Visual effects guru, Brian Maffitt helps you get up to speed on the leading Mac-based video editing application during this Final Cut Pro 5 video training series, produced in HD.
With Final Cut Pro 5: The Essentials, it’s easy to fine tune your skills by accessing the same video clips used by your host, Brian Maffitt, to give you hands on experience with the new techniques. You’ll learn how to work with HDV footage, make edits, add effects, output your project, and more.
- Discover all the ins and outs of working with HDV, the exciting new video format that lets you create HD content on a DV budget.
- Learn how to save time with real-time effects processing on everything from DV to fully uncompressed HD.
- Uncover how to fix common audio problems with Final Cut Pro’s built-in audio tools and effects.
- Understand the right way to output your final edits as high-quality Web clips using Apple’s amazing H.264 High Definition video codec.
Total Run Time: 11.8 hrs
Brian Maffitt brings a singularly diverse background to presenting and directing. As a former professional actor, photographer, carpenter, and Graceland Tour Guide, he jumped on board the computer graphic revolution in the late 1980s. He founded MAFF/x in 1993 and won several awards for video production, interactive design, and animation. Brian also co-founded Atomic Power Corporation and released two award-winning sets of software plugins for After Effects, “Psunami”, and “Evolution”. The latter was acquired by Adobe in 2001 and is now included with every copy of After Effects sold, and has been featured prominently in untold commercials and films,including Pixar’s Academy Award-winning “The Incredibles”.
A combination of communication skills and computer proficiency made video training a natural progression. As Total Training’s co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, he is devoted to great training, crafted by an extraordinary creative team, for exceptional customers. And if he can occasionally make you smile (or roll your eyes) along the way, so much the better.
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