As the first volume in Lynda Weinman's acclaimed HOT (Hands-On Training) series to cover Apple's video editing powerhouse, this is the guide you've been waiting for! In these pages, you'll find a series of hands-on tutorials that guide you through all stages of editing video with Final Cut Pro HD. As you follow the book's step-by-step instructions (using the lesson files included on the accompanying CD), you'll quickly progress through Final Cut Pro basics and on to more advanced topics like creating transitions and motion effects, correcting color, and choosing among filter and rendering options. In the process, you'll learn about all of the program's most important features, including those new to HD: the revolutionary ability to edit HD video over FireWire (no extra cables required!); real-time color correction; the ability to toggle between full-resolution, high-quality playback and preview mode; and more! Fun, project-based lessons; an engaging writing style; and a DVD packed with lesson files make quick work of Final Cut Pro HD.