Chapter . Getting Started

Welcome to the official training course for optimizing Final Cut Pro systems. This book is a guide to installing, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting Final Cut Pro in real-world post-production workflows. It is intended for independent, commercial, and corporate video editors as well as post-production houses and system integrators—anyone who wants to move beyond a simple Final Cut Pro installation and make the most of his or her professional nonlinear editing system.

The Methodology

Like all Apple Pro Training titles, this book emphasizes hands-on training. Where appropriate, it includes real-world, step-by-step exercises, so you can learn by doing. Some sections of the book, such as “Fundamentals of Video Standards ...

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