The Ultimate Resource for the World's Best Digital Video EditorThis full-color, hands-on guide introduces you to the powerful new features of Final Cut Pro 4, while leading you through all aspects of editing digital video. First you'll learn how to set up your workstation and master fundamental concepts. Then you'll learn pro-tested techniques for every stage of the process--everything from shooting tips to logging your footage, from adding transitions and special effects to delivering your masterpiece in multiple formats. Along the way, professional video editors emphasize the tricks and shortcuts they use to get polished results.Striking illustrations and screen shots throughout, plus sample video project files on the DVD make it simple for you to visualize and grasp the concepts. Whether you're an emerging filmmaker or a seasoned vet, Final Cut Pro 4 and the Art of Filmmaking empowers you to complete the tasks that film editors face daily, such as:Mastering the new features, including unlimited real-time effects, auto rendering, motion blur, and time remappingCustomizing the interface and keyboard shortcuts to best fit your work flowEditing clips in the Timeline quicklyCreating complex overlays and transitions with contextual menusExpertly adding effects, applying filters, and working with textCreating titles with video generators and advanced Boris FX title generatorsWorking with the audio tools to make your film sound as good as it looksPreparing your finished product for the Web, CDs, and DVDsEditing for 24fpsFeatured on the DVD: All the clips you need to follow the lessons in the book, including a complete, fully edited short video documentary, and source material, so you can quickly get started working with real footage. Plus a bonus chapter on editing for 24fps.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.