Forget about memorizing steps. Just focus on being creative.
For the first time in history, the tools to produce high quality, creative video are within reach of every aspiring videographer. If you need to hit the ground running and begin editing quality video right away, this is your book. You won't get every possible way to perform a task - just the methods already proven successful in the real world.
- Learn to configure the Mac operating system and camera settings to make the editing experience more efficient
- Use Soundtrack(r) Pro 2 to add music, sound effects, and clean up audio for maximum effect
-Incorporate techniques from Apple(r) Motion, Photoshop(r), and LiveType(r) to enhance your video
-Experiment with such industry techniques as the Pleasantville Effect, the Ken Burns Pan and Scan Technique, and the Filmstrip Effect
-Fine-tune the audio and bring all parts of your video together in the finished product
-Bonus DVD includes Final Cut Pro project files to help you complete the tutorials in the book.
-See the DVD Appendix for details and complete system requirements.
-Visit GeniusDV.com for in-depth video tutorials to further your knowledge of Final Cut Pro.
-Use the Pleasantville Effect to add extra impact
-Apply eye-catching effects to text in LiveType
Lonzell Watson is one of few to obtain Certified Professional status as a Final Cut Pro and Avid Xpress user. His work includes national commercials and programs for PBS, Fox Sports, the Outdoor Channel, and C-SPAN, plus video editing for superstar Mariah Carey. He is also a trainer and content writer for GeniusDV.com.
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Part I On The Job Editing Techniques
Chapter 1 What Every Editor Should Know Before a Shoot
Chapter 2 Editing to the Beat with Efficiency
Chapter 3 Accelerating the Editing Process
Part II Achieving Popular Industry Effects
Chapter 4 Popular Dramatic Effects
Chapter 5 Creating Dynamic Text and Effects with
Chapter 6 Using Photoshop with Final Cut Pro
Chapter 7 Flexibility with LiveType 169
Part III Bringing It All Together
Chapter 8 Getting the Audio Right 195
Chapter 9 Keeping Your Media Organized
Chapter 10 Transcoding and Outputting
Appendix What's on the DVD
Installing the Book Files
What's on the DVD
Reconnecting Offline Media
end-user license agreement
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