Final Cut Pro is Apple's professional desktop digital video editing, compositing and effects software for Macintosh. This text, with its hands-on, insider perspective may appeal to professional filmmakers and advanced amateurs. After an introduction of the basic concepts of the software, the authors take the reader through an entire project, showing how to create a real film from beginning to end, and offering tips and advice from professional video editors along the way.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Chapter 1: Setting Up Your Workstation. Chapter 2: Getting to Know Final Cut Pro. Chapter 3: Creating Your Footage. PART I: GETTING STARTED. Chapter 4: Logging Your Footage. Chapter 5: Capturing Your Footage. Chapter 6: Working with Your Footage. Chapter 7: Making Smart Edits. PART II: EDITING YOUR MOVIE. Chapter 8: Adding Transitions. Chapter 9: Adding Titles. Chapter 10: Using Image Control. PART III: ADDING SPECIAL EFFECTS. Chapter 11: Manipulating the Image. Chapter 12: Compositing and Alpha Channels. Chapter 13: Using Motion Controls. PART IV: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES. Chapter 14: Creating Special Effects with Key Filters. Chapter 15: Fine--Tuning Your Audio. Chapter 16: Making Keyframes Work for You. Chapter 17: Putting It All Together. Chapter 18: Managing Your Media. PART V: AFTER THE EDITING IS DONE. Chapter 19: Printing to Video. Chapter 20: Compressing Video for the Web, CDs, and DVDs. Glossary of Terms. Index. Using the Companion DVD.
Jason Cranford Teague is an expert in broadband, DVD, and other new media formats. He has written two best--selling computer books and numerous articles on new media for the Apple Developers Connection, Tripod, and other publications. David Teague is an editor, cinematographer, and director who lives and works in New York City. He has edited numerous projects on Final Cut Pro for clients such as Atlantic Records, Nonesuch Records, Knoll Design, Bombay, Sapphire, and DVD Int'l.