Apple Pro Training Series Final Cut Express HD


book cover
Apple Pro Training Series Final Cut Express HD
By Diana Weynand
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: June 12, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-33533-3
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-33533-3
Pages: 512
 

Table of Contents  | Index
overview

The only Apple-authorized guide to Final Cut Express HD 3.5, this book delivers the techniques you need to make movie magic with DV or HDV footage. Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of video editing and finishing, with hands-on projects to complete as you go. All the files you need are on the included DVD-ROM. You'll learn how to make effective edits and adjust them precisely; create polished transitions and sophisticated composites; add audio tracks, titles, and speed and motion effects; then color-correct and finish your video for export to DVD or the Web. Whether you're a student, a devoted amateur who's serious about digital video, or a professional who needs a comprehensive editing program for your home computer, you'll find everything you need to learn Final Cut Express HD 3.5 within the pages of this book. DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files for over 20 hours of training.



book cover
Apple Pro Training Series Final Cut Express HD
By Diana Weynand
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: June 12, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-33533-3
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-33533-3
Pages: 512
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Acknowledgments
   Getting Started
      The Methodology
      Final Cut Express Book Files
      Reconnecting Media
      Loading Software
      About the Apple Pro Training Series
      System Requirements
      Resources
   Lesson 1.  Covering the Basics
      Working with Finder Windows
      Working with the Dock
      Adding Final Cut Express HD to the Dock
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 2.  Editing Video
      Preparing the Lesson
      Working with DV and HD
      Working with QuickTime
      Shooting Terminology
      Understanding Nonlinear Editing
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 3.  Working with a Project
      Launching Final Cut Express HD
      The Final Cut Express HD Interface
      Menus, Shortcuts, and the Mouse
      Working with Projects in the Browser
      Changing Window Layout
      Working with Bins
      Quitting and Hiding Final Cut Express HD
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 4.  Working in the Timeline
      Preparing the Project
      The Timeline and the Canvas
      Playing a Sequence in the Timeline
      Working with Timeline Tracks
      Playing the Sequence from the Canvas
      Saving and Quitting
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 5.  Working in the Viewer
      Opening Your Project File
      Preparing the Project
      Viewing Clips
      Marking Clips
      Viewing Edit Points
      Saving and Quitting
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 6.  Making Edits
      Preparing the Project
      Working with Sequences
      Making Overwrite Edits
      Backing Up Sequences
      Inserting Clips
      Adding Music
      Saving and Quitting
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 7.  Editing to the Timeline
      Preparing the Project
      Manipulating Clips in the Timeline
      Drag-and-Drop Editing Basics
      Dragging to the Timeline
      Saving and Quitting
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 8.  Other Editing Options
      Preparing the Project
      Building a Sound Track
      Marking in the Timeline
      Replacing Edits
      Deleting Clips and Gaps
      Storyboard Editing
      Saving and Quitting
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 9.  Trimming an Edit Point
      Preparing the Project
      Trimming
      Dragging Edit Points
      Rippling Edits
      Extending an Edit
      Trimming in the Viewer
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 10.  Fine-Tuning Edit Points
      Preparing the Project
      Trimming Two Edit Points
      Slipping Clip Content
      Rolling Edit Points
      Sliding Clips
      Dragging to Reposition a Clip
      Saving and Quitting
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 11.  Customizing Your Project
      Preparing the Project
      Organizing Browser Information
      Saving and Recalling Window Layouts
      Using Button Bars
      Working with Master Clips
      Working with Subclips
      Working with Markers
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 12.  Capturing Digital Video
      Preparing the Project
      Connecting Sources for Capture
      Previewing and Marking Your Source
      Logging Your Clips
      Capturing Options
      Choosing Preferences and System Settings
      Saving and Quitting
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 13.  Working with Audio
      Preparing the Project
      Hearing, Seeing, and Selecting Audio
      Adjusting Audio in the Timeline
      Adjusting Audio in the Viewer
      Making an Audio-Only Edit
      Using the Voice Over Tool
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 14.  Applying Audio and Video Transitions
      Preparing the Project
      Understanding Transitions
      Applying Audio Transitions
      Applying Video Transitions
      Using the Transition Editor
      Working with Wipe Transitions
      Rendering Transitions
      Applying Other Video Transitions
      Saving a Favorite Transition
      Advanced Editing Techniques
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 15.  Adding Titles and Other Items
      Preparing the Project
      Working with Video Generators
      Creating Text Edits
      Adding a Title over a Background
      Adding a Lower Third
      Outlining Text
      Creating a Credit Roll
      Lesson Review
   Lesson 16.  Finishing Your Project
      Preparing the Project
      Importing and Connecting Footage
      Adding Finishing Touches
      Exporting Sequences and Clips
      Outputting to Tape
      Recapturing a Project
      Lesson Review
   Index