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Final Cut Pro X 10.4 – Apple Pro Training Series: Professional Post-Production

The Apple-Certified Way to Learn

This fully updated Apple-certified guide presents a real-world workflow from raw media to finished project to demonstrate the features of Final Cut Pro X 10.4 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 application. After downloading the media files, you will be guided through creating a project from scratch to finished draft. The basic workflow and tools are covered in Lessons 1 through 4 where you create a rough cut. The real-world workflow continues through the remaining lessons as you take the basic project and enhance it with a dive into more robust features including the newest Final Cut Pro X 10.4 tools for 360° editing, precision color grading, and more.  

 

•   Downloadable lesson and 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.

•   Web Edition provides full text of the book available online with revised content for significant software updates.

 

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.

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Record It!: Shooting and Editing Digital Video (Information Explorer Junior)

The Information Explorer Junior series provides readers with the tools they need to FIND, ORGANIZE and SHARE information clearly and effectively. Targeted at an earlier age range than our popular Information Explorer: Super Smart Information Series, this set will help younger readers become Information Explorers! Available in reinforced library and paperback bindings.

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Mastering Photoshop Masks: Professional Strength Image Editing Techniques for Photographers

Revealing the Powerful Photoshop Masking techniques of the professional image editor.

Easy to understand, with step by step instruction and illustration.

In this clearly explained book, Landscape Photographer Robin Whalley reveals a powerful collection of Photoshop techniques. Tools enabling you to create complex and impressive photography in minutes. You don’t need to spend hours in Photoshop once you understand a few simple techniques.

Photoshop masks are one of the most powerful and flexible editing tools you can use. They make possible complex adjustments. Adjustments that can transform a photograph. Take the cover of this book for example. The image was taken in the middle of the day. And yet it’s been transformed into a moody nigh time scene. All of this was achieved using masks and is explained step by step for you to follow.

In this book you’ll learn to:

  • Produce detailed and complex masks in minutes not hours.
  • Create detailed Channel Masks, allowing you to replace a boring sky or change a colour.
  • Quickly generate Luminosity Masks to target adjustments on the highlights, shadows or midtones of an image.
  • Make complex selections using the latest Photoshop CC tools as well as traditional techniques. It doesn’t matter how old your version of Photoshop is, there will be techniques you can use.
  • Quickly clean up masks with a simple brushing technique. This enables you to beautifully blend adjustments, essential in creating realistic photography.

The complex subject of Photoshop masking has been distilled into this easy to use book. Featuring many examples, you can follow along using the actual image files supplied on the author’s website.

Cut through the hype and confusion circulating on the internet and learn Photoshop masking. Even if you have tried to before and struggled, this book can help you.

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Editing Reality TV: The Easily Accessible, High-Paying Hollywood Job That Nobody Knows about

In the ever-expanding world of reality TV, editors wield incredible creative power. They often are responsible for creating a scene s or even an episode s storyline from nothing but a rambling tangle of raw footage. In this sense, they are a show s writers, drawing engaging drama from a murky pool of images and comments.

As reality TV invades every channel and time slot, the demand for editors who are comfortable with and conversant in the genre s styles, formats, and requirements increases daily. Editing Reality TV: The Easily Accessible, High-Paying Hollywood Job that Nobody Knows About is the first book to address this burgeoning gig.

Written in an appropriately casual tone by an author who is well-seasoned in all sorts of reality TV, this guide provides sound advice about finding, landing, and keeping a reality TV editing job. In doing so, it also details the editor s duties and responsibilities, while providing a wealth of invaluable tips and tricks for doing the job well.

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Pinnacle Studio 21 Plus and Ultimate Revealed

Learn to unleash the full power of Pinnacle Studio by following practical examples. As Studio develops, so does the Revealed series, with all the new features of this popular software covered in detail. Start from scratch, or dip in and out – this book works both as a manual and a series of tutorials. From Basic principles right through to understanding the latest features, Pinnacle Studio Plus and Ultimate Revealed is packed with tips and examples, using both the sample footage and easily downloaded content. Topics include keeping your movies in sync, troubleshooting, the new user interface, templates and working with MyDVD as well as legacy disc authoring.

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The Muvipix.com Guide to Adobe Premiere Elements 2018: The tools, and how to use them, to make movies on your personal computer

From the basics of video editing with Premiere Elements, like capturing your media and building a timeline, to advanced functions, like creating customized effects and building menus for your DVDs, Muvipix.com co-founder Steve Grisetti show you: • How to use the Motion Tracking tool, Candid Moments and the Smart Trim tool to edit and enhance your videos. • How to turn your raw footage into exciting movies using the Video Story tool. • How to create multi-screen effects with the Video Collage tool. • How to create custom-length music tracks from virtually any song with the new Music Remixer. • The magic of keyframing, Premiere Elements’ most versatile and powerful tool for creating motion paths and special effects. • How to use the options in the program’s Export & Share workspace to create movies, burn DVDs and share your videos online.

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