Final Cut Pro X 10.1: Professional Post-Production
Author: Brendan Boykin
Publisher: Peachpit Press
The Apple-Certified Way to Learn This all-new guide presents a real-world workflow from raw media to finished project to demonstrate the features of Final Cut Pro X and the practical techniques you will use in editing projects. Using professionally acquired media, you’ll utilize the same tools and editing techniques used by editors worldwide in this revolutionary editing software. Renowned editor and master trainer Brendan Boykin starts with basic video editing techniques and takes you all the way through Final Cut Pro’s powerful features. The lessons start as real world as it gets–with an empty timeline. After downloading the media files, you will be guided through creating a project from rough cut to final edit. The basic workflow and tools are covered in Lessons 1 through 4 where you will create a rough cut. The real-world workflow continues through the remaining lessons as you take the basic project and enhance it with a deeper dive into the more advanced Final Cut Pro X features including how to efficiently organize and share media with the new Libraries, enhanced audio tools, streamlined media management, retiming, and more. • Downloadable lesson media files to work sequentially through exercises for hours of hands-on training. • Focused lessons teach concepts and take students step by step through professional, real-world editing scenarios to create a final project. • Chapter review questions summarize what students learn to prepare them for the Apple certification exam. The Apple Pro Training Series is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum of the Apple Training and Certification program. Upon completing the course material in this guide, you can become Apple Certified by passing the certification exam at an Apple Authorized Training Center. To find an Apple Authorized Training Center near you, please visit training.apple.com.
Completely revised for Final Cut Pro X and featuring compelling new footage, this best-selling, Apple-certified guide provides a strong foundation in all aspects of video editing. Renowned author Diana Weynand starts with basic video editing techniques and takes readers all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful features. Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of video editing and finishing, using professional broadcast footage. The book covers Final Cut Pro's exciting new features, including a completely redesigned interface, people detection, and Magnetic Timeline. · DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files for over 40 hours of training · Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional, real-world projects · Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side · Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts help you master techniques fast · Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time · Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and prepare you for the Apple Certified Pro Exam Apple recently released Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6. Book updates relating to this new point release can be found here: http://www.peachpit.com/store/apple-pro-training-series-final-cut-pro-x-9780321774675#updates Note from the publisher: A small number of customers have reported issues working with the lesson files associated with this book. After extensive testing, we can confirm the lesson files do work properly. If you have purchased a digital version of the book and are downloading the files, please keep in mind the size of the high-quality videos is quite large and may take considerable time to download. We do not recommend downloading the files over a wireless network and have posted suggestions for successfully downloading the files on the download site. If you encounter any problems with the lesson files, please contact our customer service team at [email protected], and we will work with you to identify and resolve your issue promptly.
With this book, users will learn to convert footage from many different sources, manage their footage, edit the content, adjust sound, and output to different sources. If the reader chooses to work through the book cover-to-cover, they will put together an entire short film that includes basic editing, audio, compositing, and various effects.
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The colorist is responsible for the critical final stage of refinement of the film and broadcast image. Using all of the controls modern color correction software provides, colorists refine the mood, create style, add polish to scenes, and breathe life into the visuals. The craft of color correction can take considerable trial and error to learn, while the art of color grading takes years to perfect. Alexis Van Hurkman draws on his wealth of industry experience to provide a thoroughly updated edition of what has become the standard guide to color correction. Using a friendly, clear teaching style and a slew of real-world examples and anecdotes, Alexis demonstrates how to achieve professional results for any project, using any number of dedicated grading applications, or even an editing program's built-in color correction tools. From the most basic methods for evaluating and correcting an overall image to the most advanced targeted corrections and creative stylizations, Color Correction Handbook, Second Edition, is your one-stop guide. Among many valuable concepts and techniques, you'll learn to: * Set up a professional color correction environment using the latest technologies and adhere to the most up-to-date standards * Work with log-encoded media and LUTs * Analyze shots quickly and correct errors of color and exposure * Create idealized adjustments for key features such as skin tone, skies, and product shots * Develop strategies for balancing clips in a scene to match one another for continuity, and grading greenscreen clips destined for visual effects * Master a variety of stylistic techniques used to set a scene's mood * Apply principles of color and contrast to add depth and visual interest * Browse valuable research about memory colors, audience preferences, and critical corrections for achieving appealing skin tones and controlled environments * Follow along with the downloadable files that accompany this book, including HD footage, cross-platform exercises, and project files.