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It used to be that you had to know Avid Media Composer to edit Hollywood-style film and videos. Now, thanks to Apple's low-cost, high-end video editing software, you need to know Media Composer and Apple's Final Cut Pro to stay marketable. If you're an editor experienced in Media Composer who needs to learn Final Cut Pro fast, you need Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors: A Guide for Editors Making the Switch. It's the only book that teaches Final Cut Pro from an Avid Media Composer user's perspective, using Avid images and terminology as references to guide you through the program's features and functions. This task-based book doesn't waste time going over editing basics that you already know, but rather explains how you can get the same job done in Final Cut Pro as you did in Media Composer with detailed feature comparisons, practical conversion tips, and instructions on how to use Final Cut Pro features that aren't available in Media Composer.
Diana Weynand is president and founder of Weynand Training International, a training and consulting firm with a long list of clients that includes ABC, NBC, CBS, Paramount Pictures, and Universal. In its 20-year history, Weynand Training International developed the first training schools for non-linear editing in conjunction with the Montage Corporation and George Lucas's EditDroid. The firm also delivered the first series of Avid training courses for the Motion Pictures Editors Guild. Weynand is currently directing and editing the documentary, "Making Movies Sing!"
Very easy to read, great index for finding things quickly and the screenshots are super helpful.
As an Avid editor and now learning FCP, I can recommend this book for helping to understand where everthing is.
My shop has 20 edit bays and this book certainly made the rounds through many rooms and editors.
This is a fantastic book for any editors who've been long time Avid users and find themselves needing or wanting to switch over to Final Cut Pro. Read morePublished on October 23, 2011 by M Horwitz
I had the 2004 edition of this book which came with a CD.
This edition incorporates FCP 7 (now retired - boo) and a new chapter that catches up with digital file formats... Read more
It appears that I am FORCED to give this product a star EVEN THOUGH I never received this book I ordered from Amazon last May. Read morePublished on October 4, 2009 by P. Buehler
I haven't used the manual enough to fairly gauge how useful it is, however, it was recommended so I bought it. Read morePublished on August 10, 2009 by K. Russ