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Final Cut Pro X Beyond the Basics

Interested in taking your Final Cut skills to the next level? Ready to hook your clients and keep them coming back for more? Then look no further than the latest from Final Cut guru Tom Wolsky. Picking up where the intro-level books leave off, Final Cut Pro X Beyond the Basics is brimming with cutting-edge methods that you will reference over and over again. Explained in jargon-free language by a seasoned teacher and digital editor, 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 Metadata customization Editing techniques for documentary and narrative projects Using markers and the timeline index Audio tools Multicam Audio and video effects Color correction, including secondary corrections and isolated color adjustments Compositing and complex animation An extensive companion website ( features accompanying tutorial media in FCP libraries and text updates addressing revisions to the software. This is an opportunity you can't afford to miss. Boost the quality of your work and impress any audience with this easy-to-follow, hands-on guide from one of the preeminent Apple trainers in the world today.
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Table of Contents

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.


"Tom Wolsky gives us another wonderful practicum in advanced editing, here via Final Cut Pro X, adroitly infusing software how-to with prepared exercises carefully crafted to reveal the power of the application for practical storytelling. This workshop-in-a-book also offers high value for those longform professionals adding FCPX to an existing skillset in other popular editing systems. Tom makes both student and professional feel right at home in what many perceive as a strange new world." - Loren S. Miller, Oscar-winning documentary editor

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