Final Cut Express 4 Editing Workshop

Extra Project Lesson. Learn how to do iMovie's so-called Ken Burns Effect in Final Cut Express.

Final Cut Express 4 Editing Workshop is Tom Wolsky's version of Final Cut Pro Editing Workshop with tutorial and lessons for those wanting to learn Apple's Final Cut Express.

Go beyond the mechanics of Final Cut Express - learn how to edit with it!

More than a button-pushing manual - this editing workshop gives your firsthand experience with the art and technique of editing with Final Cut Express (FCE). It includes in-depth info on the application's features, interface elements, and tools. You develop a working knowledge of the principles and methods taught in film schools with tutorials that covers the essentials:

•Nuances of system set-up to ensure smooth operation

•Getting your DV, HSV and AVCHD material into FCE and getting it organized

•Editing to build and trim a sequence of shots

•Adding transitions

•Working with audio, split edits, back-timing and level control

•FCE titling tools

•Color correction, image animation, and special effects filters, including the new FxPlugin filters and generators

•Compositing to enhance your projects

•Outputting your material including output for HD display

The companion DVD includes digital media and graphic files for the tutorial projects, sample transitions and filters from CGM and a timecode calculator and other extras.

For a few short videos aimed at iMovie users making the transition to FCE, explaining the differences between the two applications click here.

Where can I order the book? The book is available from Amazon and other booksellers online and in stores.

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