Final Cut Pro 3 Editing Workshop [NOOK Book]

Overview

Final Cut Pro 4 Editing Essentials complements Apple's software documentation with a series of tutorials that teach readers the rudiments of editing with FCP 4. All of the necessary materials, including raw video footage and sequences, detailed instructions, tips, and principles taught in film schools, guide the reader to a working knowledge of the art and technique of editing. The companion DVD includes raw video material for the reader to use with the tutorials.
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Final Cut Pro 3 Editing Workshop

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Overview

Final Cut Pro 4 Editing Essentials complements Apple's software documentation with a series of tutorials that teach readers the rudiments of editing with FCP 4. All of the necessary materials, including raw video footage and sequences, detailed instructions, tips, and principles taught in film schools, guide the reader to a working knowledge of the art and technique of editing. The companion DVD includes raw video material for the reader to use with the tutorials.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136061653
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 598
  • File size: 34 MB
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Meet the Author

Tom Wolsky is an honors graduate of the London School of Film Technique with nearly 40 years of professional experience spanning film, tape, and digital production. Tom operates an independent studio, South Coast Productions. He also teaches for Apple Computer and for the Digital Media Academy and serves as a forum leader on creativecow.net

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Table of Contents

Reviewers' Comments iv
Introduction xi
Acknowledgments xvi
Lesson 1 Installing Final Cut Pro 3 1
What You Really Need 2
Loading What You Need 3
Installing Final Cut Pro 3 for Mac OS X 12
Welcome to Mac OS X 16
Users 19
Memory: How Much and What Kind 21
Real-time Editing 23
Monitors 25
Speakers 25
Firing Up the Application 25
Understanding the Interface 27
Browser 31
Viewer 43
Exploring the Canvas 49
Timeline Window 51
Summary 53
Lesson 2 Getting Your Material into Final Cut Pro 55
Setting Up a New Project 57
General Preferences 58
User Mode 64
Timeline Options 65
Labels 67
External Editors 67
Scratch Disks 68
Audio/Video Settings 71
Sequence Presets 74
Capture Presets 83
Device Control 87
External Video 91
Log and Capture 91
Strategies for Capturing 97
Tools 103
Summary 105
Lesson 3 Cutting Up Those Shots 107
Loading the Lesson 107
Slice and Dice 111
DV Start/Stop Detection 122
Organizing the Clips 126
Look Before You Cut 131
Making Selects 133
Media Manager 138
Summary 141
Lesson 4 Editing Basics: Building Your Sequence 143
Loading the Lesson 143
Setting up the Project 145
Working with the Clips 146
The Canvas Edit Overlay 148
Let's Start Editing 161
The Trim Tools 168
Summary 176
Lesson 5 Adding Transitions 177
Loading the Lesson 177
Setting up the Project 178
Applying Transitions 179
Rendering 188
Controlling Transitions 197
Transition Editor 198
Using Transitions 200
3D Simulation 201
Dissolve 204
FXScript DVE's 207
Iris 221
Map 224
QuickTime 225
Slide 231
Stretch 233
Wipe 233
Conclusion 238
Lesson 6 Advanced Editing: Using Sound 241
Loading the Lesson 242
The Split Edit 243
Backtiming 254
Controlling Audio Levels 265
Voice Over 272
Summary 277
Lesson 7 Advanced Editing: The Moment 279
Loading the Lesson 280
Editing Forms 281
Summary 308
Lesson 8 Adding Titles 311
Loading the Lesson 312
Setting up the Project 313
Text Generator 313
Nesting 334
Title 3D 340
Title Crawl 349
Photoshop Titles 350
Summary 361
Lesson 9 Animating Images 363
Loading the Lesson 363
Motion Window 364
Straight Motion 370
Curved Motion 371
Crop 376
Distort 377
Opacity 379
Drop Shadow 380
Motion Blur 381
Pan and Scan 382
Scaling Text Files 385
Split Screen 385
Chasing Stills 386
Brady Bunch Open 389
Picture in Picture 399
Lesson 10 Color Correction 401
Loading the Lesson 402
Applying Video Filters 402
Video Scopes 404
Color Correction 413
Keying 428
Summary 434
Lesson 11 Adding Special Effects Filters 435
Loading the Lesson 436
Blur 438
Border 442
Channel 442
Color Correction 446
Distort 446
FXScript DVE's 452
FXScript Layered DVE's 466
Image Control 472
Matte 473
Perspective 483
QuickTime 486
Sharpen 492
Stylize 493
Video 496
Summary 503
Lesson 12 Compositing 509
Loading the Lesson 510
Generators 510
Compositing Modes 514
Travel Mattes 520
Lesson 13 Outputting from Final Cut Pro 549
Record to Tape 550
Print to Video 550
Edit to Tape 551
Export 554
Final Cut Pro Movie 556
QuickTime 558
Audio Export 562
Export Audio to OMF 563
Batch List 565
EDL 567
Batch Export 568
Summary 570
Index 571
What's on the CD-ROM? 590
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