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Apple Pro Training Series: Optimizing Your Final Cut Pro System: A Technical Guide to Real-World Post-Production by Adam Wilt, Charles Roberts, Matthew Geller, Sean Cullen

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Chapter 2. Setting Up for Online and Offline Workflows

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This lesson takes approximately 40 minutes to complete.

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Review basic specifications for the three common formats: standard definition video (SD), high definition video (HD), and data files from a film scanner

 

Learn common picture- and sound-acquisition media

 

Learn common picture-transfer media

 

Determine capture codecs

 

Choose storage, exchange, and archive media for your project

 

Choose hardware components for your project

Setting up your project involves making a few basic decisions, yet setting up correctly can make the difference between a smooth workflow or one that is fraught with difficulty. By taking the time to investigate each component of your system ...

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