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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X, Second Edition

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Important Note: This book does not work with the latest version of Final Cut Pro X 10.1. Please refer to the latest version of this title: Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.1: Professional Post-Production ISBN-10: 0321949560

Revised for Final Cut Pro X 10.0.7 and featuring compelling footage, this best-selling, Apple-certified guide provides a strong foundation in all aspects of video editing. Renowned author Diana Weynand starts with basic video editing techniques and takes readers all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful features. This Second Edition covers the latest terminology and interface changes including those to the Viewer, Toolbar, Timeline, and menus. Coverage of new and enhanced features includes compound clips, multichannel audio editing, and exporting roles.

Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of video editing and finishing, using professional-quality and broadcast footage.

·        DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files for over 40 hours of training

·        Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional, real-world projects

·        Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side

·        Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts help you master techniques fast

·        Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time

·      Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and prepare you for the Apple Certified Pro Exam      

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Getting Started
    1. The Power of “X”
    2. The Technology of “X”
    3. Downloading Final Cut Pro X
    4. The Course Methodology
    5. Using the DVD Book Files
    6. Connecting Media to Project Files
    7. Using Final Cut Pro on a Portable
    8. About the Media
    9. System Requirements
    10. About the Apple Pro Training Series
    11. Apple Pro Certification Programs
    12. Resources
  7. Preparing to Edit in Final Cut Pro X
    1. Lesson 1. Exploring the Interface
      1. Following a Workflow
      2. Opening Final Cut Pro X
      3. Exploring the Final Cut Pro Interface
      4. Using Menus, Shortcuts, and the Mouse
      5. Viewing and Sorting Events
      6. Skimming Clips and Changing Views
      7. Take 2
      8. Working in the Project Library
      9. Viewing Projects in the Timeline
      10. Take 2
      11. Editor’s Cut
      12. Hiding and Closing Final Cut Pro
      13. Lesson Review
    2. Lesson 2. Importing Media
      1. Importing Media into an Event
      2. Importing Folders as Keyword Collections
      3. Analyzing and Correcting Imported Clips
      4. Importing from a Camera
      5. Importing from the Finder
      6. Importing from Other Applications
      7. Editor’s Cut
      8. Lesson Review
    3. Lesson 3. Organizing Clips in an Event
      1. Using Metadata to Customize an Event
      2. Adding Keywords to Clips
      3. Assigning Multiple Keywords to Clips
      4. Take 2
      5. Applying Keywords to a Clip Range
      6. Rating, Sorting, and Searching Clips
      7. Take 2
      8. Creating Smart Collections
      9. Editor’s Cut
      10. Lesson Review
  8. Crafting the Story
    1. Lesson 4. Building the Rough Cut
      1. Creating a New Project
      2. Screening and Marking Clips
      3. Appending Clips in the Timeline
      4. Viewing and Arranging Clips in the Magnetic Timeline
      5. Inserting Clips into the Primary Storyline
      6. Take 2
      7. Changing Edited Clips
      8. Connecting Clips to the Primary Storyline
      9. Editor’s Cut
      10. Closing Your Project
      11. Lesson Review
    2. Lesson 5. Finishing the Rough Cut
      1. Adding Markers to a Project
      2. Connecting Clips to the Primary Storyline
      3. Take 2
      4. Overwriting and Replacing Clips
      5. Auditioning Clips in the Project
      6. Working with Storylines
      7. Editor’s Cut
      8. Lesson Review
    3. Lesson 6. Fine-Tuning the Rough Cut
      1. Duplicating a Project
      2. Removing Clip Selections and Adding Gaps
      3. Take 2
      4. Understanding Trimming
      5. Applying the Trim Tool
      6. Take 2
      7. Trimming with Precision
      8. Take 2
      9. Editor’s Cut
      10. Lesson Review
  9. Completing the Cut
    1. Lesson 7. Applying Transitions
      1. Preparing for Transitions
      2. Applying a Video Transition
      3. Take 2
      4. Using the Transitions Browser
      5. Take 2
      6. Modifying Transitions
      7. Changing Transition Parameters in the Inspector
      8. Take 2
      9. Adding Transitions to Other Storylines and Compound Clips
      10. Take 2
      11. Exploring Audio Transitions
      12. Editor’s Cut
      13. Lesson Review
    2. Lesson 8. Working with Sound
      1. Monitoring Audio in the Timeline
      2. Adjusting Audio in the Timeline
      3. Adding Music and Sound Effects
      4. Adjusting Levels in the Audio Inspector
      5. Take 2
      6. Creating Audio Fades
      7. Recording Voiceovers
      8. Correcting Problem Audio
      9. Editor’s Cut
      10. Lesson Review
    3. Lesson 9. Working with Titles, Generators, and Themes
      1. Using the Titles Browser
      2. Adding a Lower Third
      3. Take 2
      4. Modifying Titles
      5. Take 2
      6. Adding Bumpers and Credits
      7. Working with Video Generators
      8. Take 2
      9. Using Themes
      10. Take 2
      11. Editor’s Cut
      12. Lesson Review
  10. Applying Effects and Finishing
    1. Lesson 10. Retiming and Transforming Clips
      1. Understanding Motion Properties
      2. Changing Clip Speed
      3. Take 2
      4. Creating Holds and Variable Speed Segments
      5. Applying Preset Speed Effects
      6. Take 2
      7. Transforming an Image
      8. Cropping an Image
      9. Take 2
      10. Adding the Ken Burns Effect
      11. Take 2
      12. Creating Keyboard Shortcuts
      13. Editor’s Cut
      14. Lesson Review
    2. Lesson 11. Applying Effects and Enhancing Color
      1. Applying Video Effects
      2. Modifying Effect Parameters
      3. Copying Effects Between Clips
      4. Take 2
      5. Auditioning and Animating Effects
      6. Take 2
      7. Applying Audio Effects
      8. Take 2
      9. Enhancing Color in Final Cut Pro
      10. Editor’s Cut
      11. Lesson Review
    3. Lesson 12. Sharing Your Project
      1. Preparing a Project for Sharing
      2. Sharing a Master File
      3. Publishing a Project to Apple Devices
      4. Publishing a Project to Video Sharing Sites
      5. Customizing the Destinations Menu
      6. Take 2
      7. Exporting an Image from Your Project
      8. Take 2
      9. Exporting for Blu-ray Disc, DVD, or Disk Image
      10. Backing Up Projects and Events
      11. Editor’s Cut
      12. Lesson Review
  11. Glossary
  12. Index
  13. Downloading Lesson Files
  14. Apple Certification
  15. The Apple Pro Training Series
  16. Turn Your iPhone
  17. Pullin
  18. Delicious Peace Grows
  19. I Think I Thought
  20. Creative Edge
  21. Where are the Lesson Files?