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Intro to Editing


Final Cut Pro X: Making the Transition

Final Cut Pro X (FCP-X) re-imagines nonlinear editing. For many users of previous FCP versions, it may feel like learning a brand-new program. This guide is aimed at those with previous experience with non-linear editors (e.g. iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer) and are now looking for a quick guide to getting started in FCP-X. Learn the best ways to add transitions, effects and filters; do basic colour correcting; work with audio; and utilize a variety of HD workflow techniques.

Final Cut Pro X for iMovie and Final Cut Express Users: Making the Creative Leap

An accessible, introductory guide for those taking up video editing using Final Cut Pro X (FCP-X), especially users making the transition from Apple's free video software iMovie. In this full-color book Wolsky illuminates the key differences between the two applications, demonstrates how to produce first-class results using FCP-X and covers best practices for those working on an Apple device. Downloadable FCP-X project libraries offer hands-on examples of editing techniques and practices.

Avid Uncut: Workflows, Tips, and Techniques from Hollywood Pros

Hullfish taps into the expertise of top editors to share in-depth, behind-the-scenes techniques and best practices to boost your editing and colour correction skills. This hands-on guide covers pre-post, prepping ScriptSync, decomposing, keyboard optimisation, bin settings, off-line workflows on trimming, multicam editing, using Phrasefind, stereoscopic 3D effects and much more. Also features extensive tips on switching from Final Cut Pro to Avid, plus a companion website with video tutorials and practice project files.

Avid Agility: Working Faster and More Intuitively with Avid Media Composer

Filled with hundreds of hidden techniques and profusely illustrated in color, it will help you discover new ways to use the Avid system and mould it to your working style. Written by one of the pioneers of the digital editing revolution, this comprehensive manual will help you speed up your work and tell better stories. Topics covered include advanced trimming, visual effects, keyframes, colour correction, titles, mixing, RTAS & Stereo Audio and much more. This second edition covers version 5.5.