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2nd Edition

Final Cut Pro X Beyond the Basics
Advanced Techniques for Editors

ISBN 9781315186306
Published September 18, 2017 by Routledge
378 Pages 375 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Going beyond where introductory books leave off and written for experienced editors, especially those new to Final Cut Pro X, this new and revised edition of Final Cut Pro X Beyond the Basics is brimming with cutting-edge methods to bring your editing skills to the next level. Explained in jargon-free language by a seasoned teacher and digital editor, Tom Wolsky’s text has been fully updated to address the new Final Cut Pro X 10.3 interface and changes to the software. This full-color workshop features tutorials that provide firsthand experience on the art and technique of editing at an advanced level with Final Cut Pro X, as well as in-depth information and time-saving tips that will allow you to master the application's interface elements, tools, and nuances. Wolsky covers all the bases, including:

    • Library workflows and collaboration;
    • Media organization and metadata customization for different genres;
    • Editing techniques for projects of various lengths and types;
    • Using markers and the timeline index;
    • Audio tools;
    • Multicam editing;
    • Audio and video effects;
    • Color correction, including secondary corrections and isolated color adjustments;
    • Compositing and complex animation.

An accompanying eResource features downloadable Final Cut Pro X project libraries for the tutorials discussed in the book, offering readers hands-on examples of the techniques and practices covered.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Back to the Basics

Chapter 2 – Preferences and Importing

Chapter 3 – Organization

Chapter 4 – Editing

Chapter 5 – Working with Audio

Chapter 6 – Multicam Editing

Chapter 7 – Adding Titles and Still Images

Chapter 8 – Adding Effects

Chapter 9 – Color Correction

Chapter 10 – Animating Images

Chapter 11 – Compositing

Chapter 12 – Outputting from Final Cut Pro

Keyboard Shortcuts Index

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Tom Wolsky is a founding director of the Digital Media Academy, where he taught Final Cut Pro for many years. Tom is the author of several Final Cut and video production instructional books as well as DVDs for FCP, Final Cut Studio, and Mac OS X for Class on Demand, where his training has won multiple Telly and Horizon Interactive awards. Before teaching, he worked in the film and television industry for more than 40 years.