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Final Cut Pro 6: Visual QuickPro Guide by Lisa Brenneis

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1. Welcome to Final Cut Pro

Welcome to Apple’s Final Cut Pro—a combination digital video editing, compositing, and special effects program.

Final Cut Pro, now at the center of a mighty suite of professional media-making applications known as Final Cut Studio, is tightly integrated with Apple’s Intel processors, FireWire highspeed data transfer technology, and QuickTime multimedia format. It supports a wide variety of digital video formats, from DV to HDV and DVCPRO HD, along with the latest HD (High Definition) digital formats. Final Cut Pro also supports non-broadcast formats such as M-JPEG; and all QuickTime formats, as well as QuickTime’s built-in effects generators. It also supports Adobe After Effects and other third-party plugin filters. ...

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