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Based on the 10.3 version of Final Cut Pro, From iMovie to Final Cut Pro X: Making the Creative Leap is Tom Wolsky’s full color tutorial book for those wanting to make the transition from iMovie to FCPX, Apple’s feature rich professional software that vastly extends the capabilities of its iMovie software. 

From iMovie to Final Cut Pro X is for all new users of FCP, particularly for those with a basic familiarity with iMovie, to which it has a familial relationship. It’s especially useful I think for those who are self-taught, and want to take their skills to a higher level. 

Go beyond the mechanics of Final Cut Pro X - learn how to edit with it!

More than a button-pushing manual - this editing workshop gives your firsthand experience with the art and technique of editing with Final Cut Pro. It includes in-depth info on the application's features, interface elements, and tools. You develop a working knowledge of the principles and methods taught in film schools with tutorials that go beyond the essentials. Downloadable Final Cut Pro X libraries are included with the book, offering readers hands-on examples used to explain the techniques and practices discussed. Media for the book can be downloaded from the Routledge website and clicking on the link for eResources.


Where can I order the book? You can order the book from the Routledge website. It is also available from Amazon in both paperback, hardback, and in Kindle editions and from the iBooks store.

There have been a few changes to the process of getting an iOS iMovie project into FCP since the changes made in iTunes 12.7. They actually make it quite simple and quick to do. You can read about it here.

Check out the changes to FCPX in 10.4 here, and the new advanced color correction tools here.

For tips and tricks click here.

Click here for my article on Compressor 4.1.

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