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Advanced Final Cut Pro

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-359693-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-359693-9

In this Advanced Final Cut Pro Training Video, expert author and training Andy Anderson introduces you to advanced techniques that go beyond the basics in this powerful editing software.  Andy uses interactive video and audio based training to increase your absorption of the information taught in a shorter period of time.

Taking you beyond the basics of basic load and cut editing, you will learn how to apply advanced techniques such as converting 4:3 to 16:9, working with nested sequences, using the Vectorscope, and much much more.  You watch the author perform the tasks he is teaching, while he explains step by step what he is doing.  You can at any time, pause, fast forward, rewind or skip to anywhere in the tutorial, you are in total control of your learning experience at all times.

By the end of this video based training title, you will have all the tools you need to become an expert video editor using Final Cut Pro. Workfiles are included to allow you to work alongside the author and instantly apply what you learn.

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Table of Contents

01. Efficiency: Getting More Done without Taking More Time
    0101 Introduction
    0102 Logging Clips at Warp Speed
    0103 Working with Reference Movies
    0104 Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
    0105 Proper Log and Capture Workflow
    0106 Working with Offline Edits
    0107 Working with Multi Cams in Final Cut Pro
    0108 Working with Final Cut Pro Internal Tools
    0109 Working with Nested Sequences
    0110 What We Learned
02. Editing: Beyond Cut, Copy, and Paste
    0201 Introduction
    0202 Removing a Blade Edit
    0203 The Trim Edit Window
    0204 Roll Edits, to the Max
    0205 Ripple Edits that Work
    0206 Performing a Slip in the Viewer
    0207 Electronic Storyboards
    0208 Cutting Audio Beat-by-Beat
    0209 What We Learned
03. Editing: Playing Well with Others
    0301 Introduction
    0302 Creating a Window Burn
    0303 Protecting Your Work with Watermarks
    0304 Changing Titling Fonts
    0305 Exporting Markers as a Text List
    0306 Working with SmoothCam
    0307 Converting 4:3 Footage to 16:9
    0308 Using Media Manager to UP-Rez your video
    0309 What We Learned
04. Editing: With Flair
    0401 Introduction
    0402 Using the Vectorscope
    0403 Perfecting Dissolves
    0404 Chroma Key with a Twist
    0405 The Need for Speed
    0406 Creative Uses for Slugs
    0407 Zooming on the Playhead
    0408 Power Marking
    0309 What We Learned
05. Editing: Working with Clips and Frames
    0501 Introduction
    0502 Identifying Affiliate Clips in a Sequence
    0503 Working with Match Frames
    0504 Matching Freeze Frames
    0505 Matching Subclips
    0309 What We Learned
06. Editing: What You See is What You Get
    0601 Introduction
    0602 Gradient Wipes to the Max
    0603 Using a Filter to Generate a Transition
    0604 Creating Backdrops on the Fly
    0605 Creative Uses of the Blink Filter
    0606 What We Learned
07. Editing: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
    0701 Introduction
    0702 Creating a Side-by-Side Credit Roll
    0703 Using a Push Slide Transition on Text
    0704 Animating a Title Effect
    0705 Animating a Gradient
    0706 What We Learned
08. Effects: Change is Good
    0801 Introduction
    0802 Creating a Film Look to Digital Video
    0803 Aging a video
    0804 Creating a Aged Look with Vignettes & Color
    0805 Generating a Cartoon-Like Effect
    0806 Creating a Spotlight Effect
    0807 Blurring Facial Features
    0808 Matching Color Between Clips
    0809 What We Learned
09. Effects: Additional Tricks
    0901 Introduction
    0902 Using Gradients for Customized Color Effects
    0903 Generating FCP Animations
    0904 Still Frame Tricks
    0905 Picture in Picture
    0906 Exploring FCP Filters
    0907 What We Learned
10. Exporting: The End Game
    1001 Introduction
    1002 Print to Video Tricks
    1003 Publishing to MobileMe
    1004 Working with iChat Theater Preview
    1005 Working with FCP Pro Share
    1006 Working with Chapter & Compression Markers
    1007 Burning Blu-Ray Disks
    1008 What We Learned
11. Exporting: Final Thoughts
    1101 Introduction
    1102 Working with ProRes 4x4
    1103 Exporting HDV and XDCAM with ProRes
    1104 When to use (and not use) Native codec's
    1105 Adjusting Gamma from Mac to Windows
    1106 What We Learned


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