Short, clear and to the point... It will get you up and running on FCP in short order. Ken Stone, www.kenstone.net Compared to the 800 page tomes I usually find, there is not much that Rick Young does not cover...what really sets this book apart is how Rick Young's step-by-step directions and graphics are so very easy to follow. Steve Douglas, videographer, www.worldfilmsandtravel.com Rick Youngs Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro is the ultimate guide to getting up and running with Apples professional editing software. Full of information relevant to both new users and professionals, this book wastes no time in teaching all the vital knowledge needed to edit your project from start to finish using Final Cut Pro. All the key features and essential techniques are presented in this easy to understand, full-color book. When time is of the essence, less is more. Learn invaluable workflow tips which show you how to tap into the full power of Final Cut Pro, whichever version of the program you are using. All the essential areas are covered: System Set-up Capture Editing Audio Mixing Effects Output Media Management. This latest edition also features new sections specific to Final Cut Pro 6, including: effective ways to edit HDV working with P2 media encoding using Compressor 2 accessing the Master Templates using Apples ProRes 422 codec. Praised by industry professionals, educators and independent filmmakers, the Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro has earned a solid reputation as being the absolute best book on the market for those wishing to get up to speed with Final Cut Pro quickly. Rick Young (www.macvideo.tv) is the Director and Founding Member of the UK Final Cut Pro User Group and an Apple Solutions Expert. A freelance television director and editor, Young has many years of broadcast experience, including work for the BBC, Sky, ITN, CNBC, and Reuters. Also a Final Cut Pro Consultant, Rick has been invited as a public speaker at numerous UK and US exhibitions, is a liaison to the US FCP user groups, and is author of the best-selling, The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 5. The Focal Easy Guide series: Start working with new software immediately regardless of your level Achieve professional results, learn practical skills from industry experts Focused, user-friendly coverage of the key tools you need to knowYoung, Rick is the author of 'The Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro 6', published 2007 under ISBN 9780240810096 and ISBN 0240810090.