Revolutionary Final Cut Pro 3: Digital Post-Production / Edition 1

Revolutionary Final Cut Pro 3: Digital Post-Production / Edition 1

by MORGAN, George Kingsnorth, Noah Kadner, Michel Tagliati
     
 

Final Cut Pro is Apple's offering to the digital revolution, as it grabs a larger chunk of the future of the film industry. Final Cut Pro3 increases the power accessible to filmmakers from their own computers, and provides extra features previously available onlyin more expensive suites.

This book provides editors, producers, and consumers with a definitive

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Overview

Final Cut Pro is Apple's offering to the digital revolution, as it grabs a larger chunk of the future of the film industry. Final Cut Pro3 increases the power accessible to filmmakers from their own computers, and provides extra features previously available onlyin more expensive suites.

This book provides editors, producers, and consumers with a definitive guide to post-production using version 3of Final Cut Pro. It also documents four of the most popular delivery formats: Broadcast, DVD, the Internet, and film, and explains how they effect the workflow in the edit bay.

The book covers:

  • The professional features of Final Cut Pro's interface
  • The many third-party hardware/software enhancements such as Boris FX, 3DInvigorator, Contour Shuttlepro and Post-Op color-coded keyboards
  • Creating a proper EDL for film and 24p projects using Final Cut Pro 3 and such products as FilmLogic
  • How to color correct in Final Cut Pro for consistency, as well as to achieve new effects and styles
  • How to output projects for film, television, DVD and the Internet
  • Media management tools for compression and transfer, and when to use them
  • Using Offline RT for Real-time editing, both on a desktop and on a Powerbook G4
  • Creating titles with the Real-time Text generators
  • Using Real-time filters and transitions to achieve amazing effects
  • Special techniques and power-user secrets that take Final Cut Pro 3 beyond the boundaries stated by Apple (like how to accelerate RT effects on lower-end G4 machines)
  • How to program your own unique effects using the FXBuilder

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903450819
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
04/26/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.51(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.12(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
1What's New in FCP 3?7
2Looking at Post Production Workflow24
3Input Formats Explored37
4EDL Support61
5Editing Techniques77
6Better Sound than Sorry97
7System Configurations143
8The Autosave Vault159
9Filters and Effects175
10Transitions195
11FXBuilder Demystified217
12Creation of Media for DVD Studio Pro243
13Preparation of Media for Internet Delivery281
14Broadcast Standards311
15Workflow and Organizational Interfaces359
16Editing Interfaces375
17... And now for something completely different!415
AppThe Dane Hack - Improving Real-Time Capabilities of Your Mac447
Index457

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