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Final Cut Express 2: Digital Video Editing for Everyone (Apple Pro Training Series)

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The only Apple-certified source for Final Cut Express 2 training. Apple's feature-rich DV editing software is designed for the complete beginner, the aspiring filmmaker, the educator and the experienced DV editor alike. The new version features RT Extreme for real-time compositing and effects, a brand-new user interface, real-time color correction tools and enhanced audio editing capabilities. You will find a comprehensive course delivered by the instructor who trains the trainers: Diana Weynand. A self-paced ...

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Overview

The only Apple-certified source for Final Cut Express 2 training. Apple's feature-rich DV editing software is designed for the complete beginner, the aspiring filmmaker, the educator and the experienced DV editor alike. The new version features RT Extreme for real-time compositing and effects, a brand-new user interface, real-time color correction tools and enhanced audio editing capabilities. You will find a comprehensive course delivered by the instructor who trains the trainers: Diana Weynand. A self-paced learning tool, as well as the approved curriculum for all Apple-certified trainers on the product, Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Express 2 offers step-by-step instruction in all aspects of the revolutionary app that's bringing professional-level editing to the masses. Each chapter represents a complete lesson--with a project to complete, a review section, and bonus exercises to reinforce the lessons. Weynand takes readers through every aspect of editing with Final Cut Express 2: editing basics, trimming, filters and effects, titling, the Voice-over tool, color correction, audio editing, outputting, and more. You can work through the book from cover to cover or they can pick just the sections that interest them most. Either way, they'll find just what they need to begin making movie magic on their Mac.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321256157
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Series: Apple Pro Training Series
  • Pages: 627
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Getting Started
Lesson 1 Covering the Basics 1
Lesson 2 Editing DV 17
Lesson 3 Working with a Project 31
Lesson 4 Working in the Timeline 59
Lesson 5 Working in the Viewer 83
Lesson 6 Making Edits 109
Lesson 7 Editing to the Timeline 131
Lesson 8 Other Editing Options 159
Lesson 9 Trimming an Edit Point 193
Lesson 10 Fine-Tuning Edit Points 217
Lesson 11 Customizing Your Project 245
Lesson 12 Capturing Digital Video 279
Lesson 13 Working with Audio 309
Lesson 14 Applying Audio and Video Transitions 347
Lesson 15 Working with Filters 387
Lesson 16 Working with Multiple Tracks 423
Lesson 17 Creating Motion Effects 459
Lesson 18 Adding Titles and Other Items 497
Lesson 19 Finishing Your Project 543
Appendix 583
Glossary 589
Index 609
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Introduction

The only Apple-authorized guide to Final Cut Express 2, this book delivers the techniques you need to make movie magic from the comfort of your Mac. Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of video editing and finishing, with hands-on projects for you to complete as you go. All the files you need are on the included DVD-ROM. You'll learn how to make effective edits and adjust them precisely; create polished transitions and sophisticated composites; add audio tracks, titles, and real-time effects; then color-correct and finish your video for export to DVD or the Web. Whether you're a student who's serious about digital video or a professional who needs a comprehensive editing program for your home computer, you'll find everything you need to learn Final Cut Express 2 within the pages of this book.
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