Final Cut Pro 4 and the Art of Filmmaking
By Jason Cranford Teague, David Teague
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: December 2006
Pages: 409

The Ultimate Resource for the World's Best Digital VideoEditor

This full-color, hands-on guide introduces you to the powerfulnew features of Final Cut Pro 4, while leading you through allaspects of editing digital video. First you’ll learn how toset up your workstation and master fundamental concepts. Thenyou’ll learn pro-tested techniques for every stage of theprocess—everything from shooting tips to logging yourfootage, from adding transitions and special effects to deliveringyour masterpiece in multiple formats. Along the way, professionalvideo editors emphasize the tricks and shortcuts they use to getpolished results.

Striking illustrations and screen shots throughout, plus samplevideo project files on the DVD make it simple for you to visualizeand grasp the concepts. Whether you’re an emerging filmmakeror a seasoned vet, Final Cut Pro 4 and the Art of Filmmakingempowers you to complete the tasks that film editors face daily,such as:

  • Mastering the new features, including unlimited real-timeeffects, auto rendering, motion blur, and time remapping
  • Customizing the interface and keyboard shortcuts to best fityour work flow
  • Editing clips in the Timeline quickly
  • Creating complex overlays and transitions with contextualmenus
  • Expertly adding effects, applying filters, and working withtext
  • Creating titles with video generators and advanced Boris FXtitle generators
  • Working with the audio tools to make your film sound as good asit looks
  • Preparing your finished product for the Web, CDs, and DVDs
  • Editing for 24fps
Featured on the DVD: All the clips you need to follow thelessons in the book, including a complete, fully edited short videodocumentary, and source material, so you can quickly get startedworking with real footage. Plus a bonus chapter on editing for24fps.
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