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1st Edition

Final Cut Express 4 Editing Workshop

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ISBN 9780240810775
Published May 1, 2008 by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book Description

Go beyond the mechanics of Final Cut Express 4--learn how to edit with it! More than a button-pushing manual--this workshop give you firsthand experience with the art and technique of editing. You develop a working knowledge with nineteen tutorials that cover each and every essential, including:
* setting up your system and understanding the interface
* ingesting and organizing your material including drive-based and disc-based camera data
* slicing, dicing, and organizing clips
* editing to build and trim a sequence of shots
* adding transitions
* using sound to refine your edit
* titling with FCE and Photoshop
* animating images to create engaging scenes
* adding special effects filters
* compositing to enhance your projects
* outputting your material
The companion DVD contains project media, demo software, and free plug-ins for your use.

Table of Contents

Installing Final Cut Express HD; Exploring the Final Cut Express HD Interface; Getting Material into Final Cut Express HD; Cutting Up Those Shots; Editing Basics: Placing Your Shots; Editing Basics: Building Your Sequence; Adding Transitions; Advanced Editing: Trim Edit and Splitting Edits; Advanced Editing: Using Sound; Adding Titles; Boris Calligraphy and Advanced Titling; Animating Images; Animation Effects; Adding Special Effects Filters; Color Correction, Keys, and Mattes; Compositing; Travel Mattes; Outputting from Final Cut Express HD

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Tom Wolsky is an honors graduate of the London School of Film Technique with nearly 40 years of professional experience spanning film, tape, and digital production. Tom operates an independent studio, South Coast Productions. He also teaches for Apple Computer and for the Digital Media Academy and serves as a forum leader on

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About the previous edition:
"You can only learn to edit by editing. That is what sets this book apart from others..." --Michael Horton, president, Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group
"Tom helps you make the leap from iMovie to Final Cut Express, and teaches you the art of editing."--Jim Heid, Avondale Media

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