Revolutionary Final Cut Pro 3

Digital Post-Production

By Diannah Morgan , George Kingsnorth , Noah Kadner , Michel Tagliati , Ned Soltz

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This book provides editors, producers, and consumers with a definitive guide to post-production using version 3 of Apple's Final Cut Pro.

Full Description

  • ISBN13: 978-1-903450-81-9
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: April 30, 2002
  • Print Book Price: $49.99
  • eBook Price: $34.99
Full Description

Final Cut Pro is Apple's offering to the digital revolution, as it grabs a larger chunk of the future of the film industry. Final Cut Pro 3 increases the power accessible to filmmakers from their own computers, and provides extra features previously available only in more expensive suites.

This book provides editors, producers, and consumers with a definitive guide to post-production using version 3 of Final Cut Pro. It also documents four of the most popular delivery formats: Broadcast, DVD, the Internet, and film, and explains how they effect the workflow in the edit bay.

The book covers:

  • The professional features of Final Cut Pro's interface
  • The many third-party hardware/software enhancements such as Boris FX, 3DInvigorator, Contour Shuttlepro and Post-Op color-coded keyboards
  • Creating a proper EDL for film and 24p projects using Final Cut Pro 3 and such products as FilmLogic
  • How to color correct in Final Cut Pro for consistency, as well as to achieve new effects and styles
  • How to output projects for film, television, DVD and the Internet
  • Media management tools for compression and transfer, and when to use them
  • Using Offline RT for Real-time editing, both on a desktop and on a Powerbook G4
  • Creating titles with the Real-time Text generators
  • Using Real-time filters and transitions to achieve amazing effects
  • Special techniques and power-user secrets that take Final Cut Pro 3 beyond the boundaries stated by Apple (like how to accelerate RT effects on lower-end G4 machines)
  • How to program your own unique effects using the FXBuilder

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