50 Fast Final Cut Express Techniques

50 Fast Final Cut Express Techniques

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This book presents 50 fast, easy, and powerful effects that creative professionals and amateurs alike can achieve almost instantly with Apple's hot new Final Cut Express video editing software. It includes proven step-by-step format, lavishly illustrated with "before" and "after" scenes from professional clips. It also includes masking techniques, creative use of colors and special effects, professional titling and rolling credit techniques, size deceptions, film-grain simulations, and much more. It features in-depth discussions of features and techniques that help readers make the necessary adjustments for their own videos. Reasonably priced, Final Cut Express software is sophisticated enough for the professional, yet basic enough for the editing beginner or hobbyist. The CD-ROM is packed with all video clips from the book and valuable utilities.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 200.66 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 793.78g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764540912
  • 9780764540912
  • 1,822,641

Table of contents

PREFACE.ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.INTRODUCTION.CHAPTER 1: GETTONG READY: PREPARING YOUR PROJECT.Technique 1: Storyboards and Shot Lists.Technique 2: Using Device Control to Capture an Entire Project.Technique 3: Storing Your Clips on Your Hard Drive.Technique 4: Organizing Your Clips.CHAPTER 2: TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVING YOUR VIDEO PICTURE.Technique 5: A Simple Sharpen Filter.Technique 6: Simple Contrast Correction.Technique 7: Adding a Soft Focus Effect to Your Video.Technique 8: Creating a Washed Out Video Backdrop.Technique 9: Correcting Color.Technique 10: Sepia Tone and Aged Film.CHAPTER 3: TIME AND SPEED EFFECTS.Technique 11: Slow Motion Effects.Technique 12: Fast Motion Effects.Technique 13: Super Fast Motion Effects for Excitement.Technique 14: Reverse Motion Effects.CHAPTER 4: LAYERS AND SUPERIMPOSITION.Technique 15: Adding an Inset Window with Video.Technique 16: Moving an Inset Window.Technique 17: The Overlaid Inset Window.Technique 18: Text Overlays.Technique 19: Art Overlays (Logos).Technique 20: Cartoon Balloons.Technique 21: Imagination Balloons.CHAPTER 5: SUPERIMPOSING SPECIAL EFFECTS.Technique 22: Planets and Moons.Technique 23: Lightning Bolts.Technique 24: Divine Inspiration.Technique 25: Comets and Meteors.Technique 26: Overcast Clouds.Technique 27:Monster Eyes.Technique 28: Ray-Dog the Red-Nosed Puppy.CHAPTER 6: ADVANCED MATTE EFFECTS.Technique 29: Laser Beams.Technique 30: Electric Shocks.Technique 31: Background Flames.Technique 32: Foreground Flames.Technique 33: Fire Breath.Technique 34: Indoor Explosions.CHAPTER 7: MORE ADVANCED MATTE EFFECTS.Technique 35:Miniature People and Things.Technique 36: Gigantic House Pets.Technique 37:Matte Windows in Objects.Technique 38: Doorway into the Unknown.Technique 39: Teleportation.Technique 40: Super Spinning Text.Technique 41: Look into the Crystal Ball.Technique 42: Glowing Orbs.CHAPTER 8: ADVANCED TEST AND TITLING EFFECTS.Technique 43: Text Crawls.Technique 44: Scrolling Text.Technique 45: Typewriter Text.Technique 46: Subtitles.Technique 47: Text with Drop Shadows.Technique 48: Text Overlays.Technique 49: Jitter Text.Technique 50: Text in Perspective.APPENDIX.ABOUT THE AUTHOR.COLOPHON.INDEX.
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About Tim Meehan

Tim Meehan is a computer graphics professional who conducts classes, demonstrations, and workshops on a variety of digital video products. He is a longtime member of the Apple Consultants Network, and has served Apple Computer in various consulting and promotional capacities since 1984.
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