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Description: Discover the numerous ways Final Cut Studio's flexible tools offer a wide range of solutions and configurations to enhance your productivity. Start by examining the pros and cons of both compressed (software only) and uncompressed (third party hardware enhanced) workflows. Presenter, Yan Shvalb, draws on his deep knowledge of non-linear editing, compositing, and high-end 3D animation software to help you yield high quality results in less time.
Highlights 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. • Examine the pros and cons of both compressed (software only) and uncompressed (third party hardware enhanced) workflows. • Discover how to optimize a workflow that meets your needs. • Learn how to use Final Cut Pro 5, DVD Studio Pro 4, Motion 2, Soundtrack Pro, and Compressor 2 effectively and professionally. • Understand how to set up a managed cluster using Qmaster to perform distributed services through Compressor; plus the ins and outs of using QuickTime and Automator.
Disc 1 - How the Studio Works
Chapter 1: A WALK-THROUGH OF FINAL CUT STUDIO (51 min) • Saving a Project & Importing Media into Final Cut Pro • Applying the Timecode Reader & Batch Exporting • Importing Files into Compressor • Setting a Destination for Encoded Files • Creating a MPEG-2 Setting for DVD Encoding • Creating a Dolby Digital Audio Setting for DVD Encoding • Applying Audio & Video Encoding Settings • Encoding & Uploading Media to a Remote Server • Importing Assets & Setting Chapter Markers in DVD Studio Pro • Creating a Resume Menu & Setting Display Modes • Multiplexing Audio & Video & Formatting a DVD • Playing Video Files in the DVD Player Application
Chapter 2: DVD STUDIO PRO BASICS (69 min) • Setting up a DVD Menu Project in Motion • Understanding the Interface & Tablet Gestures • Placing the Background & Visual Safety Guide • Adding a Mask, Adding & Removing Filters, De-Interlacing • Setting the Menu Duration • System Performance & Rendering • Creating & Adjusting Text in Motion for DVD Menu Buttons • Creating & Adjusting Selection Icons for DVD Menu Buttons • Understanding DVD Menu Layers & Button Selection States • Exporting Menu Layers & Creating Overlays • Using Compressor • Building a Menu in DVD Studio Pro • Creating Buttons • Programming Button States • Creating & Programming the DVD Navigation Tracks • Programming the DVD Menu
Chapter 3: FINAL CUT ESSENTIALS (36 min) • Easy Setup Command & Workspace Layout • User Preferences & Scratch Disks • Importing Clips & Storyboard Editing • Editing with the Arrow & Selection Tools • Lifting, Inserting & Overwriting Clips • Navigating the Timeline Using the Keyboard • Using the Roll, Ripple, Slip & Slide Tools • Working with the Blade, Zoom & Pen Tools • Linking, Synching & Split Editing • Edit in the Timeline with Keyboard Shortcuts
Chapter 4: KEEPING IT IN MOTION (18 min) • Applying Filters & E.ects • Working with Transitions • Basic Animation Using Final Cut Pro • Introducing Generators & Making a Title • Round Trip Editing with Motion
Chapter 5: PARTICLE MAGIC (22 min) • Selecting Tools & Zooming in Motion • Comparing Keyframe Animation vs. Behaviors • Converting an Object into Animated Particles • Adjusting the Parameters of the Particles • Adding Text to the Animation • Exporting & Rendering the Animation
Chapter 6: REPLICATORS, GENERATORS AND MASKS, OH MY! (26 min) • Using the Replicator to Create a Geometrical Background • Creating a Rotating Elliptical Mask • Applying the Replicator & Adjusting the Cell Properties of the Mask • Adding a Zoom Blur & Creating a Custom Animation Preset • Using Replicators to Create Image Masks • Using Generators • Final Comments
Disc 2 - Roundtrip Tickets & Output Options
Chapter 1: COMPOSITING WITH MOTION (29 min) • Load Media into Motion & Create Basic Layers • Correct Color & Lighting with Filters & Masks • Setting Up for Keying • Create a Realistic Key with Primatte RT & Blur • Using Blend Modes & Spill Suppressor • Scaling, Rotating & Rotoscoping a Layer • Use Filters & a Screen to Simulate Re.ection • Adding an Elliptical Mask • Arranging Layers into a Seamless Composition
Chapter 2: REFINING COMPOSITES IN MOTION (21 min) • Using the Primatte RT Filter to Adjust the Matte • Generating an Alpha Channel • Generating an Edge Matte • Animating a Particle Emitter with Keyframes • Saving, Rendering, & Exporting the Composite
Chapter 3: BUILDING AUDIO TRACKS IN SOUNDTRACK (25 min) • Introducing Soundtrack Pro • Previewing Sounds & Adjusting Volume & Pan • Adding Audio E.ects & Exporting Mix • Applying Distortion Filters in Motion • Reducing Ambient Noise & Removing Undesirable Sounds • Applying Compression to a Voiceover
Chapter 4: THE ANATOMY OF A DVD MENU (52 min) • Setting a Photoshop File as a Menu Background • Creating an Interactive Button Layer • Understanding Overlay Mapping • Understanding Anti-Aliasing & De.ning a Color Scheme • Updating Dynamically Between DVD Studio Pro & Photoshop • Creating a Moving Menu Background in Motion • Understanding Bit Depth • Creating an Appropriate Length Background Loop • Creating DVD Menu Thumbnails in Motion • Modifying the DVD Menu in Motion • Exporting the DVD Menu from Motion • Creating a Sub Picture Overlay
Chapter 5: COMPRESSOR & QMASTER (27 min) • Introducing Compressor & Qmaster • Set Up Remote Desktop & Qmaster Prefs • Creating Clusters with Qadministrator • Exploring Compressor Presets • Creating a DVD Preset in Compressor • Adjusting Frame Control Preset Settings • Filter, Geometry & Actions Preset Settings • Compressing Audio & Creating Thumbnails • Creating an Automation Droplet • Adjusting Droplets & Settings
Chapter 6: ASSEMBLING YOUR FINAL DVD & MORE (45 min) • Creating Dummy Video to Use in DVD Studio Pro • Compressing Elements into Assets for Your DVD • Assembling Your Assets on the DVD Studio Pro Track • Adding Chapter Points & Creating Stories • Adding Buttons to Menus • Connecting Stories to Buttons • Assigning Actions to Stories • Burning Your DVD • Making Basic Edits in QuickTime Pro • Keeping Things E.cient with Automator • Final Comments & Credits