With a multicam tool that lets you cut from more than 100 sources, real-time high-quality effects viewing made possible by Dynamic RT, the ability to capture more than 20 simultaneous audio channels, and more, it's no wonder you can't wait to start using Final Cut Pro 5. This hands-on guide will get you going! Using a series of project-based tutorials, veteran director, trainer, and author Larry Jordan guides you through every stage of video editing. His real-world experiences coupled with step-by-step lessons involving real projects, will help you quickly advance your editing skills and gain experience using Final Cut Pro 5. By working alongside the book and using the exercise files and QuickTime movies provided on the accompanying DVD, you'll quickly progress through the basics and on to more advanced topics like creating transitions, animation, and titles, and choosing among filter and rendering options.
Larry Jordan is a producer, director, editor, consultant, and trainer with over 25 years video production experience. He is currently using his award-winning skills to train editors to use Final Cut Pro, and produces live events for corporate and broadcast. A member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America, he is a post-production consultant to Los Angeles broadcast and production studios. As an Apple-Certified Trainer in Digital Media, specializing in Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro, Jordan combines his production experience with his teaching skills to bring an extensive real-world perspective to his classes.