Software packages are complex. Software books don't need to be. Simplify your life with The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro! This concise, full-color book lives up to its name by paring down the software to its essentials. You learn the key features and essential workflow to get you up and running in no time.
With this book you can start cutting immediately, whatever you edit, whatever the format. This is an ideal introduction whether you are a professional moving over to Final Cut Pro from another package or system, a new user, or just someone who wants to get the best results from Final Cut Pro, fast!
Table of Contents
Getting Started, The Interface, Capture, Organizing your Footage, Editing, Rendering, Media Management, Effects, Audio, Output, HDV
"This book will help you learn how to use Final Cut Pro 5 quickly and confidently." - Stills Audio Motion
"In such a relatively short book as compared to the 800 page tomes I usually find, there is not much that Rick Young does not cover in order to get the new user up and running as soon and as painlessly as possible...what really sets this book apart is how Rick Young's step-by-step directions and graphics are so very easy to follow." Steve Douglas, videographer, kenstone.net
"The book lives up to its name: it is easy to follow, well illustrated with screen grabs, and will give you a decent grounding in the software to get you doing simple edits." - Zerb
"This handy guide is small enough to fit in your bag for on the go reference, but thick enough to provide you with the skills needed to master Final Cut Pro." - Black Filmmaker
"In such a relatively short book as compared to the 800 page tomes I usually find, there is not much that Rick Young does not cover in order to get the new user up and running as soon and as painlessly as possible." Steve Douglas, kenstone.net
"Short, clear and to the point... It will get you up and running on FCP in short order."
Ken Stone (www.kenstone.net), Los Angeles FCP user group
"Whether you are a newcomer to Final Cut Pro...or an experienced Final Cut Pro editor, this little book will benefit you hugely. For the newcomer it is so easy to follow and understand and for the professional it will act as a quick refresher course while bringing you up to speed on Final Cut Pro's new features."
"I just was not going to buy any books on Final Cut Pro. I mean, anyone of us who has ever set foot in this section of the bookstore knows how overwhelming and technical editing software manuals can be. But the fun, unique, cover of this book compelled me to open it...You can pick up this book in the middle of the day or the middle of the night when you feel like you want to throw your Mac and its friend, Final Cut Pro, right out the window. In it, you'll discover those little light bulb moments that mean the completion of a successful and fulfilling project."
- An Amazon reader