has released “Final Cut Pro 4 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickPro Guide” (ISBN: 0-321-16223-4) by Lisa Brenneis. The US$29.99, 776-page book offers an introduction to the set of tools available in the latest version of Apple’s high-end videography application.
Step-by-step instructions lead readers through the basics and into more advanced projects in video editing. All the important features of the application are covered in detail, according to Peachpit Press.
Apple introduced Final Cut Pro 4 in April at the National Association of Broadcasters conference. The new version incorporates more than 300 new features, according to Apple, and introduces “RT Extreme,” a new real-time compositing and effects system.