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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing by Mark Spencer, Alexis Van Hurkman, Michael Wohl

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Appendix A. Using DSLR Footage

One of the most exciting and growing groups of filmmakers are those using digital SLR cameras (such as the Canon 7D, Nikon D90, and Panasonic XL-1) instead of traditional video cameras.

Editing footage shot with a DSLR (sometimes called HDSLR or video DSLR) is no different than editing footage shot with any other device, but Final Cut Pro X has a few features specifically designed to smooth the DSLR workflow and improve the editing experience.

This appendix covers several aspects of Final Cut Pro X that will particularly appeal to DSLR users, including the ability to edit video files without transcoding, the ability to begin editing immediately without waiting for media to be copied (or transcoded, if you choose ...

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