Final Cut Pro X: Visual QuickStart Guide

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With this new release of Final Cut Pro, Apple has completely re-engineered its popular film and video editing software to include an incredible lineup of features intended to close the gap between the prosumers and the pros. Following right in step, this Visual QuickStart Guide has been completely revised to address all the new features as well as the new paradigm of editing that Apple has put forward. An undisputed master of the digital video medium, Lisa Brenneis once again demystifies the complexities of the program and she is joined this time by the Final Cut Pro guru Michael Wohl to provide a clear, straightforward guide to Final Cut Pro X. Tasked-based, step-by-step instructions and loads of visuals and time-saving tips make it so professionals and newcomers alike can quickly find and learn tasks specific to their needs, benefiting from the award-winning Visual QuickStart style. Topics covered include essential editing tasks and media-management strategies, transitions, effects and filters, rendering options, and much more. It includes coverage of all the new features such as the new dynamic interface, Magnetic Timeline, Clip Connections, Auditions, Content Auto-Analysis, Range-Based Keywords, and much more. Now in four-color, this must-have reference also includes several free downloadable videos from the publisher’s site.
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About the author

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. 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, was selected for the American Documentary Showcase aired as part of the PBS series “Natural Heroes.”

Michael Wohl is widely respected as one of the preeminent experts on Final Cut Pro. As part of the original engineering team, Michael helped design the workflow and interface that has earned Final Cut its award-winning reputation. He is also an award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed, and edited independent fi lms for more than fi fteen years. As a trainer and instructor, he has taught and designed curricula at institutions including UCLA, AFI, and San Francisco State University and has spoken at fi lm festivals and conferences including Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest, Cinequest, DV Expo, Macworld, and NAB. Michael has written numerous books on Final Cut including Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 7 Advanced Editing and Apple Pro Training Series: The Craft of Editing with Final Cut Pro.
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Publisher
Peachpit Press
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Published on
Nov 22, 2011
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Pages
528
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ISBN
9780132777896
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Interactive & Multimedia
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This content is DRM protected.
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This comprehensive guide starts out with primary correction in Final Cut Pro 7 and moves on to the fine points of secondary grading and color effects in Color 1.5. Revised with remarkable clips from TNT’s hit show Leverage as well as HD footage shot around the world, the book takes you step by step through Color’s new features, including 4K and RED workflows and improved round-trip integration with Final Cut Pro. Topics include color balancing, scene matching, using keys and vignettes to isolate and grade regions, applying advanced color effects, adjusting the composition and framing of a shot, tracking and keyframing, grade management, and advanced workflows. A special chapter on creating specific “looks” offers recipes for some of the most
useful grades in a colorist’s toolbox.

 DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files  Focused lessons take you step by step through real-world projects  Accessible writing style puts expert instructors at your side  Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast  Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time  Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and help you prepare for the Apple Pro certification exam

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This title was written and published to Final Cut Pro version 10.0.3 on OS X Lion version 10.7 in April 2012. Important Note: Lesson files and some content in this title do not work with the later software versions. Please refer to the latest title covering this software: Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.2: Professional Post-Production by Brendan Boykin.

In this Apple-authorized guide, director and filmmaker Michael Wohl teaches the advanced skills that editing professionals need to know most. Using compelling professional footage, Wohl delivers a comprehensive course on Final Cut Pro X v 10.0.3.

Includes downloadable lesson and media files Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional, real-world projects Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts help you master techniques fast Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time

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