Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors

Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors

by Diana Weynand
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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors by Diana Weynand

Updated for Final Cut Pro 7 and written for professional video and film editors who know their way around Avid nonlinear systems, this book shows you how to translate your skills to Final Cut Pro quickly and efficiently. Producer, editor, and Apple Certified Trainer Diana Weynand takes you through a comprehensive “translation course” covering all the essential operations, from project set-up and basic editing through transitions and effects, color correcting, compositing, titling, and output. You’ll find detailed feature comparisons, practical conversion tips, and instructions on how to use Final Cut Pro features that aren’t available in Media Composer. You’ll also learn what’s new in Final Cut Pro 7. Packed with handy features, including comparison charts, look-up tables, keyboard shortcuts, and dozens of advanced editing and workflow tips, this book will have you editing with Final Cut Pro in record time. Each chapter represents a complete lesson in a key aspect of Final Cut Pro 7 and includes a review section and list of keyboard shortcuts.

  • Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side
  • Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts help you master techniques fast
  • Chapter review sections summarize what you’ve learned


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132562997
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/14/2010
Series: Apple Pro Training
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 528
File size: 28 MB
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About the Author

Diana Weynand is an award-winning producer, director, editor, and co-founder of Weynand Training International (, an Apple Authorized Training Center and a leader in training and curriculum development for emerging technologies. Diana was supervising editor for The Barbara Walters Special, director and co-producer of the Emmy nominated PBS series, Cinematic Eye, and online editor for Real World. She is the author of four best-selling books on Final Cut Pro (including Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express HD), and the co-author of Secrets of Videoblogging and How Video Works. A well-known columnist, she also writes on High-Definition production.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Lesson 1 Projects and Interface
Lesson 2 Translating Basic Editing Skills
Lesson 3 Customizing Your Project
Lesson 4 Trimming Clips
Lesson 5 Capturing and Transferring
Lesson 6 Advanced Editing
Lesson 7 Multicam Editing
Lesson 8 Editing Sound
Lesson 9 Transitions and Effects
Lesson 10 Speed and Motion Effects
Lesson 11 Title Tool and Generators
Lesson 12 Importing and Exporting
Lesson 13 Project Management
Lesson 14 Finishing and Outputting

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