Final Cut Pro 3 for Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide

Final Cut Pro 3 for Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide

by Lisa Brenneis
     
 

Final Cut Pro, the professional video editing tool from Apple, is the wildly popular digital editing software that combines editing, compositing, and effects programs all in one product. Exciting features such as interactive editing tools, built-in special effects, compatibility with Adobe After Effects filters, and full support for all QuickTime formats make Final

Overview

Final Cut Pro, the professional video editing tool from Apple, is the wildly popular digital editing software that combines editing, compositing, and effects programs all in one product. Exciting features such as interactive editing tools, built-in special effects, compatibility with Adobe After Effects filters, and full support for all QuickTime formats make Final Cut Pro the most accessible video editing tool on the market.

Final Cut Pro 3 for Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide introduces video producers to the comprehensive set of tools available in Final Cut Pro. Step-by-step instructions lead readers through the basics and quickly into more advanced projects in video editing. All the important features of Apple's newest application are covered in detail--the easy-to-use interface, plug-and-play capability, integration with QuickTime software, as well as a host of other features and tools that enhance workflow and productivity. This edition ships with a free DVCreators Powerstart Demo CD created especially for VQP readers.

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
There’s not much you can’t do with Final Cut Pro 3 and your top-of-the-line Mac. But, intuitive as this program can be, it’s still complex and challenging -- especially if you’re learning it on deadline.

That’s when you’ll be most grateful for Visual QuickPro Guide: Final Cut Pro 3 for Macintosh. Like all of Peachpit’s Visual QuickStart/QuickPro books, it delivers careful task-based organization, well-edited step-by-step descriptions, plenty of screen shots, and exceptionally clean design. There is one difference: Final Cut Pro 3’s bigger than most programs, so this book’s fatter than your average QuickPro guide.

That gives Lisa Brenneis room to cover every step of Final Cut Pro development: input; preparing your clips; editing; working with the timeline and canvas; transitions; rendering; output; compositing/special effects, and more. There’s detailed project management guidance, and even a full chapter on using Final Cut Pro with Mac OS X. The cherry on top of the sundae: a CD-ROM containing interactive training from the same courseware Apple bought to train its own staffers. This one’s a winner. (Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321115836
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
04/03/2002
Series:
Visual QuickPro Series
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
676
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Brenneis has worked as a teacher, author, panelist, and film production manager. Her production credits range from interactive digital media to educational films, animation to live action, documentary to poetic fantasy. Her clients have included Disney, MCA/Universal, the Getty Museum, the Library of Congress, the International Olympic Committee, Mattel, and more defunct new-media startups than you can possibly imagine. She is the author of the two previous editions of Final Cut Pro for Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide.

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