system and understanding the interface
* getting your material into FCE and organizing it
* slicing, dicing, and organizing clips
* editing to build and trim a sequence of shots
* adding transitions
* using sound to refine your edit
* titling with FCE and Photoshop
* animating images to create engaging scenes
* adding special effects filters
* compositing to enhance your projects
* outputting your material
The companion DVD contains a video introduction to FCE that is especially designed for iMovie users. It compares and contrasts the two applications to ease the transition. The DVD-ROM portion contains project media, demo software, and free plug-ins for your use.
 

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Contents

Exploring the Final Cut Express
2-1
Cutting Up Those Shots
2-35
Placing Your Shots
4-2
Building Your Sequence
4-25
Setting Up Your Application Preferences
5-19
Getting Material into Final Cut ExpressHD Capture
7-3
Adding Transitions
8-5
Using Sound
9-19
Animating Images
9-96
Animation Effects
9-121
Adding Special Effects Filters
17
Color Correction Keys and Mattes
15-17
Compositing
15-38
Travel Mattes
17
Outputting from Final Cut Express
39
Summary
53

Adding Titles
9-48
Lesson 12Boris Calligraphy and Advanced Titling
9-66

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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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