Final Cut Pro 3 Editing Workshop

Final Cut Pro 3 Editing Workshop

by Tom Wolsky

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Overview

Final Cut Pro 3 Editing Workshop by Tom Wolsky

Final Cut Pro 4 Editing Essentials complements Apple's software documentation with a series of tutorials that teach readers the rudiments of editing with FCP 4. All of the necessary materials, including raw video footage and sequences, detailed instructions, tips, and principles taught in film schools, guide the reader to a working knowledge of the art and technique of editing. The companion DVD includes raw video material for the reader to use with the tutorials.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136061653
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 598
File size: 35 MB
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About the Author

Tom Wolsky is an honors graduate of the London School of Film Technique with nearly 40 years of professional experience spanning film, tape, and digital production. Tom operates an independent studio, South Coast Productions. He also teaches for Apple Computer and for the Digital Media Academy and serves as a forum leader on creativecow.net

Table of Contents

Reviewers' Commentsiv
Introductionxi
Acknowledgmentsxvi
Lesson 1Installing Final Cut Pro 31
What You Really Need2
Loading What You Need3
Installing Final Cut Pro 3 for Mac OS X12
Welcome to Mac OS X16
Users19
Memory: How Much and What Kind21
Real-time Editing23
Monitors25
Speakers25
Firing Up the Application25
Understanding the Interface27
Browser31
Viewer43
Exploring the Canvas49
Timeline Window51
Summary53
Lesson 2Getting Your Material into Final Cut Pro55
Setting Up a New Project57
General Preferences58
User Mode64
Timeline Options65
Labels67
External Editors67
Scratch Disks68
Audio/Video Settings71
Sequence Presets74
Capture Presets83
Device Control87
External Video91
Log and Capture91
Strategies for Capturing97
Tools103
Summary105
Lesson 3Cutting Up Those Shots107
Loading the Lesson107
Slice and Dice111
DV Start/Stop Detection122
Organizing the Clips126
Look Before You Cut131
Making Selects133
Media Manager138
Summary141
Lesson 4Editing Basics: Building Your Sequence143
Loading the Lesson143
Setting up the Project145
Working with the Clips146
The Canvas Edit Overlay148
Let's Start Editing161
The Trim Tools168
Summary176
Lesson 5Adding Transitions177
Loading the Lesson177
Setting up the Project178
Applying Transitions179
Rendering188
Controlling Transitions197
Transition Editor198
Using Transitions200
3D Simulation201
Dissolve204
FXScript DVE's207
Iris221
Map224
QuickTime225
Slide231
Stretch233
Wipe233
Conclusion238
Lesson 6Advanced Editing: Using Sound241
Loading the Lesson242
The Split Edit243
Backtiming254
Controlling Audio Levels265
Voice Over272
Summary277
Lesson 7Advanced Editing: The Moment279
Loading the Lesson280
Editing Forms281
Summary308
Lesson 8Adding Titles311
Loading the Lesson312
Setting up the Project313
Text Generator313
Nesting334
Title 3D340
Title Crawl349
Photoshop Titles350
Summary361
Lesson 9Animating Images363
Loading the Lesson363
Motion Window364
Straight Motion370
Curved Motion371
Crop376
Distort377
Opacity379
Drop Shadow380
Motion Blur381
Pan and Scan382
Scaling Text Files385
Split Screen385
Chasing Stills386
Brady Bunch Open389
Picture in Picture399
Lesson 10Color Correction401
Loading the Lesson402
Applying Video Filters402
Video Scopes404
Color Correction413
Keying428
Summary434
Lesson 11Adding Special Effects Filters435
Loading the Lesson436
Blur438
Border442
Channel442
Color Correction446
Distort446
FXScript DVE's452
FXScript Layered DVE's466
Image Control472
Matte473
Perspective483
QuickTime486
Sharpen492
Stylize493
Video496
Summary503
Lesson 12Compositing509
Loading the Lesson510
Generators510
Compositing Modes514
Travel Mattes520
Lesson 13Outputting from Final Cut Pro549
Record to Tape550
Print to Video550
Edit to Tape551
Export554
Final Cut Pro Movie556
QuickTime558
Audio Export562
Export Audio to OMF563
Batch List565
EDL567
Batch Export568
Summary570
Index571
What's on the CD-ROM?590

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