If you're ready to get serious about editing video, this best-selling, Apple-certified guide to Final Cut Pro is the best place to start. Master trainer Diana Weynand starts with basic video editing techniques and takes you all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features, delivering comprehensive trainingthe equivalent of a five-day coursein one project-based book. Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of video editing and finishing, with hands-on projects for you to complete as you go. All the files you need are on the DVD-ROM. After getting acquainted with the software's interface, you'll learn how to mark and edit clips, insert and adjust edits, and work with clips on the timeline, before moving on to complex topics like creating transitions and motion effects, real-time color correcting, and titling techniques. Previously published as Final Cut Pro 4, this revision has been updated for the HD interface.
Publisher¿s Note If you previously purchased Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 4, there is no need to purchase this revision: All the project files and exercises in the previous edition can be used with Final Cut Pro HD.
|Series:||Apple Pro Training Series|
|Edition description:||Book & DVD-ROM|
|Product dimensions:||7.42(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.58(d)|
About the Author
Diana Weynand is a producer, editor, and director whose clients include ABC, NBC, CBS, Paramount Pictures, and Universal Pictures. She is co-owner of Weynand Training International, a training center that provides training and curriculum development services to the entertainment industry. She has worked as an online editor for ABC and as supervising editor for the Barbara Walters Specials, and received an Emmy nomination for her work on the PBS series "Cinematic Eye." Her other books include Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was my first Apple Training Series book, and it was a very good experience. Going into this I had never learned a software package, let alone a complex one, almost completely from a book, and this experience proved it possible for me. It's no-nonsense, as comprehensive as I would want as a beginner, with very few errors, and user friendly - much more so than the tutorial that came with my software. At times it was very challenging, but that's the complexity of the s/w. Pictorials may not be as colorful as in other books, but this quickly becomes a non-issue as they are more than adequate and offset by the clarity of the text.