Final Cut Pro X Cookbook
As technology becomes more and more accessible and easier to use, we are expected to do more in less time than ever before. Video editors are now expected to be able not only to edit, but create motion graphics, fix sound issues, enhance image quality and color and more. Also, many workers in the PR and marketing world are finding they need to know how to get viral videos made from start to finish as quickly as possible. Final Cut Pro X was built as a one-stop shop with all the tools needed to produce a professional video from beginning to end.
The “Final Cut Pro X Cookbook” contains recipes that will take you from the importing process and basic mechanics of editing up through many of FCPX’s advanced tools needed by top-tier editors on a daily basis. Edit quickly and efficiently, fix image and sound problems with ease, and get your video out to your client or the world easily.
No program gets you from application launch to the actual editing process faster than FCPX. After covering the basics, the book hits the ground running showing readers how to produce professional quality videos even if video editing isn’t your day job.
The recipes inside are packed with more than 300 images helping illustrate time-saving editing tools, problem-solving techniques and how to spice up your video with beautiful effects and titles. We also dive into audio editing, color correction and dabble in FCPX’s sister programs Motion and Compressor!
With more than 100 recipes, the Final Cut Pro X Cookbook is a great aid for the avid enthusiast up to the 40-hour-a-week professional. This book contains everything you need to make videos that captivate your audiences.
What you will learn from this book
- Import media from tons of different sources
- Organize your media the way you want with keywording and Favorites
- Learn about tons of editing tools to save you time during the editing process
- Add professional, non-cheesy animated titles and transitions to enhance your videos’ look
- Edit videos in beat to your soundtrack
- Make your images whiz around the screen with easier-than-ever keyframing
- Isolate, fix, or remove certain colors with advanced color correction tools
- Export to DVD, Blu-Ray, YouTube, Apple devices and more without leaving the program!
- Edit multicamera projects together with an all-new multicam tool
- Remove backgrounds with the brand new easy-to-use Keyer
Written in cookbook style, this book offers many recipes to edit slick, professional videos with FCPX. Each recipe contains step-by-step instructions followed by analysis of what was done in each task and other useful information. The book is designed so that you can read it chapter by chapter, or you can look at the list of recipes and refer to them in no particular order.
Who this book is written for
If you’ve been toying around with iMovie and want more power or you’ve taken FCPX for a whirl and simply can’t find the fastest, most efficient workflow, this book will help! Veteran editors will find just as much useful info as FCPX is radically different than its predecessor, Final Cut Pro 7.
- Paperback: 452 pages
- Publisher: Packt Publishing (October 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849692963
- ISBN-13: 978-1849692960