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Final Cut Pro X Beyond the Basics: Advanced Techniques for Editors from Focal Press picks up where introductory books leave off, providing you with the resources and hands-on training need to become an advanced Final Cut Pro X user. Guided by Tom Wolsky, Senior Instructor for the Digital Media Academy, this book provides easy-to-understand explanations from a seasoned teach and digital editor. It features workshop tutorials with full-color illustrations, providing firsthand experience on the art and technique of editing at an advanced level. You'll also gain in-depth information and time-saving techniques to master Final Cut X's interface elements, tools, and shortcuts. Boost the quality of your work and impress your clients/audience with this easy-to-follow, hands-on guide.
An extensive companion website features accompanying tutorial media in FCP libraries and text updates addressing revisions to the software.
Library workflows and collaboration
Editing techniques for documentary and narrative projects
Using markers and the timeline index
Audio and video effects
Color correction, including secondary corrections and isolated color adjustments
Compositing and complex animation
Introduction 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
About the Author
Tom Wolsky is the Senior Instructor for the Digital Media Academy. He trains in all levels of Final Cut Pro and is the author of several Final Cut and video production books and online instruction series. His Class on Demand training has won multiple Telly and Horizon Interactive awards, and he trains and consults with teachers, students, and companies around the country. Before teaching, he worked in the film and television industry for more than 40 years as a writer, producer, and technician, as well as an operations manager and producer at ABC News for Good Morning America and World News Now.