Final Cut Pro 3 Upgrade Essentials

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Apress, May 31, 2002 - Computers - 450 pages

Apple's version 3 update to its preeminent digital video editing software Final Cut Pro contains an expanded features package—including, for the first time on home machines, real-time effects. You can now see real-time playback of dissolves, wipes, and other effects on your desktop Mac, without the need for expensive additional hardware.

This, and other improvements, keeps Final Cut Pro at the forefront of digital video editing. Final Cut Pro 3 Upgrade Essentials will keep you there, too!

Final Cut Pro 3 is full of exciting features, and this book covers them all, including:

  • Real-time effects
  • Color correction
  • Adding voice-overs to your films
  • The new media management tools

The book also contains interviews with Emmy-nominated editor Tina Hirsch, president of the American Cinema Editors, and Peter 'Beak' Cvijanovic, a superb Flame artist.

This book is for you if you're already familiar with Final Cut Pro and need to get going with the sophisticated features in version 3. It focuses on what's new and doesn't go over old ground. No more wasting time on books where only a fraction of the content is for you!

Please note: If you're completely new to Final Cut Pro, then Revolutionary Final Cut Pro 2 from friends of ED is the book you need. Not just an introduction to the software, it's a comprehensive primer in the fundamental techniques of digital video production.

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Daniel Morgan is an Oracle ACE Director and freelance consultant with more than 40 years of IT experience, with more than 20 years specifically devoted to Oracle. Daniel is the creator of Morgan's Library on the web, is the damorgan at the OTN forums, and was the primary instructor in Oracle Database at the University of Washington for 10 years. He has lectured at Harvard University, been an advisor at University of California at Berkeley, lectured at other colleges and universities in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region, as well as at Oracle OpenWorld and user group conferences in 15 countries.

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