Final Cut Pro 4 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickPro Guide

Final Cut Pro 4 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickPro Guide

by Lisa Brenneis
     
 

Final Cut Pro 4, a professional video-editing tool, is a major upgrade of Apple's Emmy award-winning editing software for film, high-definition video, standard-definition video, and DV. Final Cut Pro 4, introduces RT Extreme for real-time compositing and effects, powerful new interface customization tools, new high-quality 8- and 10-bit uncompressed formats, and

Overview

Final Cut Pro 4, a professional video-editing tool, is a major upgrade of Apple's Emmy award-winning editing software for film, high-definition video, standard-definition video, and DV. Final Cut Pro 4, introduces RT Extreme for real-time compositing and effects, powerful new interface customization tools, new high-quality 8- and 10-bit uncompressed formats, and for the first time in an editing system costing less than $100,000, full 32-bit floating point per channel video processing. Final Cut Pro 4 also includes three completely new integrated applications: LiveType for advanced titling, Soundtrack for music creation and Compressor for full-featured batch transcoding. Video that's edited with the tool can be outputted to any professional video format: TV, VCR, computer monitor, or the Web (in the form of Web streaming media). Final Cut Pro 4 for Max OS X: Visual QuickPro Guide introduces video producers to the comprehensive set of tools available in the video-editing tool. Step-by-step instructions lead readers through the basics and quickly into more advanced projects in video editing. All the important features of the application are covered in detail: the easy-to-use interface, plug-and-play capability, as well as a host of other features and tools that enhance workflow and productivity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321162236
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
10/10/2003
Series:
Visual QuickPro Guide Series
Pages:
776
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Brenneis is the author of three previous editions of Final Cut Pro for Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide, the best-selling Final Cut Pro book. She has served as a teacher, author, panelist, virtual theater performer, 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, and Mattel.

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