1. Welcome to Final Cut Pro X

In This Chapter

Your First Final Cut Pro Project: Start to Finish

Touring Your Desktop Postproduction Facility

Editing and Effects Windows

Input and Output Windows

Installing and Setting Up FCP X

Customizing Your Workspace

Undoing Changes

Stay Out of Trouble, Get Out of Trouble

Welcome to Apple’s Final Cut Pro—a combination digital video editing, compositing, and special effects program.

Final Cut Pro is tightly integrated with Apple’s Intel processors, high-speed data transfer technology, and QuickTime multimedia format. It supports a wide variety of digital video formats, including AVCHD, DV, HDV, and DVCPRO HD, along with the latest high-definition (HD) digital formats. Final Cut Pro also supports nonbroadcast ...

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