Jerry Hofmann on Final Cut Pro 4

     
   
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Jerry Hofmann on Final Cut Pro 4
By Jerry  Hofmann
 
Publisher : New Riders Publishing
Pub Date : October 17, 2003
ISBN : 0-7357-1281-6
Pages : 600
Slots : 1.0    


Final Cut Pro is the only nonlinear editing tool available that supports the entire range of editing formats. Jerry Hofmann on Final Cut Pro is broken up into a collection of hands-on seminars that focus on teaching a specific aspect of Final Cut Pro. Dealing with version 4, each seminar begins with a lesson that covers the concepts and techniques contained in that seminar. Hofmann then guides the reader step-by-step by applying those concepts and techniques to edit an award winning short film, The Midnight Sun. With this book, users will learn to convert footage from many different sources, manage their footage, edit the content, adjust sound, and output to different sources. If the reader chooses to work through the book cover-to-cover, they will put together an entire short film that includes basic editing, audio, compositing, and various effects. However, if readers just wishes to learn a specific aspect of Final Cut Pro, they will be able to go right to the seminar that covers it, open the source files from the DVD, and pick it right up.

 
     
   
  Table of Contents
  Index
  Examples
                      
Jerry Hofmann on Final Cut Pro 4
By Jerry  Hofmann
 
Publisher : New Riders Publishing
Pub Date : October 17, 2003
ISBN : 0-7357-1281-6
Pages : 600
Slots : 1.0    
Copyright
      About the Author
      About the Technical Reviewers
      Acknowledgments
      Tell Us What You Think
      Foreword
      Preface
      Introduction
        What Is Nonlinear Editing?
        A Little History on the Art of Filmmaking
        Files Created and Used by Final Cut Pro
        The Overall Process of Editing in Final Cut Pro
        About the Project
        Storytelling Without Much Dialog
        Who Is This Book For and How Do You Use It?
        What's on the DVD
      Chapter 1.   Essential Equipment
        Minimum System Requirements
        Editing in DV ( NTSC and/or PAL )
        Additional Equipment to Think About
        Higher-Quality Video Editing
        Which Setup Is Best?
        Workshop 1: Set Up and Double-Check Your System
      Chapter 2.   Specifying Setups, Settings, Presets, and Preferences
        About All Those Resolutions
        Easy Setups
        Setting User Preferences
        Changing System Settings
        Changing Settings Using the Audio/Video Settings
        Workshop 2: Investigate the Settings
      Chapter 3.   Understanding Final Cut Pro's Interface: An Overview
        Activating Windows
        The Browser Window
        The Viewer Window
        The Canvas Window
        The Timeline Window
        The Tools Palette
        Workshop 3: Load the First Project and Become Familiar with the Navigational Controls and Window Arrangement
      Chapter 4.   Organization and Basic Editing
        The Editing Workflow
        Organizing Source Clips
        Setting In Points and Out Points
        Making Subclips and Their Properties
        Alternative Methods of Organizing Material
        Workshop 4: Organize and Begin Picking Shots
      Chapter 5.   Basic Editing
        Making Basic Edits
        Adding Transitions
        Working with Clip Overlays
        Working with Snapping
        Using Undo and Redo
        Workshop 5: Edit Your Subclips into a Sequence and Add Transitional Effects
      Chapter 6.   Audio Editing
        Audio File Formats
        Audio Mixing
        Real-Time Audio Mixing
        Examining an Audio-Only Clip
        Audio Transitions
        Workshop 6: Finish Editing Scene 1
      Chapter 7.   Advanced Trimming: Beyond the Razor Blade
        The Trim Edit Window
        Slipping and Sliding Clips in the Sequence
        Workshop 7: Use More-Advanced Trimming
      Chapter 8.   Audio Filters, Timeline Editing, and Keeping Sync
        Audio Filters
        Editing in the Timeline Window
        Linking and Merging Audio and Video Clips
        Syncing Issues
        Workshop 8: Finish Scene 2 and Edit Scene 3
      Chapter 9.   Using Markers
        Understanding the Use of Markers
        Using Timeline and Canvas Window Markers
        Workshop 9: Experiment with Markers
      Chapter 10.   Putting a Workflow Together
        The Basic Workflow
        The Best Workflow
        Workshop 10: Edit Scene 9
      Chapter 11.   Video Filter Effects and Basic Compositing
        Effects Editing
        Composites and Renders
        Video Filters
        Using the Video Scopes and Color -Correction Tools
        Real-Time Previewing
        Workshop 11: Work with Composites
      Chapter 12.   Using the Title Tools and the Motion Tab
        The Title Generators
        Using Fonts
        The Text Generators
        The Calligraphy Title Tools
        Using Title Safe
        Using the Motion Tab
        Using Basic Motion
        Workshop 12: Create Titles
      Chapter 13.   Working with Advanced Composites, Nests, and Exported QuickTime Movies
        Working with Composite Modes
        Working with Nests
        Working with Exported QuickTime Movies
        Workshop 13: Create Advanced Composites
      Chapter 14.   Managing Large Projects
        Media Management
        Organizing a Large Project
        Using Final Cut Pro's Media Management Features
        Workshop 14: Add the Effects to Sequence 1
        Conclusion
      Appendix A.   Capturing Footage
        Using the Log and Capture Window
        Log and Capture Strategy
        Making Sure You Are Set to Capture with the Proper Device Control
      Appendix B.   Output Options: Videotape, DVDs, and the Web
        Viewing Video Externally and Recording It
        Using the Print to Video Command
        Using the Edit to Tape Command
        Outputting for the Web: Compressor and DVDs
        Preparing Your Video for iDVD
        Preparing Your Video for DVD Studio Pro
      Appendix C.   Solving Common Problems
        System Problems and Playback Problems
        Problems with Video Devices
        Problems Playing Back Your Media
        Broken Timecode
        When All Else Fails
      Appendix D.   Keyboard Shortcuts
        General Shortcuts
        Select, Copy, Cut, and Paste
        Activating Windows
        Activating Tools
        Navigation
        Finding Items
        Special Timeline Views
        Editing
        Logging and Capturing
        Special Commands
        Markers
        Other Tools
      Appendix E.   Other Resources
        Websites, Discussion Groups, and User Groups
        Related Sites
        Online Reading About Digital Video on CD and DVD
        Hardware Manufacturers
        Specialized and Third-Party Equipment and Software
        Software Companies
        More Free Stuff
      Appendix F.   Video Filters List
        Blur Filters
        Border Filters
        Channel Filters
        Color Correction Filters
        Distort Filters
        Image Control Filters
        Key Filters
        Matte Filters
        Perspective Filters
        Sharpen Filters
        Stylize Filters
        Video Filters
      Appendix G.   What's on the DVD
        System Requirements
        Loading the DVD Files
        Exercise Files
        Third-Party Programs
        Read This Before Opening the Software
      Index