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Final Cut Express HD for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide by Lisa Brenneis

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Chapter 3. Presets and Preferences

Final Cut Express’s designers have carefully organized the tools you use to configure settings and preferences. The goal of this organization is to make it much easier for editors using the most common hardware and video formats to configure FCE—and much more difficult for users to unintentionally modify individual settings within a preset configuration.

This chapter explains Easy Setups—FCE’s streamlined configuration feature—and then walks you through your preference options in the User Preferences and System Settings windows.

FCE’s preset principle is balanced by a highly customizable interface. At the end of this chapter you’ll learn about options for reconfiguring Final Cut Express’s interface to complement ...

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