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Final Cut Pro HD for dummies

Author: Helmut Kobler
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., ©2004.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Topics covered include working with new program features, organizing media, using advanced editing tools, harnessing audio and video filters, applying transitions, creating motion effects, compositing, rendering and outputting to tape, CD, DVD or the Web.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helmut Kobler
ISBN: 0764577735 9780764577734
OCLC Number: 57134539
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I First Things First 9 --
Chapter 1 Introducing Final Cut Pro 11 --
Understanding the Purpose of Editing 11 --
Exploring the Capabilities of Final Cut Pro 12 --
Going with the Final Cut (Work) Flow 16 --
Taking a Grand Tour of the Interface 17 --
Hardware Requirements 23 --
Selecting and Configuring a Mac 24 --
Working with Projects and Sequences 37 --
Adjusting Your Project and Sequence Settings 42 --
Chapter 3 All About HD (High Definition) 47 --
What Is HD? 48 --
How Final Cut Works with HD 51 --
Creating DVCPRO HD Video 53 --
Affordable HD Cameras --
the Good and the Bad News 53 --
Part II Importing and Organizing Your Media 57 --
Chapter 4 Capturing Media from Tape 59 --
Connecting a DV Camera or Deck 60 --
Understanding Timecode 61 --
Capturing in the Log and Capture Window 61 --
Letting Final Cut Pro Find Scenes for You 72 --
Capturing over Timecode Breaks 73 --
Batch-Capturing Clips 75 --
Chapter 5 Importing Media That's Already on Your Mac 77 --
Your Media Files Are Welcome Here 77 --
Some Media May Need Rendering 78 --
Importing Your Media into Final Cut Pro 79 --
Converting MP3 (and Other Kinds of Audio) with QuickTime Pro 86 --
Chapter 6 Organizing Your Media 91 --
Working in the Browser 91 --
Using Browser Columns 96 --
Making Copies of Clips 100 --
Adding Transitions and Effects to the Favorites Bin 101 --
Finding Clips Fast 102 --
Dealing with Offline Media 104 --
Part III Editing Your Media 109 --
Chapter 7 Editing Basics 111 --
Understanding the Editing Process 111 --
Moving Clips to the Timeline 117 --
Selecting Clips on the Timeline 122 --
Moving a Clip That's Already on the Timeline 125 --
Speeding Editing with Snapping 127 --
Resizing Clips That Are Already on the Timeline 127 --
Cutting a Clip in Two 132 --
Deleting Clips from the Timeline 134 --
Chapter 8 Getting to Know the Timeline 137 --
Investigating Timeline Tracks 137 --
Customizing Your View of the Timeline 147 --
Navigating the Timeline 154 --
Zooming In and Out of the Timeline 156 --
Chapter 9 Editing Wizardry 161 --
Going Beyond Insert and Overwrite Edits 161 --
Splitting Video and Audio Edits 167 --
Using Advanced Editing Tools 170 --
Using Markers to Highlight Important Moments 179 --
Playing a Clip Backward 184 --
Changing a Clip's Speed 185 --
Stopping Action with a Freeze Frame 191 --
Nesting a Sequence into Another Sequence 192 --
Adding a Voice-Over to a Sequence 193 --
Part IV Adding Pizzazz 197 --
Chapter 10 Audio Excellence 199 --
Some Audio Basics 200 --
Three Ways to Set Volume Levels 204 --
Panning an Audio Clip 217 --
Creating Audio Transitions 219 --
Working with Audio Filters 221 --
Exploring Audio Filters 226 --
Copying and Removing Audio Attributes 229 --
Chapter 11 Composing a Soundtrack 231 --
Creating Your Soundtrack 235 --
Other Stuff 249 --
Exporting Your Score 252 --
Chapter 12 Creating Transitions 255 --
Exploring the Types of Transitions in Final Cut Pro 255 --
Applying Your First Transition 257 --
Looking at the Many Ways to Apply Transitions 259 --
Editing Clips and Adding Transitions 261 --
Rendering Transitions 263 --
Modifying Transitions 264 --
Fading In and Out 267 --
Saving and Organizing Custom Transitions 268 --
Using the Transition Editor to Customize a Transition 269 --
Chapter 13 Adding Text to Your Videos 271 --
Formatting Text for Display on a TV 271 --
Getting Started with a Text Generator 274 --
Creating Text with Final Cut Pro 275 --
Creating Titles with LiveType 286 --
Using Titles and Text Created Outside Final Cut Pro 291 --
Working with Photoshop and Final Cut Pro 291 --
Preparing Photoshop Text for Final Cut Pro 292 --
Chapter 14 Special Effects with Filters and Color Correction 295 --
Shooting Video with Effects in Mind 296 --
Making a Colored Clip Black and White 296 --
Getting That Old, Grainy Video Look 298 --
Changing Colors 300 --
Working with Color-Correction Tools 304 --
Fixing or Adjusting Exposures 309 --
Comparing Results with the Frame Viewer 312 --
Checking Out More Handy Filters 313 --
Blurring the Action 315 --
Saving and Applying Customized Filters 316 --
Chapter 15 Motion Effects 319 --
Manipulating Images in Wireframe Mode 319 --
Changing Images with the Motion Tab 324 --
Using Keyframes to Change Motion Settings over Time 326 --
Creating a Multiple-Screen Effect 333 --
Chapter 16 Compositing 337 --
Choosing a Composite Mode 338 --
Applying a Composite Mode 340 --
Understanding Alpha Channels 342 --
Compositing with Mattes and Keys 342 --
Part V Outputting Your Masterpiece 353 --
Chapter 17 Recording to Tape 355 --
Setting Up for Recording 355 --
Recording to Tape 361 --
Editing Online versus Offline 369 --
Chapter 18 Exporting Your Movie to a Digital File 371 --
Working with QuickTime Video 372 --
Getting to Know Codecs 373 --
Looking at the Video Codecs 374 --
Looking at the Audio Codecs 376 --
Knowing Your Data Rates 377 --
Export Away! 378 --
Exporting a Batch of Movies 381 --
Easy Exporting with the Compressor Application 383 --
Part VI The Part of Tens 389 --
Chapter 19 Ten Tips for Becoming a Better Editor 391 --
Try Out the Final Cut Pro Tutorials 391 --
Study (Don't Just Watch) Movies and Commercials 392 --
Practice on Someone Else's Real-World Footage 392 --
Go Online and Find a Community 392 --
Join a Final Cut Pro User Group 393 --
Upgrade Your Hardware 393 --
Upgrade Your Software 394 --
Curl Up with a Good Book 395 --
Chapter 20 Almost Ten Tips for Managing Big Projects 397 --
Keep Your Media Files Organized 398 --
Use Bins --
Lotsa Bins! 398 --
Keep Your Clip Names Informative 399 --
Document Your Clips 400 --
Use the Find Feature 401 --
Stay Oriented with Markers 401 --
Break Scenes into Sequences and Nest 'em Together 403 --
Save on Hard Drive Space 403.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Helmut Kobler.
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