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Final Cut Pro 6: Visual QuickPro Guide by Lisa Brenneis

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Introduction

When the two Steves started Apple back in 1976, they dreamed of making a computer that people could use as a tool to change the world. Final Cut Pro is an Apple program worthy of the founders’ vision. A community has formed around this tool, and people are making movies who weren’t able to before. FCP is changing the way stories are told because it changes who’s telling them.

In January 2003, Apple released Final Cut Express, a lower-cost, nonlinear editing and effects program. With Express handling the needs of entry-level users, Final Cut Pro is now free to develop into a bigger, faster, feature-rich, nonlinear beast.

Final Cut Pro is no longer available as a stand-alone application. FCP 6 was released in May 2007 as the central ...

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