Edgar Rothermich has been providing us with a series of Pro Tools Basics articles from his Graphically Enhanced Manuals (GEM) series. He has just released Final Cut Pro 10.3 - How it Works which is presented in the same style. This latest book covers the new version of Final Cut Pro X 10.3 in great detail across 443 pages with graphics and diagrams that are not found in any other publication or any videos.
Edgar tells us that this is a completely revised and extended book, including in-depth explanations of all the new features like Roles and Lanes, plus unique illustrations on how metadata-based audio works in Final Cut Pro. Edgar explains...
This book is especially of interest for FCPx users that focus on the audio side of a video production and I spend a lot of time deciphering the audio signal flow in FCPx and demonstrate that in signal flows diagrams that are familiar to the audio community like Pro Tools users.
For audio specialists like us, the audio handling in the new Final Cut Pro is very interesting and Edgar has included easy to understand signal flow diagrams, showing how to mix audio in an FCPx Project and demonstrate the underlying concepts of Audio Components, Role Components, Mix-Down, plus how to use Compound Clips for sub-mixing audio.
He also shows the complete Touch Bar functionality and integration and how to use it even without a new MacBook Pros, ... and much much more.
The book is available as a pdf file from his website and as a printed book on Amazon. It will also be available later as an interactive multi-touch iBooks on Apple's iBooks Store just like his other books in the Graphically Enhanced Manuals series.