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Final Cut Pro X Beyond the Basics, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Going beyond where introductory books leave off and written for experienced editors, especially those new to Final Cut Pro X, this new and revised edition of Final Cut Pro X Beyond the Basics is brimming with cutting-edge methods to bring your editing skills to the next level. Explained in jargon-free language by a seasoned teacher and digital editor, Tom Wolsky’s text has been fully updated to address the new Final Cut Pro X 10.3 interface and changes to the software. This full-color workshop features tutorials that provide firsthand experience on the art and technique of editing at an advanced level with Final Cut Pro X, as well as in-depth information and time-saving tips that will allow you to master the application's interface elements, tools, and nuances. Wolsky covers all the bases, including:

    • Library workflows and collaboration;
    • Media organization and metadata customization for different genres;
    • Editing techniques for projects of various lengths and types;
    • Using markers and the timeline index;
    • Audio tools;
    • Multicam editing;
    • Audio and video effects;
    • Color correction, including secondary corrections and isolated color adjustments;
    • Compositing and complex animation.

An accompanying eResource features downloadable Final Cut Pro X project libraries for the tutorials discussed in the book, offering readers hands-on examples of the techniques and practices covered.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  7. Introduction
    1. What Is Editing?
    2. Why Do 1 Get to Write This Book?
    3. Who Should Read This Book?
    4. Where's the Media?
  8. Chapter 1 Back to the Basics
    1. Optimizing Your Computer for FCP
    2. Coming from Other Applications
    3. A Look Around the Application
    4. Editing Clips
    5. Summary
  9. Chapter 2 Preferences and Importing
    1. Preferences
    2. Importing
    3. Red Raw
    4. Summary
  10. Chapter 3 Organization
    1. Loading The Media
    2. Organizing Media
    3. Collaborating
    4. Workspaces
    5. Organizing Clips
    6. Keywords
    7. Smart Collections
    8. Summary
  11. Chapter 4 Editing
    1. Loading the Media
    2. Look Before You Cut
    3. Dynamic Editing
    4. Continuity Editing
    5. Trimming
    6. Summary
  12. Chapter 5 Working with Audio
    1. Setting Up the Project
    2. Roles
    3. The Split Edit
    4. Controlling Levels
    5. Pan Settings
    6. Editing Music
    7. Timeline Index
    8. Synchronizing Clips
    9. Recording Audio
    10. Summary
  13. Chapter 6 Multicam Editing
    1. Setting Up the Project
    2. Making the Multicam Clip
    3. Editing The Multicam Clip
    4. Summary
  14. Chapter 7 Adding Titles and Still Images
    1. Setting Up the Project
    2. Text Styles
    3. Titles
    4. 3D Titles
    5. 3D Titles in Motion
    6. Custom Animation
    7. Compound Titles
    8. Still Images
    9. Summary
  15. Chapter 8 Adding Effects
    1. Setting Up the Media
    2. Applying an Effect
    3. Video Effects
    4. Audio Effects
    5. Retiming
    6. Stabilization
    7. Summary
  16. Chapter 9 Color Correction
    1. Color Correction
    2. Secondary Correction
    3. Color Continuity
    4. Summary
  17. Chapter 10 Animating Images
    1. Setting Up the Project
    2. Transform
    3. Crop
    4. Animation
    5. Split Screen
    6. Motion Control
    7. Multilayer Animation
    8. Summary
  18. Chapter 11 Compositing
    1. Setting Up the Project
    2. Blend Modes
    3. Stencils and Silhouettes
    4. Video In Text
    5. Summary
  19. Chapter 12 Outputting from Final Cut Pro
    1. Sharing
    2. Working with Compressor
    3. Archiving
    4. Summary
  20. KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS INDEX
  21. INDEX