Final Cut Pro 7: Visual QuickPro Guide

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Peachpit Press, Sep 3, 2009 - Computers - 672 pages
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Newly updated for Final Cut Pro 7, this Visual QuickPro Guide is hands-down one of the most sought out books on Apple's non-linear editing system. An undisputed master of the digital video medium, Lisa Brenneis once again demystifies the complexities of the program with her straightforward approach that uses tasked-based, step-by-step instructions and loads of visuals and time-saving tips. Busy professionals and newcomers alike will appreciate that they can quickly find and learn tasks specific to their needs, benefiting from the award-winning Visual QuickPro style. Topics covered include essential editing tasks and media-management strategies, transitions, effects and filters, rendering options, and much more. It includes coverage of new features such as the new speed tools, iChat theater support, and additional export options via the new Share menu, for delivering content to multiple devices including iPhone, iPod, and MobileMe. This is a must-have reference for anyone wanting to learn to use Final Cut Pro, whether they are new to the program or are upgrading.

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I bought the kindle version knowing there were no page numbers, then in my video production course the professor assigned the readings out of this text according to page numbers in the paperback book. Ok Kindle option out the window. I see this book on Googlebooks with, guess what? Page Numbers! Bought it and started to read this week's assignment just to find that the page numbers on googlebooks Definitely Do Not correspond to the same page numbers in the paperback edition of this book. I guess I just have bad luck. By the time all is said and done, I'll have 3 copies of this:) If I don't know this book in and out by the time I graduate, with three copies, they should just drag me into the street and shoot me.


Welcome to Final Cut Pro
Installing and Setting Up
Presets and Preferences
Projects Sequences and Clips
Capturing Video
Importing Digital Media
Organizing Clips in the Browser
Working with Clips in the Viewer
Creating Transitions
Compositing and Effects Overview
Motion Effects
Filters and Compositing
Titles and Generators
Real Time and Rendering
Creating Final Output
Managing Complex Projects

Basic Editing
Editing in the Timeline and the Canvas
Fine Cut Trimming Edits
Audio Tools and Techniques
Keyboard Shortcuts

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About the author (2009)

Lisa Brenneis is the author of all previous editions of this best-selling reference to Final Cut Pro, as well as all editions of Final Cut Express: Visual QuickStart Guide. Her production credits range from educational films cut on 16mm film to interactive digital media developed for cutting-edge formats that no one can play anymore.
She’s worked on video games, documentaries, museum exhibits, music videos, and laser light shows. Her clients have included Disney, MCA/Universal, the Getty Museum, the Library of Congress, the International Olympic Committee, and Mattel, among others. Lisa’s video documentary, Eat at Bill’s: Life in the Monterey Market, has been selected for the 2009 American Documentary Showcase and is airing as part of the PBS series “Natural Heroes.”

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