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Apple Pro Training Series : Final Cut Pro X



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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 2/20/2013.
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Revised for Final Cut Pro X 10.0.7 and featuring compelling footage, this best-selling, Apple-certified guide provides a strong foundation in all aspects of video editing. Renowned author Diana Weynand starts with basic video editing techniques and takes readers all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful features. This Second Editioncovers the latest terminology and interface changes including those to the Viewer, Toolbar, Timeline, and menus. Coverage of new and enhanced features includes compound clips, multichannel audio editing, and exporting roles. Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of video editing and finishing, using professional-quality and broadcast footage. DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files for over 40 hours of training Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional, real-world projects Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts help you master techniques fast Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time Chapter review questions summarize what you've learned and prepare you for the Apple Certified Pro Exam

Author Biography

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 RealWorld. She is the author of five best-selling books on Final CutPro (including Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors and Final Cut Express HD), and the co-author of Secrets of Videoblogging and How Video Works.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Preparing to Edit in Final Cut Pro X
Lesson 1 Exploring the Interface
Lesson 2 Importing Media
Lesson 3 Organizing Clips in an Event
Crafting the Story
Lesson 4 Building the Rough Cut
Lesson 5 Finishing the Rough Cut
Lesson 6 Fine-Tuning the Rough Cut
Completing the Cut
Lesson 7 Applying Transitions
Lesson 8 Working with Sound
Lesson 9 Working with Titles, Generators, and Themes
Applying Effects and Finishing
Lesson 10 Retiming and Transforming Clips
Lesson 11 Applying Effects and Enhancing Color
Lesson 12 Sharing Your Project
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