Save it in the edit is a common saying among film professionals. Editing makes the difference between boring vacation movies and exciting traveloguesbetween the whole dull news conference and the highlights on the evening news. Whether youre a budding Spielberg, a proud parent who wants two-year-old Juniors every feat documented for posterity, or a band that wants your music video to rock, Final Cut Pro HD For Dummies tells you what you need to know to edit regular digital or high definition video like a pro. It covers the basics of capturing, importing, and editing digital videos, with detailed how-to for:Organizing your mediaNavigating the audio and video Timeline tracks and selecting clips and frames on the TimelinesGetting fancier with split, roll, ripple, slip, and slide editsWorking with audio, including mixing, editing out scratches and pops, and using filters to create effectsUsing Soundtrack to compose a musical score, even if you dont know the difference between horns and stringsApply transitions such as 3D simulation, dissolve, iris, stretch and squeeze, and moreAdding text for captions, opening titles, and closing creditsColor-correcting videoCompositing, rendering, and outputting your final product to tape, CD, DVD, or the WebThree bonus chapters online go into more depth about rendering, customizing the interface, and managing media so you can refine your skills even further.Final Cut Pro HD For Dummies was written by Helmut Kobler, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, owner of K2Films, and a frequent contributor to Macaddict Magazine. Having this book next to your editing equipment is the next best thing to having him sit next to you and guide you through the editing process.