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Final Cut Pro 6 for News and Sports Quick-Reference Guide

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Broadcast editors work with deadlines that are the most demanding in the field. To help you meet those deadlines and learn to use Final Cut Pro at the same time, this easy look-up guide focuses on the essential components that you need to get your stories done quickly and with high quality. For editing everything from voiceovers to sports and news packages, you’ll get tips for efficient setup, customization, and trimming techniques. You’ll learn the best methods for making audio adjustments, how to use common ...
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Overview

Broadcast editors work with deadlines that are the most demanding in the field. To help you meet those deadlines and learn to use Final Cut Pro at the same time, this easy look-up guide focuses on the essential components that you need to get your stories done quickly and with high quality. For editing everything from voiceovers to sports and news packages, you’ll get tips for efficient setup, customization, and trimming techniques. You’ll learn the best methods for making audio adjustments, how to use common transitions and effects, splice in fat and tight bites, cover narration with B-Roll, and prepare a story for delivery.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321514233
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Apple Pro Training Series
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Joseph Torelli has worked in the broadcast news business for over thirty years, first as editor and cameraman for NBC News and later as Chief Editor—Broadcast at Avid Technology. He received the prestigious J. Winton Lemen Fellowship Award from the National Press Photographers Association for his outstanding work in the development of non-linear video editing systems for TV news operations and his commitment to the NPPA, photojournalists, and photojournalism. He currently oversees the implementation of Apple server-based production tools by major broadcasters and studios.

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Table of Contents


A Quick Tour of Final Cut Pro     1
Interface Overview     2
The Browser     3
The Viewer     6
The Canvas     7
The Timeline     8
Tool Palette     9
Audio Meters     10
Initial Setup     11
Choosing a Format     14
Log and Transfer from Tapeless Media     19
Overview of Tapeless Acquisition Devices     19
Panasonic P2     36
Ikegami Editcam     43
Focus Enhancements FireStore     45
Log and Capture from Videotape     47
Logging Videotape Prior to Capture     48
Preparing to Capture from Videotape     49
Capturing from Videotape     54
Viewing Media with Final Cut Server     57
The Producer or Reporter's Workflow     58
The Editor's Workflow     62
Editing Simple Voiceovers     65
Storyboard Edit     66
Rearrange in the Timeline     69
Using the Viewer with Clips from Videotape     72
Using the Viewer with Tapeless Media     73
Topping and Tailing     73
Simple Audio Adjustments     79
Audio Cross Fades     85
Adding Dissolves     88
Fixing Material     90
Fast Package Editing     91
Organizing for the Edit     91
Laying Out the Story     92
Adding B-roll     103
Backtiming     109
Padding the End of a Sequence     110
Opening for NATSOT     112
Natural Sound "Pops"     115
Video Effects and Rendering     119
Finishing     119
Basic Fixes     121
Motion Effects     121
Fixing White Balance     127
Blurring a Subject     128
Highlighting a Subject     133
Resize     134
Adding Other Effects     136
Image Stabilization-SmoothCam     137
Audio Equalization     138
Delivering the Story     141
Preparing for Air     141
Live to Air     147
Playback to Tape     148
Remote Story Delivery     148
Customization Overview     173
Creating Keyboard Shortcuts     173
Configuring Button Bars     176
Customizing the Window Layout      179
Index     182
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