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Final Cut Pro X for iMovie and Final Cut Express Users: Making the Creative Leap

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Are you an iMovie or Final Cut Express user ready to make the jump to Final Cut Pro? If so, look no further.

Description

Tom Wolsky, Senior Instructor at Digital Media Academy, Certified Final Cut Pro Trainer.

Market: iMovie and Final Cut Express users looking to make the jump to Final Cut Pro

Key Features:

* Accessible and easy to follow transition guide from one of the top Apple trainers in the world provides a smooth, pain-free transition for Final Cut Express and iMovie making the jump to Final Cut Pro X
* Step-by-step tutorials provide you with practical, hands-on experience as you get up to speed
* FCPXbook.com, the book’s companion site, has project files for you to practice with and will provide updates as the software evolves

Updates and addendum for the new version of FCPX (10.0.3) are available on the companion website, fcpxbook.com.

Are you an iMovie or Final Cut Express user ready to make the jump to Final Cut Pro? If so, look no further.

Take your movies to the next level with this easy-to-follow, hand-on guide from one of the preeminent Apple trainers in the world today. Author Tom Wolsky starts with the basics of Final Cut Pro X, allowing you to easily make the leap from Final Cut Express or iMovie, then gradually introduces you to more complex techniques with step-by-step tutorials. Tom specifically shows you how certain techniques and concepts you utilized in iMovie and Final Cut Express translate to Final Cut Pro.

More than a button-pushing manual, this editing workshop gives your firsthand experience with the art and technique of editing with Final Cut Pro. It includes in-depth information on the application’s features, interface elements, and tools. You will develop a working knowledge of the principles and methods taught in film schools with tutorials that covers the essentials:

. Nuances of system set-up to ensure smooth operation

. Getting your tape-based and file-based AVCHD and DSLR media into Final Cut Pro and getting it organized

. Editing to build and trim a sequence of shots

. Working with audio, split edits, back-timing and level control

. Adding transitions

. Final Cut Pro titling tools

. Color correction, image animation, and special effects

. Compositing to enhance your projects

. Outputting your material

Contents:

LESSON 1: Getting Started

LESSON 2: The Interface

LESSON 3: Preferences & Importing

LESSON 4: Organization

LESSON 5: Editing Basics: The Edit Functions

LESSON 6: Advanced Editing: Trimming

LESSON 7: Working With Audio

LESSON 8: Adding Transitions

LESSON 9: Basic Titles

LESSON 10: Adding Effects

LESSON 11: Color Correction

LESSON 12: Animating Images

LESSON 13: Compositing

LESSON 14: Outputting from Final Cut Pro

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