Final Cut Express 4: Movie Making for Everyone

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The only Apple-certified guide to Final Cut Express 4, this book delivers the techniques you need to make movie magic with DV, HDV, or AVCHD footage. Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of video editing and finishing, with hands-on projects 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 speed and motion effects; ...
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Overview

The only Apple-certified guide to Final Cut Express 4, this book delivers the techniques you need to make movie magic with DV, HDV, or AVCHD footage. Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of video editing and finishing, with hands-on projects 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 speed and motion effects; then color-correct and finish your video for export to DVD or the Web. Whether you’re a student, a devoted amateur who’s serious about digital video, or a professional who needs a comprehensive editing program, you’ll find everything you need to learn Final Cut Express 4 within the pages of this book. DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files for over 20 hours of training.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321534675
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 12/25/2007
  • Series: Apple Pro Training Series
  • Edition description: DVD-Rom with Media and Lesson Files
  • Pages: 483
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Lesson 1 Covering the Basics
Lesson 2 Editing Video
Lesson 3 Working with a Project
Lesson 4 Working in the Timeline
Lesson 5 Working in the Viewer
Lesson 6 Making Edits
Lesson 7 Editing to the Timeline
Lesson 8 Other Editing Options
Lesson 9 Trimming an Edit Point
Lesson 10 Fine-Tuning Edit Points
Lesson 11 Customizing Your Project
Lesson 12 Capturing Digital Video
Lesson 13 Working with Audio
Lesson 14 Applying Audio and Video Transitions
Lesson 15 Adding Titles and Other Items
Lesson 16 Finishing Your Project
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2008

    Movie Making Made Easy

    If like me, you are new to movie making, this book must be top of your list. It takes you step by step from importing your movie into Final Cut Express 4 right through to the finished product including adding your own sound. The beauty of the book is that the included CD contains movie clips, sequences and sound tracks which you will use throughout the lessons. This has to be the ultimate in hands on training, everything is so well explained! At the end of each chapter there is ¿Lessons Review¿ by way of questions and answers plus a list of Keyboard Shortcuts. I have copied these and find them a very useful reference set. To detail everything in the book would mean writing another book. Suffice to say it is without doubt the best AppleTraining Series Book I have read so far. As an absolute beginner before I read this book I can now put together a good movie. Buy it! I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2008

    This book is a must!

    I am glad I have purchased this book. The included DVD-ROM with the lessons and media files actually help to walk you through the course of the editing craft, though I'm not finished and only up to page 113, I am learning as I go, and I'm confident that I will master the craft, because of this book.

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    I did everything right.... bought on line, payed... in fact I was already charged in my card, I need the book but, believe or not, I am still wait to have my book delivered at my home.... I am anxious to rate the book but first I need to receive it and read it....

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