Final Cut Pro Portable Genius

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This savvy Portable Guide shows you how to get the most from Final Cut Pro. You’ll find cool and useful tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that show you which editing technique is right for you, how to use Final Cut Pro as a sound and mixing tool, and the best ways to maximize the output of your final product.

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Overview

This savvy Portable Guide shows you how to get the most from Final Cut Pro. You’ll find cool and useful tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that show you which editing technique is right for you, how to use Final Cut Pro as a sound and mixing tool, and the best ways to maximize the output of your final product.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470387603
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/6/2008
  • Series: Portable Genius Series , #3
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,025,929
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: What Should My Mac Preferences Be?

Chapter 2: What Are the Critical Final Cut Pro Preferences?

Chapter 3: How Do I Ingest Media into Final Cut Pro?

Chapter 4: Which Editing Technique Fits My Style?

Chapter 5: How Do I Use Final Cut Pro as a Professional Sound and Mixing Tool?

Chapter 6: Which Title Tool Should I Use?

Chapter 7: How Can I Use Final Cut Pro for High- End Effects Compositing?

Chapter 8: Can I Use Final Cut Pro to Produce Complex Motion Effects?

Chapter 9: How Many Ways Can I Use Filters?

Chapter 10: How Can I Maximize the Output of My Final Cut Pro Product?

Chapter 11: How Can I Benefit from Media Management?

Index.

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  • Posted March 29, 2010

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    The initial packaging made me think it was an Apple certified product, what with the black 'genius' shirts and white backdrop. Closer inspection revealed a different producer, but the info was just as good as any Apple employee could teach.
    I tend to browse the book isles, looking for relative info and anything to give me an edge in the creativity department. Having been a video editor for some time, I've learned a few things-mostly on my own, simply through trial and error. Sure, Final Cut Pro comes with a plethora of instructional material, but the books are huge and numerous, and when it comes to training interns, "read this 500 page manual" doesn't always lead to a productive day. That's where this baby comes in to play. Small in size, and jam-packed with the basics, it's a great way to learn the ropes quickly and efficiently.
    Most Final Cut users have the adjacent programs of Live Type and Soundtrack pro, and these are included as well (no dvd pro, sorry). The book takes you through setting up your computers user settings to the FCP preferences needed, and goes as far as how to master the sound and add graphics and effects. And, of course, how to export in a decent format. As stated, I've done this for a while, and I learned a few things simply from browsing. Such as how to simplify your editing with quick-keys, and what all of those little icons in the various windows are really for.
    This book is a must have for companies wanting to invest in new-hires, and recommended for pros as well as a library addition. The price was 30 dollars (minus a membership discount-heh heh) and well worth it. {editor's note: I actually ended up giving mine away to a friend who loves it, and will buy another for myself soon.}

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