Digital Video Editing with Final Cut Express: The Real-World Guide to Set Up and Workflow

Suitable for those new to nonlinear editing as well as experienced editors new to Final Cut Express, this book is an introduction to Apple’s editing software package and the digital video format in general. You will come away with not only an in-depth knowledge of how to use Final Cut Express, but also a deeper understanding of the craft of editing and the underlying technical processes that will serve you well in future projects.

Workflow, editing techniques, compositing, special effects, audio tools, and output are explained in clear, jargon-free terms. The book’s emphasis is always on using Final Cut Express in the real world, and as such it is the only book to go beyond the interface to address crucial issues like proper setup, system configuration, hardware, the Mac operating system, what equipment to purchase, and troubleshooting common problems. Armed with this information, you will sidestep problems and complete projects of exceptional quality.

*Learn how to use Final Cut Express in the real world
*Offers a clear overview of the digital video format
*Suitable for new editors or experienced editors new to Final Cut Express

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  1. Not so well organized I should have gone to a bookstore and looked at the books on Final Cut Express, but based on the reviews I thought this one would be great.First of all, it deals with Final Cut Express 1.0.1. That’s not the current version – so if you’re buying FCX now, much of the info about drop-down menus and set-up will not apply to your software.The book is very thorough in describing how to use FCX, but you have to read several paragraphs of explanation in order to figure out what…

  2. a valuable book for any NLE user Charles Roberts’ “Digital Video Editing with Final Cut Express” is more than just another software manual. His insight into MAC OS and organizing workflow is invaluable to even the most experienced NLE user and the appendices clearly explain complicated technical concepts behind digital video and the hardware needed to create a working system for editing. I am already ‘sold’ on Apple’s Final Cut Pro but Roberts’ conversational style of writing and solid technical knowledge make an…

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