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Title:
50 fast Final Cut Pro 3 techniques
Author:
Meehan, Tim, 1959-
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Wiley Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xxix, 287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/wiley031/2002110274.html
ISBN:
9780764524462
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

* This unique book covers the latest release of Final Cut Pro, Apple's professional digital video editor
* Presents 50 powerful but easy effects that creative professionals and amateurs alike can achieve almost instantly
* In-depth explanations and instructions allow readers to apply the techniques easily to their own videos
* Includes masking techniques, creative use of colors and special effects, professional titling and rolling credit techniques, film-grain simulations, and more
* CD-ROM contains all the video clips from the book, tryouts, and valuable utilities
The 50 Fast series shows readers how to get amazing, cutting-edge results with today's leading graphics, Web design, and digital video software. Each lavishly illustrated book delivers 50 step-by-step tricks of the trade that are easy to learn and impressive to look at, along with a CD-ROM with before-and-after examples and tryout software.


Author Notes

Tim Meehan is a computer graphics professional who conducts classes, demonstrations, and workshops


Table of Contents

Prefacep. VII
Acknowledgmentsp. XIII
Introductionp. XXVII
Chapter 1 Getting Ready: Preparing Your Video Clipsp. 1
Technique 1 "Batch" Capture Your Video Clipsp. 3
Technique 2 Setting "Handle" Lengthp. 7
Technique 3 Storing Your Clips on Your Hard Drivep. 9
Technique 4 Organizing Your Clipsp. 11
Chapter 2 Techniques for Improving Your Video Picturep. 15
Technique 5 A Simple Sharpen Filterp. 17
Technique 6 Simple Contrast Correctionp. 21
Technique 7 Adding a Soft Focus Effect to Your Videop. 23
Technique 8 Creating a Washed out Video Backdropp. 27
Technique 9 Color Correction with Final Cut Prop. 29
Technique 10 Sepia Tone and Aged Filmp. 33
Chapter 3 Time and Speed Effectsp. 37
Technique 11 Slow Motion Effectsp. 39
Technique 12 Fast Motion Effectsp. 43
Technique 13 Super Fast Motion Effects for Excitementp. 47
Technique 14 Reverse Motion Effectsp. 53
Chapter 4 Layers and Superimpositionp. 55
Technique 15 Adding an Inset Window with Videop. 57
Technique 16 Moving Inset Windowp. 61
Technique 17 The Overlaid Inset Windowp. 65
Technique 18 Text Overlaysp. 69
Technique 19 Art Overlays (Logos)p. 73
Technique 20 Cartoon Balloonsp. 79
Technique 21 Imagination Balloonsp. 85
Chapter 5 Superimposing Special Effectsp. 89
Technique 22 Planets and Moonsp. 91
Technique 23 Lightning Boltsp. 97
Technique 24 Divine Inspirationp. 103
Technique 25 Comets and Meteorsp. 109
Technique 26 Overcast Cloudsp. 113
Technique 27 Monster Eyesp. 119
Technique 28 Green Facesp. 125
Chapter 6 Advanced Matte Effectsp. 129
Technique 29 Lase Beamsp. 131
Technique 30 Electric Shocksp. 139
Technique 31 Background Flamesp. 143
Technique 32 Foreground Flamesp. 147
Technique 33 Fire Breathp. 151
Technique 34 Indoor Explosionsp. 157
Chapter 7 More Advanced Matte Effectsp. 165
Technique 35 Miniature People and Thingsp. 167
Technique 36 Gigantic House Petsp. 173
Technique 37 Matte Windows in Objectsp. 177
Technique 38 Doorway into the Unknownp. 183
Technique 39 Teleportationp. 189
Technique 40 Super Swirly Textp. 195
Technique 41 Look into the Crystal Ballp. 201
Technique 42 Glowing Orbsp. 205
Chapter 8 Advanced Text and Tilting Techniquesp. 211
Technique 43 Text Crawlsp. 213
Technique 44 Scrolling Textp. 219
Technique 45 Typewriter Textp. 225
Technique 46 Subtitlesp. 231
Technique 47 Text with Drop Shadowsp. 237
Technique 48 Text Overlaysp. 243
Technique 49 Jitter Textp. 249
Technique 50 Text in Perspectivep. 257
Appendix What's on the Cd-Romp. 263
Indexp. 267
About the Authorp. 287
Colophonp. 288
End-User License Agreementp. 289