Higher Education

Digital Video Essentials: Apple Final Cut Pro 6, 1st Edition

  • includes CD-ROM
  • Lisa Rysinger
  • ISBN-10: 1401877915  |  ISBN-13: 9781401877910
  • 320 Pages
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $74.25



Digital Video Essentials: Apple Final Cut Pro 6 offers a concise, step-by-step guide to video editing with the industry's program of choice, Apple's award-winning Final Cut Pro. Relevant to both the digital video novice and the professional, this comprehensive resource covers the important features that editors need to get the job done quickly. Using a clear, straight-forward approach, supported with full-color visuals, author Rysinger guides editors through the software's features and shows how to manage this powerful program. The book also features Noise Industries' FxFactory Pro, the new effects suite that will revolutionize how editors create with Final Cut Studio. Including a DVD packed with valuable features, Digital Video Essentials: Apple Final Cut Pro is the essential DV book for the essential DV program.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a complete overview of digital video technology, explaining its terminology, concepts and techniques.
  • Provides a straight-forward approach to a complex software program.
  • Demonstrates how to capture and edit video, create motion and effects, use layers and transparency, and render and export.
  • Features interviews with industry professionals using Final Cut Pro.
  • Features FX Factory Pro, a revolutionary visual effects suite for Final Cut created by Noise Industries.
  • Features a back-of-book DVD, which includes resources, tutorials, a trial version of FX Factory, product information, special offers and more.

Table of Contents

1: Digital Video Fundamentals.
2: Digital Video and Apple Inc.
3: Getting Started With Final Cut Pro.
4: Capturing Video.
5: Basic Editing Techniques.
6: Creating Video Transitions.
7: Using Layers and Transparency.
8: Adding Motion.
9: Creating Effects using Video Filters.
10: Creating Titles and Graphics.
11: Working with Audio and Music.
12: Rendering & Exporting.


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eResource  (ISBN-10: 1401877923 | ISBN-13: 9781401877927)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lisa Rysinger

Lisa Rysinger is the President of VIDE Productions, Inc., a digital video company that produces everything from corporate training videos and television commercials to multimedia and DVDs. Lisa is also the author of Exploring Digital Video Essentials, 2E and Digital Video Essentials: Final Cut Pro 6.