In this highly visual, full colour book Rick Young covers all the essential areas: set-up, capture, editing, sound mixing and print to video. Start cutting immediately, whatever you edit, whatever the format. An ideal introduction for professionals, new users and real-world film makers who want to get the best results from Final Cut Pro.
Rick Young (www.digitalproduction.net) is a freelance television director and editor with many years of broadcast experience.
About the Author
Director and Founding Member of the UK Final Cut Pro User Group and an Apple Solutions Expert. A freelance television director and editor with many years of broadcast experience, including work for the BBC, Sky, ITN, CNBC and Reuters. Also a Final Cut Pro Consultant, Rick has attended numerous UK and US exhibitions, is a liaison to the US FCP user groups, and author of the best-selling series The Focal Easy Guides to Final Cut Pro.
Table of Contents
Set-Up: Hardware set-up; Loading the software; Easy set-up; Interface: The interface; Arranging the interface; Setting a custom layout; Capturing Media: Capturing media; Setting scratch disks; Deck control; Methods of capture; Capture clip; Caputre now; Batch capture; Importing music from cd; Saving projects; Organising Clips: Scene detection; Viewing clips; Working with bins; Thumbnails; Search facility; Editing: Editing; Inset/overwrite editing; Getting started with editing; Distinguishing between insert/overwrite; Three point editing; Modifying "in" and "out" points; Directing the flow of audio/video; Locking tracks; Tools essential to the editing process; Linked/unlinked selection; Moving edits in the timeline; Cut, copy, paste; Snapping and skipping between shots; The razorblade tool; Magnifier tool; Bringing clips back into sync; Creating new sequence; Slow/fast motion; Rendering; Rendering and final cut pro; Extending/reducing clips by dragging; Freeze frame; Match frame editing; Split ends; Subclips; Drag and drop editing; The Interface In Detail: Useful tips about the interface; Effects: Effects; Applying transitions; Changing the duration of transitions; Applying filters; Titling; Boris calligraphy; Audio: Working with audio; Adjusting audio levels; Adding sound fades; Adding audio cross fades; Isolating a single track; Printing To Video: Printing to video; Killer Features: Killer features - final cut pro 3; Real-time effects; Offline rt; Voice overtool; Colour correction; Welcome additions; Burning DVDs: DVD authoring for the masses; Working with idvd; Working with folders; Previewing you dvd; Burning the dvd; OSX: A word about osx.