Final Cut Pro X for iMovie and Final Cut Express Users

To access the media for this book click here.

Final Cut X for iMovie and Final Cut Express Users is Tom Wolsky's version of Final Cut Pro Editing Workshop with tutorial and lessons for those wanting to learn Apple's new Final Cut Pro X.

Go beyond the mechanics of Final Cut Pro X - learn how to edit with it!

More than a button-pushing manual - this editing workshop gives your firsthand experience with the art and technique of editing with Final Cut Pro (FCP). It includes in-depth info on the application's features, interface elements, and tools. You develop a working knowledge of the principles and methods taught in film schools with tutorials that covers the essentials:

•Nuances of system set-up to ensure smooth operation

•Getting your tape-based and file-based AVCHD and DSLR media into FCP and getting it organized

•Editing to build and trim a sequence of shots

•Adding transitions

•Working with audio, split edits, back-timing and level control

•FCP titling tools

•Color correction, image animation, and special effects

•Compositing to enhance your projects

•Outputting your material for delivery

The companion media on this web site includes digital media for the tutorial projects.

Where can I order the book? The book is available from Amazon in both paperback and in Kindle editions, from the iBooks store, and from other booksellers online.

This book was published based on version 10.0.2. The application has subsequently been altered significantly. Some differences are Changes, where the application behavior has been modified or fixed. These are specifically changes to the book text because of modifications to FCP. Others are listed in New Features. These are things which were never in the application before, such as the clip skimmer and multicam, and are an addendum to the book. Click Changes to see what’s been altered in the book, and click New Features to see what’s been added. Multicam has separate section of its own.

The changes to the application in the major 10.0.6 update are covered here.

For tips and tricks click here.

Click here for my article on Compressor 4.

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