Editing with Final Cut Pro 4: An Intermediate Guide to Setup and Editing Workflow

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Taylor & Francis, 2004 - Computers - 467 pages
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Whether you've mastered the basics of Final Cut Pro and want to take your skills to the next level, or if you're a video editor new to Final Cut Pro and looking to put your own system together, this book is for you. Written by "chawla," a Final Cut Pro guru and veteran moderator on 2-Pop/Creative Cow, this book covers the interface basics and workflow but goes beyond to address intermediate techniques and timesaving tips for professional results. Roberts does not assume you have an IT staff on hand and therefore goes into crucial issues of set up, configuration, consumer advice on hardware purchasing, and troubleshooting. Equally valuable is coverage of working with formats such as standard definition, uncompressed, and FireWire DV.

* An intermediate-level book designed to meet the needs of editors coming from other editing systems
as well as newer Final Cut Pro editors ready to take the next step in editing technique and in hardware upgrade
* Explores Final Cut Pro's functionality from every angle, from drag-and-drop mouse use to speedy, old-school keyboard-only, showing multiple methods to accomplish each task, and when to use each
* Covers requirements and jargon-free specifications for working with popular formats such as FireWire DV and the increasingly affordable standard definition uncompressed; written for those looking to upgrade
 

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Contents

Optimizing the Mac OS and FCP
1
Are Yours Correct?
35
Logging and Capturing
79
Chapter 4 Importing Media
10
the Business and Pleasure of Final Cut Pro
29
Chapter 6 Advanced Editing Tools
58
The Toolbar
199
Chapter 8 Compositing and Special Effects
238
Chapter 9 Effects Filters
285
Chapter 10 The Audio Tools
326
Chapter 11 Getting Your Project Out of Final Cut Pro
355
Appendix A What is Digital Video Anyway?
403
RAM and Drive Solutions
422
Index
459
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About the author (2004)

Charles Roberts is Assistant Professor of Video and Digital Media at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts, and a regular contributor to Creative Cow (www.creativecow.net) and 2-Pop (Creative Planet's Digital Filmmaker's Resource Site). He is also active in the network of Final Cut Pro User Groups.

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