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Final Cut Pro 2 for FireWire DV Editing by Charles Roberts

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Preface

The old cliche “What an age we live in …” is one I never thought I’d find myself muttering, and yet here I stand today looking around at the video editing possibilities on the market. Never before in the history of video have the tools been within reach for so many individuals. Cheap, high-resolution cameras and desktop computers have removed the dollar sign from the list of practical reasons for not “makin’ movies.” The tools aren’t free, but they aren’t ruinously expensive anymore either.

It used to be that you had to be in school or working in the industry to get your hands on video cameras and editing stations. To a large degree, that meant you got the perspective of two select, though admittedly broad, groups of people: the artists, ...

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