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Final Cut Pro 3 Upgrade Essentials

By Daniel Morgan

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Apple's Final Cut Pro is at the forefront of digital video editing. Final Cut Pro 3 Upgrade Essentials will keep you there, too!

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-903450-82-6
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: May 31, 2002
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Apple's version 3 update to its preeminent digital video editing software Final Cut Pro contains an expanded features package—including, for the first time on home machines, real-time effects. You can now see real-time playback of dissolves, wipes, and other effects on your desktop Mac, without the need for expensive additional hardware.

This, and other improvements, keeps Final Cut Pro at the forefront of digital video editing. Final Cut Pro 3 Upgrade Essentials will keep you there, too!

Final Cut Pro 3 is full of exciting features, and this book covers them all, including:

  • Real-time effects
  • Color correction
  • Adding voice-overs to your films
  • The new media management tools

The book also contains interviews with Emmy-nominated editor Tina Hirsch, president of the American Cinema Editors, and Peter 'Beak' Cvijanovic, a superb Flame artist.

This book is for you if you're already familiar with Final Cut Pro and need to get going with the sophisticated features in version 3. It focuses on what's new and doesn't go over old ground. No more wasting time on books where only a fraction of the content is for you!

Please note: If you're completely new to Final Cut Pro, then Revolutionary Final Cut Pro 2 from friends of ED is the book you need. Not just an introduction to the software, it's a comprehensive primer in the fundamental techniques of digital video production.

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