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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 7 Advanced Editing

Book Description

In this Apple-authorized guide, director and filmmaker Michael Wohl teaches the advanced skills that editing professionals need to know most. Using professional broadcast, documentary, and dramatic footage, Wohl delivers a comprehensive course in video editing and finishing. Readers will learn how to create polished transitions, fix screen direction errors, edit multi-camera projects, work with nested sequences, create fantastic effects, use filters creatively, and composite like a pro. Also covers advanced workflows for managing clips and media, and working with film.

  • DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files

  • 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. Apple Pro Training Series
      1. Getting Started
          1. The Methodology
            1. Course Structure
          2. Using the DVD Book Files
            1. Installing the DVD Lesson Files
            2. Reconnecting Media
            3. Changing System Preferences
          3. About the Footage
          4. System Requirements
          5. About the Apple Pro Training Series
          6. Apple Pro Certification Program
          7. Resources
      2. Advanced Editing
        1. 1. Professional Editing Technique
            1. How the Pros Do It
            2. Three-Point Editing
              1. Three Rules for Three-Point Editing
            3. Insert Editing
            4. Audio-Only and Video-Only Editing
            5. Dragging to the Timeline
            6. Handling Target Track Settings
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
            2. Cameo: Tapeless Groove—Steve Purcell
        2. 2. Accelerating Your Workflow
            1. Going Beyond the Double-Click
            2. Using the Recent Clips Pop-Up Menu
            3. Using Match Frame
            4. Matching Subclip Frames
            5. Viewing Master Clips in the Browser
            6. Matching to the Source File
            7. Using the Replace Edit
            8. Replacing One Shot with Another
            9. Replacing Using In and Out Points
            10. Replacing a Shot with Itself
            11. Ganging the Playheads
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        3. 3. Trimming Concepts
            1. The Dynamic Art
            2. Understanding Basic Trimming
              1. Rippling Edits
              2. Rolling Edits
            3. Trimming in Practice
            4. Trimming from the Keyboard
            5. Using Numerical Trimming
            6. Extending Edits
            7. Splitting Edits
            8. Using Slip and Slide
            9. Slipping Clips
            10. Sliding Clips
            11. Slipping and Sliding from the Keyboard
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        4. 4. Advanced Trimming Techniques
            1. Using the Trim Edit Window
            2. Trimming Dynamically
            3. Trimming Across Multiple Tracks
            4. Trimming Asymmetrically
            5. Additional Practice
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        5. 5. Audio Sweetening
            1. Mastering Audio Levels
            2. Matching Audio Levels
            3. Removing Normalization
            4. Adjusting Levels Dynamically
            5. Adding Fades
            6. Fading Using Keyframes
            7. Making Uniform Changes
            8. Bussing in Final Cut Pro
            9. Filtering Audio
            10. Applying Audio Filters
            11. The Final Mix
            12. Using the Audio Mixer Window
            13. Recording Live Keyframes
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        6. 6. Multicamera Editing
            1. Editing Multicamera Footage
            2. Using the Multiclip
            3. Creating a Multiclip
            4. Editing with a Multiclip
            5. Trimming a Multiclip Sequence
            6. Collapsing a Multiclip
            7. Working with Many Angles
            8. Setting Angle Order
            9. Deleting and Adding Angles
            10. Editing the Multiclip
            11. Preset Multiclip Button Bars
            12. Switching Angles
            13. Using the Keyboard
            14. Separating Audio and Video
            15. Applying Effects to Multiclips
            16. Bonus Exercise
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
            2. Cameo: Digital Genesis—Edward R. Abroms
      3. Advanced Compositing and Effects
        1. 7. Advanced Compositing
            1. Launching a Project
            2. Using RT Extreme Settings
              1. Monitoring Canvas Playback Quality
            3. Reviewing Motion Basics
            4. Resetting Attributes
            5. Creating a Multilayered Show Opener
              1. Previewing the Final Composition
            6. Editing Superimposed Video Layers
            7. Cropping Images
            8. Resizing and Repositioning Clips
            9. Positioning Clips Precisely in the Canvas
            10. Distorting Images
            11. Changing Clip Timing
            12. Experimenting with Composite Modes
            13. Adding Graphics from a Layered Photoshop File
            14. Adding the Logo to the Composition
            15. Rotating the Surfboard
            16. Creating Transparency
            17. Copying Attributes
            18. Adjusting the Text Layers
            19. Adding Drop Shadows
            20. Creating a Travel Matte
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        2. 8. Mastering Video Filters
            1. Applying Filters
            2. Applying Filters to a Browser Clip
            3. Applying a Filter to a Clip in a Sequence
            4. Using Auto Select with Multiple Tracks
            5. Applying a Filter with Drag and Drop
            6. Applying a Filter to Multiple Clips
            7. Copying and Pasting Filters
            8. Modifying Filter Settings for All Clips in a Sequence
            9. Applying a Filter to a Portion of a Clip
              1. Using In and Out Points
            10. Modifying Filters
            11. Changing Parameters
            12. Adjusting a Filter’s In and Out Points
            13. Resetting Parameters
            14. Deleting Filters
            15. Controlling Filter Order
            16. Moderating Filter Effects
            17. Controlling Filter Effect Amount
            18. Masking Filter Effects
            19. Managing Filters
            20. Preferred Effects
            21. Creating Favorite Filters
            22. Applying a Favorite Filter to a Clip
            23. Creating Filter Packs
            24. Organizing the Favorites Bin
            25. Moving and Preserving Favorites
            26. Using Specific Filter Categories
            27. Understanding Corrective Filters
              1. Blur and Sharpen
              2. Noise Filters
              3. Image Control and Color Correction Filters
              4. Flop Filters
              5. De-Interlacing and Flicker Reduction Filters
              6. Image Shake Filters
            28. Using Utility Filters
              1. Matte Filters
              2. Keying Filters
              3. Timecode Display Filters
            29. Using Non-Corrective Filters
              1. Distortion Filters
              2. Stylization Filters
              3. Tiling and Perspective Filters
              4. Glow Filters
              5. Time Adjustment Filters
            30. Using Other Filters
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        3. 9. Creating Dynamic Effects
            1. Keyframing Basics
            2. Keyframing in the Canvas
            3. Modifying the Path
            4. Smoothing Your Path
            5. Moving the Path
            6. Deleting Keyframes
            7. Controlling Acceleration
            8. Keyframing in the Viewer
            9. Smoothing Keyframes
            10. Animating Filters
            11. Keyframing in the Timeline
            12. Displaying Keyframe Bars
            13. Customizing Keyframe Bars
            14. Editing Keyframe Graphs in the Timeline
            15. Bonus Exercise
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        4. 10. Nesting Sequences
            1. Understanding Nested Sequences
            2. Basic Nesting
            3. Understanding Live Links
            4. Applying Effects to Multiple Clips
            5. Applying Complex Geometric Settings
            6. Applying Motion Parameters
            7. Add a Background Element
            8. Adjusting the Anchor Point
            9. Changing the Render Order
            10. Reordering Motion Effects
            11. Mixing Sequence Sizes
            12. Using Nesting as an Editing Tool
            13. Marking a Sequence with In and Out Points
            14. Editing Within the Nested Sequence
            15. Using Pre-Trimmed Subsequences
            16. Editing the Content of a Subsequence
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        5. 11. Variable Speed
            1. Constant Speed Changes
            2. Maintaining Sequence Length
            3. Scaling Attributes
            4. Displaying Speed Indicators
            5. Variable Speed Changes
            6. Ramping Constant Speed Effects
            7. Creating Speed Segments
            8. Smoothing Speed Segments
            9. Custom Speed Keyframe Curves
            10. Dragging Speed Keyframes
            11. Creating a Temporary Freeze
            12. Using the Speed Tool
            13. Removing Speed Effects
            14. Copying and Saving Speed Effects
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
            2. Cameo: RED Baron—Brian Gonosey
      4. Finishing Techniques
        1. 12. The Big Finish
            1. Widescreen Workflows
              1. Planning Ahead
            2. Converting 4:3 Footage to Widescreen
            3. Converting Widescreen Footage to 4:3
            4. More Letterboxing Techniques
              1. Letterboxing an Entire Sequence
            5. Managing Your Media
            6. Consolidating Media
            7. Moving Media
            8. Trimming Sequences in Media Manager
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        2. 13. Sharing Your Work
            1. Sharing to Apple Devices
            2. Sharing to Optical Media
            3. Creating a DVD
            4. Creating an HD Disc
            5. Sharing to the Web
            6. Creating a Custom Web Movie
            7. Exporting Audio
            8. Creating a Stereo Mix
            9. Exporting Channel Groups
            10. Making a Multichannel QuickTime Movie
            11. Exporting Audio to OMF
            12. Delivering Corresponding Video
            13. Exporting QuickTime Movies
            14. Creating Reference Movies
            15. Exporting Project Data
              1. Exporting EDLs
              2. Exporting XML Files
            1. Lesson Review
              1. Answers
        3. A. Working with RED Footage
            1. Installing the Plug-in
            2. Managing RED Media
            3. Ingesting the Footage
              1. Staying Native
              2. Converting to ProRes
              3. Proceeding with Log and Transfer
            4. Editing with RED Footage
              1. Controlling Video Quality
            5. Outputting a RED Project
      5. The Apple Pro Training Series
          1. The Apple Training Series