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Old December 6th, 2003, 02:51 PM   #1
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FCP 4 help books?!

The manuals always bug me, so I was wondering if anyone can recommend a FCP 4 help book or CD/DVD guide. Like Visual QuickStart, etc.


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Old December 6th, 2003, 04:47 PM   #2
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This Apple Pro Training Series book might be worth a look, Heath. I've sworn-off all software books but I've heard some good things about this series. The price is certainly right.
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Check out Rich Harrington's "On the Spot" Series on Final Cut. It's entirely tutorial and results-oriented vs 'splaining what each button does. He walks you through a "what if you wanted to do this?" scenario, and by the time you reach the last image/text description, you're done.
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Old April 1st, 2004, 06:17 PM   #4
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Check out http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0735712816/103-2940688-1916625?v=glance

This writer is very knowledgeable, although I haven't read the book. I teach from the Final Cut Pro training series book and I personally cannot stand it. It is tutorial based and does that fairly well. But you really need more than tutorials to understand a program, IMHO.
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fcp4 for dummies. i learned fcp4 in a day.

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Old November 2nd, 2004, 12:05 AM   #6
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The Apple series training books are definately worth a look. If you know anything about editing skip the basics book and go straight to the advanced book.

The basics book teaches you about the keys and tells you what the features are. You can read the manual to learn everything in this book. Don't qoute me on that though, I didnt read the manuals
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