The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 4: For New Users and Professionals

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Taylor & Francis, 2004 - Performing Arts - 221 pages
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In this highly visual, color book Rick Young covers all the essential areas: the interface, set-up and capture, editing, rendering, effects, audio and output, as well as a unique, invaluable introduction to the power LiveType and Soundtrack add to Final Cut in this upgrade.

With this book you can start cutting immediately, whatever you edit, whatever the format. This is an ideal introduction whether you are a professional moving over to Final Cut Pro from another package or system, a new user, or a real-world film maker who wants to get the best results from Final Cut Pro, fast!

* Save time, learn all you need to know to edit professionally with FCP4 fast!
* Concise color coverage, written for FCP4 but relevant to all versions
* Unique coverage of the new power of Soundtrack and LiveType, now free with FCP4
 

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Contents

Getting Started
1
The Interface
19
Capture
29
Organizing your Footage
45
Editing
55
Rendering
99
Media Management
107
Effects
113
Audio
159
Output
173
LiveType
183
Soundtrack
199
Epilog
212
Index
215
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Rick Young is Director and Founding Member of the UK Final Cut Pro User Group and an Apple Solutions Expert. A freelance television director and editor with many years of broadcast experience, including work for the BBC, Sky, ITN, CNBC and Reuters. Also a Final Cut Pro Consultant, Rick has attended numerous UK and US exhibitions, is a liaison to the US FCP user groups, and author of the best-selling series The Focal Easy Guides to Final Cut Pro.

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