Chapter . Getting Started

Welcome to the official Apple Pro Training Series course for Final Cut Pro 6, Apple’s dynamic nonlinear editing package. This book is a comprehensive guide to editing with Final Cut Pro. It uses exciting, real-world footage from NBC/Universal, Seaworld, and the BBC—in both NTSC and PAL formats—to demonstrate both the features of the application and the practical techniques you’ll use daily in your editing projects.

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just getting started in the editing field, Final Cut Pro 6 is flexible enough to meet all your editing needs. So let’s get started!

The Methodology

This is, first and foremost, a hands-on course. Every exercise is designed to enable professional-quality editing in Final Cut ...

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