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The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 6

1st Edition

By Rick Young


272 pages

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Software packages are complex. Software books don't need to be. Simplify your life with The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro! This concise, full-color book lives up to its name by paring down the software to its essentials. You learn the key features and essential workflow to get you up and running in no time.

With this book you can start cutting immediately, whatever you edit, whatever the format. This is an ideal introduction whether you are a professional moving over to Final Cut Pro from another package or system, a new user, or just someone who wants to get the best results from Final Cut Pro, fast!


"In such a relatively short book as compared to the 800 page tomes I usually find, there is not much that Rick Young does not cover in order to get the new user up and running as soon and as painlessly as possible…what really sets this book apart is how Rick Young's step-by-step directions and graphics are so very easy to follow." --Steve Douglas, videographer

"Short, clear and to the point… It will get you up and running on FCP in short order."--Ken Stone (, LA FCP user group

Table of Contents

Getting Started, The Interface, Capture, Organizing your Footage, Editing, Rendering, Media Management, Effects, Audio, Output, HDV

About the Author

Director and Founding Member of the UK Final Cut Pro User Group and an Apple Solutions Expert. A freelance television director and editor with many years of broadcast experience, including work for the BBC, Sky, ITN, CNBC and Reuters. Also a Final Cut Pro Consultant, Rick has attended numerous UK and US exhibitions, is a liaison to the US FCP user groups, and author of the best-selling series The Focal Easy Guides to Final Cut Pro.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General

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