Video Made on a Mac: Production and Postproduction Using Apple Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite

Video description

On a Mac, the sky's the limit for creating professional video. With all the tools available though, it can be a daunting task to decide which ones offer the best solutions for combined efficiency and high-level results. How can you effectively communicate your vision to clients and crew? How should you calibrate your camera for multi-camera and green screen shoots? Is it better to do your keying in After Effects, Motion, or Final Cut? How should you set up your edit suite for efficiency and accuracy? How do you manage large amounts of media and a multitude of formats for multiple software applications?

In Video Made on a Mac, you'll learn the answers and much more. Chock-full of practical advice and step-by-step instructions, each chapter provides insight on the critical components of production and postproduction that can make all the difference when you're up against a tight budget and schedule. Whether you're an advanced Mac user or just beginning to incorporate Adobe Creative Suite into your Final Cut Studio workflow, you'll learn to apply best-practice techniques to all your video projects.

These training videos accompany Video Made on a Mac and can be accessed directly from the lessons that refer to them by clicking the Play buttons you see throughout the pages online or individually from the video tab.

Table of contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: Creative Design
    1. Cleaning Up Story Boards 00:05:03
    2. Prepping Boards for Animation 00:06:03
    3. Animatics with After Effects 00:07:33
  2. CHAPTER 2: Production Planning
    1. Creating a WBS with OmniGraffle 00:07:37
    2. Budgeting with Numbers 00:06:23
  3. CHAPTER 3: On-set Monitoring
    1. Calibrating a Video Monitor 00:03:50
    2. Calibrating a Camera with OnLocation 00:04:15
  4. CHAPTER 4: Working Tapeless
    1. Log and Transfer with Final Cut Pro 00:09:12
    2. Archiving Tapeless Media 00:07:38
  5. CHAPTER 5: Greenscreen Solutions
    1. Professional Keying with dvMatte 00:04:05
    2. Placeholder Keys with Final Cut Pro 00:06:26
    3. Professional Keying with Motion 00:07:34
    4. Professional Keying with After Effects 00:07:53
    5. Professional Keying with Conduit 00:06:40
  6. CHAPTER 6: Multicamera Productions
    1. Multicamera Editing in Premiere Pro 00:03:52
    2. Syncing with Audio or Visual Cues 00:05:49
    3. Editing Multiclips in FCP 00:04:15
    4. The Power Is in the Trim 00:04:38
  7. CHAPTER 7: Edit Suite Configuration
    1. Calibrating a Computer Display 00:04:03
  8. CHAPTER 8: Organizing Projects and Media
    1. Create Client Screener CDs 00:05:45
    2. Capturing Video for After Effects 00:05:16
    3. Five Uses for Adobe Bridge 00:07:56
  9. CHAPTER 9: Working with Photos
    1. Developing a Raw File with Photoshop 00:05:35
    2. Developing a Raw File with Aperture 00:04:46
    3. Pan and Scan with After Effects 00:07:21
    4. Organizing Images with Aperture 00:05:02
    5. Organizing Images with Bridge 00:05:04
    6. Fixing Images with Photoshop 00:06:51
    7. Fixing Images with Aperture 00:07:07
  10. CHAPTER 10: Text and Titling
    1. Working with Type in After Effects 00:09:35
    2. Working with Type in Motion 00:08:49
  11. CHAPTER 11: Motion Graphics Pipeline
    1. Interpreting Alpha Channels 00:08:15
    2. Creating Motion Templates 00:07:25
  12. CHAPTER 12: Audio Solutions
    1. Scoring and Sound Design in Soundtrack Pro 00:13:13
  13. CHAPTER 13: Online Editing and Color Grading
    1. Primary Corrections Using the Color Corrector 3-Way 00:06:08
    2. Secondary Corrections in Final Cut Pro 00:06:36
    3. More on the Primary In Room 00:11:31
    4. More Secondary Corrections 00:12:15
    5. Color Effects with After Effects 00:07:32
  14. CHAPTER 14: Review and Approval
    1. Timecode Burn In with Compressor 00:05:40
    2. Using iWeb to Embed Video on a Web Page 00:05:24
    3. Create a Client Screener Disc 00:07:25
    4. Using an Elgato Turbo.264 HD 00:05:19
  15. CHAPTER 15: Digital Delivery
    1. Universal Conforming with After Effects 00:05:53
    2. Testing Multiple Devices 00:08:13
    3. Using Video in a Keynote Presentation 00:07:57
  16. CHAPTER 16: Backup and Archiving
    1. Using the Media Manager In Final Cut Pro 00:08:19

Product information

  • Title: Video Made on a Mac: Production and Postproduction Using Apple Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: August 2009
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 9780132107884