Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors

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Pearson Education, Dec 14, 2010 - Computers - 528 pages
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Updated for Final Cut Pro 7 and written for professional video and film editors who know their way around Avid nonlinear systems, this book shows you how to translate your skills to Final Cut Pro quickly and efficiently. Producer, editor, and Apple Certified Trainer Diana Weynand takes you through a comprehensive “translation course” covering all the essential operations, from project set-up and basic editing through transitions and effects, color correcting, compositing, titling, and output. You’ll find detailed feature comparisons, practical conversion tips, and instructions on how to use Final Cut Pro features that aren’t available in Media Composer. You’ll also learn what’s new in Final Cut Pro 7. Packed with handy features, including comparison charts, look-up tables, keyboard shortcuts, and dozens of advanced editing and workflow tips, this book will have you editing with Final Cut Pro in record time. Each chapter represents a complete lesson in a key aspect of Final Cut Pro 7 and includes a review section and list of keyboard shortcuts.

  • Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side
  • Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts help you master techniques fast
  • Chapter review sections summarize what you’ve learned



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books as their curriculum are taught by Apple Certified Trainers
Projects and Interface
Translating Basic Editing Skills
Customizing Your Project
Trimming Clips
Capturing and Transferring
Advanced Editing
Multicam Editing
Transitions and Effects
Speed and Motion Effects
Title Tool and Generators
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Importing and Exporting
Project Management
Finishing and Outputting

Editing Sound

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About the author (2010)

Diana Weynand is an award-winning producer, director, and editor. Her training company, Weynand Training International, is a leader in providing training services and curriculum development for emerging technologies to the entertainment industry, as well as being an Apple Authorized Training Center. Diana has written numerous books, including Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 4, Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Express, and Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors.

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