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Peachpit produce some of the best training books for software on the market, we've got a few of them on the shelves here on the FCP.co campus. They also produce the official books used for FCP certification.

Most of the books are not available yet although you can pre-order. We will certainly be getting a copy of Diana Weynand's FCPX book from the Apple Pro Training series. Maybe we might get some to giveaway as a promo.

 

Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X

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Completely revised for Final Cut Pro X and featuring compelling new footage, this best-selling, Apple-certified guide provides a strong foundation in all aspects of video editing. Renowned author Diana Weynand starts with basic video editing techniques and takes readers all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful features.

Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of video editing and finishing, using professional broadcast footage. The book covers Final Cut Pro's exciting new features, including a completely redesigned interface, people detection, and Magnetic Timeline.

 

  • DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files for over 40 hours of training
  • Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional, real-world projects
  • Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side
  • Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts help you master techniques fast
  • Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time
  • Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and prepare you for the Apple Certified Pro Exam

 

Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing

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In this Apple-authorized guide, director and filmmaker Michael Wohl teaches the advanced skills that editing professionals need to know most. Using compelling professional footage, Wohl delivers a comprehensive course on the groundbreaking, entirely new Final Cut Pro X.

 

 

 

 

 

  • DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files
  • Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional, real-world projects
  • Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side
  • Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts help you master techniques fast
  • Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time
  •  Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and prepare you for the  Apple Certified Pro Exam

 

Apple Pro Training Series: Motion 5

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In this best-selling guide to Motion 5, you’ll learn to create sophisticated projects using Motion’s newest features. Master trainer Mark Spencer starts with the fundamentals of motion graphics and quickly moves into compositing, animation, motion graphics design, visual effects design, and the world of 3D. The book is fully revised to take advantage of the software’s new features. Whether you’re just entering the field or are already an accomplished motion graphics pro, this book will have you designing in Motion in record time.

 

 

  • DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files
  • Focused lessons take you step by step through real-world projects
  • Accessible writing style puts expert instructors at your side
  • Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast
  • Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time
  • Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and help you  preparefor the Apple Pro certification exam

 

Final Cut Pro X: Visual QuickStart Guide

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With this new release of Final Cut Pro, Apple has completely re-engineered its popular film and video editing software to include an incredible lineup of features intended to close the gap between the prosumers and the pros. Following right in step, this Visual QuickStart Guide has been completely revised to address all the new features as well as the new paradigm of editing that Apple has put forward.

An undisputed master of the digital video medium, Lisa Brenneis once again demystifies the complexities of the program and she is joined this time by the Final Cut Pro guru Michael Wohl to provide a clear, straightforward guide to Final Cut Pro X. Tasked-based, step-by-step instructions and loads of visuals and time-saving tips make it so professionals and newcomers alike can quickly find and learn tasks specific to their needs, benefiting from the award-winning Visual QuickStart style.

Topics covered include essential editing tasks and media-management strategies, transitions, effects and filters, rendering options, and much more. It includes coverage of all the new features such as the new dynamic interface, Magnetic Timeline, Clip Connections, Auditions, Content Auto-Analysis, Range-Based Keywords, and much more. Now in four-color, this must-have reference also includes several free downloadable videos from the publisher’s site.

 

Apple Pro Video Series: Final Cut Pro X    DVD

Apple Pro Video Series: Final Cut Pro X Ebook

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Introducing the Apple Pro Video Series: Final Cut Pro X, the first Apple-Certified video on Final Cut Pro X.  In this tutorial, Apple-mentor trainer Steve Martin, guides you through the new workflows, toolsets and features of Final Cut Pro X.  Whether you are new to digital video editing or transitioning from another editing application, you will get a solid foundation for understanding the software.

These Apple Certified videos partially prepare you to earn Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X Level One status. Level One certification attests to essential operational knowledge of the application. Apple Pro Video Series: Final Cut Pro X assumes no prior knowledge of Final Cut Pro or Mac-based video editing. The tutorials walk you through the complete post-production workflow, from initial import to final output.

Along the way, learn techniques to make you more productive using Final Cut Pro X's editing tools, effects, titles, transitions and themes. Previous experience with iMovie or legacy versions of Final Cut Pro is not required. However, a solid foundation in those apps would provide a useful bridge to understanding the new workflow paradigms. Each step in the editing workflow is presented in 37 easy-to-follow learning modules with a running time of 5 hours. Media files to follow along in Final Cut Pro X are also included.

 

Introducing Final Cut Pro X: Learn by Video

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This innovative product uses interactive video to give viewers an overview of the features in Final Cut Pro X, which Apple has redesigned from the ground up. Final Cut Pro X should be much more accessible to “pro-sumer” videographers, many of whom shoot video with their digital SLR cameras. This video is geared to this new audience, taking them through the fundamentals of video editing, as well as how to get going quickly with Final Cut Pro X, which still is an advanced, pro-level application.

Experienced instructor Joseph Linaschke presents up to four hours of high-quality HD video, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to work alongside in Final Cut Pro X. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so viewers can practice what they've learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge.

The DVD-ROM is bundled with a printed booklet that provides supplemental material to enhance the video training.