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Final Cut Express Solutions

Final Cut Express Solutions

Jason Cranford Teague, David Teague

ISBN: 978-0-782-15190-9

Feb 2006

283 pages

Select type: E-Book



Apple's Final Cut Express offers all the capabilities you need to produce first-rate digital videos. Inside this full-color guide, acclaimed authors Jason Cranford Teague and David Teague show you how to put these features to work and edit your digital videos like a pro.

Final Cut Express Solutions focuses on the tasks that film editors face daily. Designed for budding filmmakers and DV veterans, it's filled with practical lessons and insights on how to craft polished productions while balancing time and money constraints. Get tips on everything from how to shoot your video footage for optimal results, to outputting your finished video to DVD and the Web. You can even follow along with the authors' clips provided on the DVD, or use your own footage.

Centered upon a sample video documentary project, this book thoroughly leads you through each step of the way, including:

  • Organizing your project using the Timeline
  • Editing with multiple tracks
  • Trimming clips: ripple, roll, slip, and slide edits
  • Creating transitions and overlays
  • Adding effects, applying filters, and working with text
  • Jazzing it up with audio transitions
  • Delivering your finished product to the Web, videotape, or DVD

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


Chapter 1: The Hardware Setup.

Chapter 2: The Software.

Chapter 3: Gathering Your Media.

Chapter 4: Editing Basics.

Chapter 5: Cutting Your Video.

Chapter 6: Adding Transitions.

Chapter 7: Adding Video Effects.

Chapter 8: Adding Audio.

Chapter 9: Adding Titles and Finishing Up.

Chapter 10: Outputting Your Project.

Glossary of Terms.