Final Cut Pro 7 Visual QuickPro Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/3/2009
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press

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Newly updated for Final Cut Pro 7, this Visual QuickPro Guide is hands-down one of the most sought out books on Apple's non-linear editing system. An undisputed master of the digital video medium, Lisa Brenneis once again demystifies the complexities of the program with her straightforward approach that uses tasked-based, step-by-step instructions and loads of visuals and time-saving tips.

Busy professionals and newcomers alike will appreciate that they can quickly find and learn tasks specific to their needs, benefiting from the award-winning Visual QuickPro style.

Topics covered include essential editing tasks and media-management strategies, transitions, effects and filters, rendering options, and much more. It includes coverage of new features such as the new speed tools, iChat theater support, and additional export options via the new Share menu, for delivering content to multiple devices including iPhone, iPod, and MobileMe.

This is a must-have reference for anyone wanting to learn to use Final Cut Pro, whether they are new to the program or are upgrading.

Author Biography

Lisa Brenneis is the author of all previous editions of this best-selling reference to Final Cut Pro, as well as all editions of Final Cut Express: Visual QuickStart Guide. Her production credits range from educational films cut on 16mm film to interactive digital media developed for cutting-edge formats that no one can play anymore.
She’s worked on video games, documentaries, museum exhibits, music videos, and laser light shows. Her clients have included Disney, MCA/Universal, the Getty Museum, the Library of Congress, the International Olympic Committee, and Mattel, among others. Lisa’s video documentary, Eat at Bill’s: Life in the Monterey Market, has been selected for the 2009 American Documentary Showcase and is airing as part of the PBS series “Natural Heroes.”

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Welcome to Final Cut Pro
Chapter 2: Installing and Setting Up
Chapter 3: Presets and Preferences
Chapter 4: Projects, Sequences, and Clips
Chapter 5: Capturing Video
Chapter 6: Importing Digital Media
Chapter 7: Organizing Clips in the Browser
Chapter 8: Working with Clips in the Viewer
Chapter 9: Basic Editing
Chapter 10: Editing in the Timeline and the Canvas
Chapter 11: Fine Cut: Trimming Edits
Chapter 12: Audio Tools and Techniques
Chapter 13: Creating Transitions
Chapter 14: Compositing and Effects Overview
Chapter 15: Motion Effects
Chapter 16: Filters and Compositing
Chapter 17: Titles and Generators
Chapter 18: Real Time and Rendering
Chapter 19: Creating Final Output
Chapter 20: Managing Complex Projects
Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts

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Great guide for beginners April 6, 2011
I have to admit that I was very impressed by the amount of information in this textbook, yet how easy it was to find exactly what I was looking for. As an intermediate editor, this textbook was a great resource that covered the basics as well as some things I had never tried before. While serious editors may want to lean toward the official guide by Apple, this is a great resource for those of us who just want a quick reference book for sticky situations, or just want to expand their knowledge without Apple certification.
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