The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X

Book description

Rick Young's Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro is the ultimate guide to getting up and running with Apple's professional editing software. Full of information relevant to both new users and professionals, this book wastes no time in teaching all the vital knowledge needed to edit your project from start to finish using Final Cut Pro. All the key features and essential techniques are presented in this easy to understand, full-color book. When time is of the essence, less is more.

Learn invaluable workflow tips which show you how to tap into the full power of Final Cut Pro, whichever version of the program you are using. All the essential areas are covered:
*System Set-up
* Capture
* Editing
* Audio Mixing
* Effects
* Output
* Media
* Management, and more

This latest edition also features new sections specific to Final Cut Pro X,
including (to be updated post announcement):
effective ways to edit HDV * working with P2 media * encoding using
Compressor 2 * accessing the Master Templates * using Apple's ProRes 422 codec.

Praised by industry professionals, educators, and independent filmmakers, the Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro has earned a solid reputation as being the absolute best book on the market for those wishing to get up to speed with Final Cut Pro quickly.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. System Setup
    1. A Word about Preferences
    2. Editing Preferences
    3. Playback Preferences
    4. Import Preferences
  8. The Interface
    1. The Three-Window Interface
    2. The Five-Window Interface
    3. Working with Dual Monitor Displays
  9. Importing Media
    1. Ways to Import Media
    2. Importing Media from a Camera
    3. Importing Media from Hard Drive
    4. Importing Media to an Event
    5. Capture from Tape
  10. Organization
    1. Getting Organized
    2. Reviewing Footage
    3. Rating Footage
    4. Marking Sections within Clips
    5. Labeling and Searching Clips
    6. Adding Notes to Clips
    7. Batch Renaming of Clips
    8. Keywording
  11. Editing
    1. The Process
    2. Creating a New Project
    3. Basic Cutting
    4. Separating Audio from Video
    5. Insert Editing
    6. Overwrite Editing
    7. Editing Overview
    8. Editing Tools
    9. The Concept of Storylines
    10. The Precision Editor
    11. Retiming
    12. Create a Freeze Frame
    13. Setting Clip Durations
    14. Disable Clips
    15. Compound Clips
    16. Whizzing around the Timeline Using Markers
    17. Cut, Copy, and Paste
    18. Duplicating Projects
    19. Locating Clips in the Event Library or on the Hard Drive
    20. Auditioning
    21. Rendering
    22. Putting it all Together
  12. Audio
    1. Sound Mixing
    2. Back to Basics
    3. Adjust the Audio Level within a Clip
    4. Fading Audio
    5. Fading Audio Using the Range Tool
    6. Keyframing Audio
    7. Adding Audio Mixes
    8. Working with Dual Track Audio
    9. Break Apart Clip Items
    10. Relationship of the Inspector to Audio Output
    11. Setting Audio Pan Controls
    12. Switching Audio Tracks On and Off in the Inspector
    13. Boosting Audio Levels with the Gain Filter
    14. Keyframing Audio Gain
    15. Automated Loudness: Setting Audio Levels Quickly
    16. Graphic Equalizer
  13. Effects
    1. Types of Effects
    2. Video and Audio Effects
    3. Transitions
    4. Text
    5. Generators
    6. Themes
    7. Transform Controls
    8. Crop Controls
    9. Distort Controls
    10. Basic Keyframing
    11. Stabilization
    12. Keying
    13. Color Correction
    14. Adjusting Saturation
    15. Exposure Adjustment
    16. Color Presets
  14. Share
    1. Export Media Using Share
  15. Enjoy the Ride
  16. Index

Product information

  • Title: The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X
  • Author(s): Rick Young
  • Release date: July 2013
  • Publisher(s): Focal Press
  • ISBN: 9781136038174