The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X

Author: Rick Young

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317664388

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

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Master invaluable workflow tips that will allow you to tap into the full power of Final Cut Pro X and achieve results quickly, regardless of your skill level. Rick Young’s Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X, Second Edition is the ultimate mentor for getting up and running with Apple’s professional editing software. In this step-by-step, full-color guide, Young clearly explains the key concepts and vital knowledge you need to edit your project from start to finish, providing clear, time-saving instruction on producing and outputting using Final Cut Pro X. This new edition has been updated to include: A thorough introduction to Final Cut Pro X and the philosophy by which the software works Coverage of the complete postproduction process, including setup, importing, editing, audio, effects, and output Additional sections on Multicam Editing, working with Proxies, and effective media management of Libraries Instruction on encoding, distributing, and archiving your completed projects A companion website (www.focalpress.com/9781138785533) featuring downloadable video footage that you can edit using the techniques covered in the book Packed with tutorials and real-world examples, The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X, Second Edition will take you through the ins and outs of the software and have you editing and outputting your movies in no time! Written for Final Cut Pro X version 10.1.3 and beyond.

The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X

Author: Rick Young

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136038175

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

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Rick Young's Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro is the ultimate guide to getting up and running with Apple's professional editing software. Full of information relevant to both new users and professionals, this book wastes no time in teaching all the vital knowledge needed to edit your project from start to finish using Final Cut Pro. All the key features and essential techniques are presented in this easy to understand, full-color book. When time is of the essence, less is more. Learn invaluable workflow tips which show you how to tap into the full power of Final Cut Pro, whichever version of the program you are using. All the essential areas are covered: *System Set-up * Capture * Editing * Audio Mixing * Effects * Output * Media * Management, and more This latest edition also features new sections specific to Final Cut Pro X, including (to be updated post announcement): effective ways to edit HDV * working with P2 media * encoding using Compressor 2 * accessing the Master Templates * using Apple's ProRes 422 codec. Praised by industry professionals, educators, and independent filmmakers, the Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro has earned a solid reputation as being the absolute best book on the market for those wishing to get up to speed with Final Cut Pro quickly.

The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 6

Author: Rick Young

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136060138

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Software packages are complex. Software books don't need to be. Simplify your life with The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro! This concise, full-color book lives up to its name by paring down the software to its essentials. You learn the key features and essential workflow to get you up and running in no time. With this book you can start cutting immediately, whatever you edit, whatever the format. This is an ideal introduction whether you are a professional moving over to Final Cut Pro from another package or system, a new user, or just someone who wants to get the best results from Final Cut Pro, fast!

Final Cut Pro X

Making the Transition

Author: Larry Jordan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780321811264

Category: Computers

Page: 339

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The essential guide to getting up-and-running on the groundbreaking new version of Final Cut Pro for intermediate users • •Teaches not just the functions of this new, re-engineered version of Final Cut Pro, but also gives insights into the best editing practices. •In-the-trenches guide written by one of the most popular Final Cut Pro trainers in the industry. •Written especially for users familiar with another non-linear editor, making this a unique approach to the program. Final Cut Pro X has literally rocked the film and video-editing world by completely re-imagining the inherent concepts of nonlinear editing. For many editors and users of the previous versions of Final Cut Pro, it is like starting anew and learning a brand-new program. Those experienced with previous versions of Final Cut and other non-linear editors such as iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Avid Media Composer already understand the basic concepts of editing and are now looking for a quick guide to getting started. In this useful, cut-to-the-chase guide to the program, popular trainer and Final Cut guru Larry Jordan takes these experienced users through all the components of the software, from importing footage and organizing media to export and sharing. Along the way, they'll learn the best ways to edit footage and add transitions, effects, and filters, do basic color correcting, work with audio, and utilize a variety of HD workflow techniques, to name a few. Within a weekend, users will learn the best ways to start editing in this groundbreaking program in this must-have guide.

Final Cut Pro X for IMovie and Final Cut Express Users

Making the Creative Leap

Author: Tom Wolsky

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240823664

Category: Art

Page: 382

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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 * 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

Apple Motion 5 Cookbook

Author: Nick Harauz

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849693811

Category: Computers

Page: 416

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Step-by-step, practical recipes to build simple and complex Motion Graphics with Motion 5"Apple Motion 5 Cookbook" is designed for Final Cut Pro X video editors and Motion 5 users looking to gain more knowledge of how Motion works, and to get more of a 'WOW' factor in projects. It's also aimed at designers and motion designers alike, who are looking to build on their skillsets.

The Craft of the Cut

The Final Cut Pro X Editor's Handbook

Author: Mark Riley,Marios Chirtou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119961521

Category: Photography

Page: 384

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The art of professional video editing Although technology is rapidly evolving, it is still complicated to edit video. This unique book not only teaches you the art of professional editing, it also gives you authentic professional experience. You'll be guided through a typical industry production workflow; you'll have access to raw footage, including alternate takes of each scene from a professional short film; and you'll make your own decisions. By the book's end, you'll have completed your own version of a film. It's the perfect primer for aspiring editors who want to ascend to industry-level positions. Immerses you in the actual experience of editing a film, from video rushes to the shooting script and continuity notes Provides actual media, including alternate takes, and you make all the decisions Walks you through the post-production of a professional short film; by the book's end, you will have acquired the skills to complete your own version of the film Shows you how to use Final Cut Pro X as part of the production process The Craft of the Cut goes deep inside the world of professional video editing and equips you with skills for professional-level editing. The Craft of the Cut project and media files will work with all the versions of Final Cut Pro X (10.0, 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3) but may need updating depending on the version of Final Cut Pro X you are using. For further instructions on how to update these files for your version of Final Cut Pro X please download the READ ME FIRST (NEW).pdf book. Ebook readers can access the READ ME FIRST (NEW).pdf by using the link provided in the front matter of the ebook and hardcopy readers can access the READ ME FIRST (NEW).pdf using the link provided on the main page of Appendix B 'Whats on the DVD".

Final Cut Pro Workflows

The Independent Studio Handbook

Author: Jason Osder,Robbie Carman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136060294

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Today's digital production tools empower the small team to produce multimedia projects that formerly required large teams. Orchestrating a production requires more than proficiency with the postproduction tools. Final Cut Pro Workflows: The Independent Studio Handbook offers a cookbook of postproduction workflows that teams can follow to deliver an array of products to their clients. It describes appropriate postproduction workflows, team roles and responsibilities, and required equipment for some of the most common media productions. Combining the wisdom of traditional roles and responsibilities with an understanding of how FCP facilitates a new flexibility where these roles/responsibilities can be redistributed, this book sheds light on workflow processes and responsibilities, and includes 7 real-world workflows from a diverse range of projects: * Money-Saving Digital Video Archive * Long-Form Documentary with Mixed Sources * Web-Based Viewing and Ordering System * 30-Second Spot for Broadcast * Multi-Part TV Series with Multiple Editors * DVD Educational Supplement * Music Video with Multi-Cam Editing and Multiple Outputs The book also provides access to a companion website that features additional electronic chapters focusing on Final Cut Server, Apple's powerful new media asset management and workflow automation software. Written with a unique iconography to better convey key points and applicable to all levels of FCP users, Final Cut Pro Workflows: The Independent Studio Handbook is a vital reference tool for every postproduction house.

Digital Video Editing with Final Cut Express

The Real-World Guide to Set Up and Workflow

Author: Charles Roberts

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136070052

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

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Suitable for those new to nonlinear editing as well as experienced editors new to Final Cut Express, this book is an introduction to Apple's editing software package and the digital video format in general. You will come away with not only an in-depth knowledge of how to use Final Cut Express, but also a deeper understanding of the craft of editing and the underlying technical processes that will serve you well in future projects. Workflow, editing techniques, compositing, special effects, audio tools, and output are explained in clear, jargon-free terms. The book's emphasis is always on using Final Cut Express in the real world, and as such it is the only book to go beyond the interface to address crucial issues like proper setup, system configuration, hardware, the Mac operating system, what equipment to purchase, and troubleshooting common problems. Armed with this information, you will sidestep problems and complete projects of exceptional quality.

How to Cheat in Motion

Author: Patrick Sheffield

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136058931

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Creative solutions without the filler. That is what you get from this practical guide to enhancing your titles, motion graphics and visual effects with Motion. Step-by-step instruction is concisely described and lavishly illustrated. The companion CD shows the techniques at work so you can take them and run.

Editing Digital Film

Integrating Final Cut Pro, Avid, and Media 100

Author: Jaime Fowler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136043373

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 1960

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At long last, film and video editors are using the same systems to edit their projects, and Editing Digital Film is the guide to show them how to do it. This concise reference provides video and film editors familiar with the Avid, Media 100, and Final Cut Pro systems with crucial information they will need to edit on all three of these systems. In addition to showing film editors and directors working on DV projects how to edit for this new format, this text also clarifies the NLE process to those familiar with traditional film editing. With its focus on the essentials of integrating nonlinear editing with film, Editing Digital Film is an excellent resource for video editors wishing to edit films, and for film editors wishing to learn how films are integrated into nonlinear systems. With coverage the film cutting process, post production methods, telecine, matchback editing, HDTV, 24P, cutting DV, and all necessary tools to get the job done, this is the perfect guide for those interested in editing digital film.

The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Express

For New Users and Professionals

Author: Rick Young

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240519469

Category: Computers

Page: 157

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This highly illustrated, full color book tells you all you need to know to get up and running quickly using Apple's new digital video editing application - Final Cut Express. Rick Young shares his professional insight to ensure you get the most out of all the pro-level tools, offered at a very affordable price by Express. All the essential areas are covered: set-up; capture; editing; multi-channel sound mixing; effects creation and print to video, web or DVD, enhanced throughout by important workflow tips. This is an ideal first read, whatever you want to edit in Final Cut Express, at whatever level, as this powerful package is the answer to all your digital video needs, presenting a complete, easy to use digital laboratory for your movie creation. Rick Young (www.digitalproduction.net) is Director and Founding Member of the UK Final Cut Pro User Group and an Apple Solutions Expert. A freelance television director and editor with many years of broadcast experience, including work for the BBC, Sky, ITN, CNBC and Reuters. Also a Final Cut Pro Consultant, Rick has attended numerous UK and US exhibitions, is a liaison to the US FCP user groups, and author of the best-selling, 'The Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro'. * Achieve excellent results - fast! - with Express through Rick Young's expert teaching * Clear and concise color coverage helps you explore the full power of the program * Ideal for editors who want to learn how to push their skills to a professional level with this new, affordable package

From IMovie to Final Cut Pro X

Making the Creative Leap

Author: Tom Wolsky

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315456281

Category: Art

Page: 424

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From iMovie to Final Cut Pro X offers an accessible, introductory guide to those taking up video editing using Final Cut Pro X, especially users making the transition from iMovie, Apple’s free video software, helping aspirational and mobile filmmakers develop the skills needed to take their career to the next stage. Written by award-winning former Apple Education trainer and Final Cut Pro expert Tom Wolsky, this full-color book illuminates the key differences between these two applications and teaches users how to produce first-class results using the professional application. Wolsky also covers best practices for those working with iMovie on an iPhone or iPad and looking to move to a more advanced desktop program. Downloadable Final Cut Pro X project libraries included with the book offer readers hands-on examples of the techniques and practices discussed. Covers Final Cut Pro X 10.3.1.

The Screenwriter’s Roadmap

21 Ways to Jumpstart Your Story

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113607189X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Finally, a GPS system for screenwriters! The potentially long and arduous journey of writing a screenplay was just made easier to navigate with The Screenwriter's Roadmap. Avoid the wrong turns, dead ends, gaping p(l)otholes, and other obstacles that result in frustration , wasted time, and wasted energy. The Screenwriter's Roadmap keeps you on track and helps you reach your destination- a finished, professional quality screenplay. Neil Landau, a successful Hollywood screenwriter and script doctor with over 2 decades of experience, provides you with 21 Guideposts, that if implemented, will help you nail down your screenplay's story structure, deepen its character arcs, bolster stakes, heighten suspense, and diagnose and repair its potential weaknesses. These Guideposts are based on field-tested, in-the-trenches experiences that have been proven to work. The Guideposts are augmented by interactive exercises, end of chapter "homework" assignments, examples from the latest blockbusters, as well as over 20 interviews with some of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters and directors, including David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel), David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man, Panic Room, War of the Worlds, Angels & Demons), Melissa Rosenberg (The Twilight Saga: Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Dexter (TV)), and Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Insider, Munich, The Good Shepherd, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close). .

Adobe CS Production Premium for Final Cut Studio Editors

Author: Larry Jordan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136057412

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Put the Adobe Production Premium toolset to use throughout your production to realize astonishing efficiencies and creative opportunities. Adobe's CS tools are the perfect compliment to Final Cut Studio, with tools that improve your preproduction, production and postproduction capabilities in leaps and bounds. Move seamlessly between the toolsets -- always using the best tool for the job with the real-world practice that you get in this guide.

Final Cut Express 2

Author: Diana Weynand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780321256157

Category: Computers

Page: 627

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The only Apple-certified source for Final Cut Express 2 training. Apple's feature-rich DV editing software is designed for the complete beginner, the aspiring filmmaker, the educator and the experienced DV editor alike. The new version features RT Extreme for real-time compositing and effects, a brand-new user interface, real-time color correction tools and enhanced audio editing capabilities. You will find a comprehensive course delivered by the instructor who trains the trainers: Diana Weynand. A self-paced learning tool, as well as the approved curriculum for all Apple-certified trainers on the product, Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Express 2 offers step-by-step instruction in all aspects of the revolutionary app that's bringing professional-level editing to the masses. Each chapter represents a complete lesson--with a project to complete, a review section, and bonus exercises to reinforce the lessons. Weynand takes readers through every aspect of editing with Final Cut Express 2: editing basics, trimming, filters and effects, titling, the Voice-over tool, color correction, audio editing, outputting, and more. You can work through the book from cover to cover or they can pick just the sections that interest them most. Either way, they'll find just what they need to begin making movie magic on their Mac.

Tradigital 3ds Max

A CG Animator's Guide to Applying the Classical Principles of Animation

Author: Richard Lapidus

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136126856

Category: Art

Page: 287

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Finally bridge the gap between software-specific instruction and the world of classical animation with this easy to utilize, one-of-a-kind reference guide. With great relevance for today's digital workflows, Richard Lapidus presents innovative 3ds Max controls to the classical principles of animation like squash and stretch, anticipation, staging and more. Move beyond these fundamental techniques and explore both the emotion and technical sides of animation with character appeal and rigging. Features a robust companion web sites that include demonstrations, project files, links to further resources, available at www.tradigital3dsmax.com.

Stagecraft Fundamentals

A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production

Author: Rita Kogler Carver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351816179

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 546

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Stagecraft Fundamentals tackles every aspect of basic theatre production with Rita Kogler Carver’s signature wit and engaging voice. The history of stagecraft, safety precautions, lighting, costumes, scenery, career planning tips, and more are discussed, illustrated by beautiful color examples that both display step-by-step procedures and break with the traditionally boring black and white introductory theatre book. This third edition improves upon the last, featuring three new chapters on design for props, projection, and touring. Also included are new end-of-chapter questions and an expanded discussion on LED lighting, stage automation, digital technology, stage management, makeup, theatre management, and sound design. This is the must have introductory theatre production book.

How to Cheat in After Effects

Author: Chad Perkins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136132295

Category: Art

Page: 350

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"How to Cheat in After Effects is an easy-to-follow book that lets you in on all of the little secrets to create those commonly needed effects with ease and speed. With clear pictures illustrating the step-by-step procedures, this is the perfect tool for the arsenal of any After Effects user, from novice to advanced." - Michele Yamazaki, Vice President Marketing and Web Development Czarina, Toolfarm.com Compose eye-popping After Effects projects quickly and creatively with dozens of concise, step-by-step tutorials accompanied by vivid 4-color illustration. Covering features new to CS5 such as Freeform AE, Refine Matte, Roto Brush, and more, this book clearly explains how to perform advanced, typically time-consuming tasks in simplified, quick steps. * Create an entire 3D planet scene from scratch * Create true 3D text * Make smoke, snow, rain, chocolate, molten gold, and more from scratch with particles * Create animated growing vines * Fake a tilt shift effect, and so much more The companion DVD includes project files allowing you to work alongside the exercises in the book, as well as QuickTime movies displaying the techniques shown in the book. Chad Perkins is an award winning software trainer, as well as a filmmaker, musician, and visual effects artist. He is also the creator/owner of Movies and Computers (moviesandcomputers.com), which provides training in independent filmmaking. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor in After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere. Chad is also the author of the book The After Effects Illusionist (Focal Press, 2009).

From Still to Motion

Editing DSLR Video with Final Cut Pro X

Author: Richard Harrington,Abba Shapiro,Robbie Carman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780321811257

Category: Computers

Page: 181

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Presents instructions on editing DSLR video using Final Cut Pro X, covering such topics as setting up projects, working with synchronized sound, correcting color, and publishing productions to the Web.