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Final Cut Pro Portable Genius Paperback – October 13, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0470387603 ISBN-10: 0470387602 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 13, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470387602
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470387603
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,006,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

The Genius is in.

You don't have to be a genius to use Final Cut Pro. But if you want to get the very most from it, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work and start ramping up the pace. Interested in figuring out which editing technique is right for you? Want to use Final Cut Pro as a sound and mixing tool? Eager to maximize the output of your final product? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and let you enjoy Final Cut Pro to the max.

Genius DV has become the world's premier training center for digital video editing and production, providing state-of-the-art hands on training for all of the popular video editing software packages. Genius DV offers training to individuals from 60 different countries and all 50 U.S.

Portable GENIUS

Fun, hip, and straightforward, the new Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that are easy to navigate and don't skimp on the essentials. Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle.


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The layout of the book is easy to read and very informative.
K. Seeley
It is a great read and each section is helpful by itself so one does not feel the need to finish the book in one sitting.
Michael Alexander
I highly recommend this book for both the novice and experienced editor.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michael Jensen on October 18, 2008
Format: Paperback
Final Cut Pro Portable Genius

There couldn't have been better timing! I installed a new Final Cut Pro suite just in time for "Final Cut Pro Portable Genius" to be available. What a life saver this handbook has been, it never leaves my side while I'm editing. I have always considered myself to be more of an artist than an engineer or a computer genius. "Final Cut Pro Portable Genius" takes the guess work out of setting preferences that can critically maximize Final Cut Pro's capability and increase my ability to create an awesome product. The full color diagrams and screen shots throughout the book are easy to follow, and incorporate steps to create any result I can imagine. I am preparing to do my first major project using Final Cut Pro and I am so glad I have "Final Cut Pro Portable Genius"as a reference as I go forward. Help menus are great, but "Final Cut Pro Portable Genius" will be a critical part of my success as a Final Cut Pro editor.

Thank you Genius DV!

Michael Jensen
Michael Jensen Productions
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Korbl on December 1, 2008
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Having taken classes from John Lynn and Genius DV, I knew the book would be good. And it did not disappoint. You can easily search for the particular task you need to complete and it is presented step-by-step. It remains right next to my editing station unless someone "borrows" it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael Alexander on June 18, 2009
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In Final Cut Pro Portable Genius, John Lynn describes what can be an overwhelming software tool in an organized and easy-to-understand manner. The beautiful and helpful and colorful screen shots and overall quality of the publication itself is "very Apple," though Mr. Lynn has his own private digital media training company and is not part of the Apple enterprise. As a former business owner with a passion for digital media of all types and forms, I highly recommend this helpful book. It is a great read and each section is helpful by itself so one does not feel the need to finish the book in one sitting. Well done!

Michael Alexander
Possibilities in Paradise
El Macero, CA
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jose A. Negron Aponte on June 15, 2009
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Having taken classes from John Lynn I can personally say, this is EXACTLY what a noob like me needed in this situation. The book is soo well written any one can use it. a Noob (like me) can pick it up and start learning with no hesitation or a pro can use it the same book as a reference guide in any job they might be doing.
I congratulate and Thank John Lynn for taking time out of his very busy schedule to put together a book like this.

Jose Negron
Gov'IT Adminsitrator
FinalCut Pro/Avid Composer Editor
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Debra L. Rein on April 14, 2009
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Amazing book. This is one of the best books I have used in a while. It is written in a way that you can understand. I am a high school teacher and this book has been so helpful. I keep it by my computer to reference. I probably should get a couple more because I am always finding it by another computer, the kids really like it. This has helped us with all the components of Final Cut Studio. Great book for beginnings to pros. Way to go John Lynn.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Seeley on March 6, 2009
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John Lynn does a great job taking a novice FCS user and bringing them to new heights with their confidence and their ability. The layout of the book is easy to read and very informative. I currently use this book in my classroom and will keep my eyes peeled for any future publications from John. Even if you consider yourself a good editor, this book is a must for your collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. A. Freedman on November 5, 2008
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This book took me from, "I think I can...", to "Watch this!" in a couple of weeks. A clear and concise illustration of the emense power of FCP.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert L. Miller on July 22, 2009
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This book has been such a great relief for me as an editor and sound man. It wouldn't matter if I were an amateur or an expert, this book has all the ingredients to get you started with Final Cut and give you everything you need to become a great editor. Kudos to the author and I hope to see another book in the future by this same person.
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