1. Preparing for Final Cut Pro X

This first chapter focuses on getting organized for editing and thinking about your workflow. A workflow is simply a fancy word for the process you follow to get something done. The better your planning and workflow, the more successful the outcome.

This chapter has two sections: getting your system ready for editing and then getting you ready for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

Getting Your System Ready to Edit

Since specifications change faster than I can update this book, the best place to go to learn the technical requirements for the latest version of Final Cut Pro X is the Apple website, at www.apple.com/finalcutpro/specs/.

Just to amplify what Apple has written, FCP X will use all the memory you have on your ...

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