Final Cut Pro is a serious tool for serious (usually professional) video editors-a majority of whom already know the software's interface, are well-versed in editing basics, and are interested in just one thing: going as deep as possible with the software's tools and features. This is the book for them. In Apple Pro Training Series: Advanced Finishing Techniques in Final Cut Pro, noted documentary producer Ramy Katrib (DigitalFilm Tree) provides step-by-step instruction in all of the tasks real filmmakers are most interested in: using Mattes and filter effects, creating different "film looks," achieving complex transitions, working with video scopes, adjusting contrast, balancing color and luminance, changing an object's color, and working with titling effects such as animating text properties, placing type on a path, and more. Each chapter in this Apple-authorized guide represents a complete lesson-with a project to complete, a review section, and bonus exercises to reinforce the lessons. The accompanying DVD includes all of the lesson files needed to complete the book's projects.
DigitalFilm Tree is a West Hollywood-based post-production and design house and authorized training center for both Apple and the Motion Picture Editors Guild. The group, which includes members of the original Final Cut Pro design team, began a revolution in the post-production industry by proving that innovative and affordable systems can produce professional results