“Final Cut Express for Dummies” (ISBN: 0-7645-1654-X), a 410-page book on Apple’s midrange, US$299 video editing application, is now available from
Wiley Publishing Inc..
Written by digital video pro Helmut Kobler, the US$24.99 “Final Cut Express For Dummies” walks readers through each step of the digital editing process. You’ll learn how to capture video and audio from digital video cameras, music CDs and other sources; edit video and audio clips into stories; animate titles and add transitions; and record your work back to video tape, DVD disk or digital files for the Internet. Advanced topics include Final Cut Express’ visual effects features, which let you combine (or “composite”) multiple video images together.
Kobler is a digital-savvy filmmaker who used Final Cut software extensively in his last project, a science fiction made-for-television feature called “Radius.” He is also the author of Final Cut Pro 3 for Dummies.