It has taken a while to update, but the official book that Apple's FCPX certification uses has now been published. Peachpit's Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X, Second Edition is now out.
Many thanks to our Forum contributor Ben Balser for giving us the heads up on the availability of these books.
Diana Weynand has just had the second edition of Final Cut Pro X in the Apple Pro Training Series published. If you are going to sit the Apple Certified Pro exam then this is the book you will be studying from.
With the pace of updates from the Apple team being so rapid, printed material is always going to find it hard to keep up. This update brings all of FCPX's 10.0.6 and 10.0.7 features & functionality into print.
The books are not available on Amazon yet, but can be ordered directly from Pearson. It did make us smile to see it listed in the Adobe Premiere Pro section.
The book and eBook aren't cheap, but you get a lot of information and of course the reference for the exam. There are discounts to be had. The book is down from $54.99 to $43.99 and the eBook is down from $43.99 to $35.19. Both sell at a combined price of $59.39, down from a rather eye-watering $98.98.
Peachpit have published a PDF section online so you can see the level of instruction inside the book.
Revised for Final Cut Pro X 10.0.7 and featuring compelling footage, this best-selling, Apple-certified guide provides a strong foundation in all aspects of video editing. Renowned author Diana Weynand starts with basic video editing techniques and takes readers all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful features. This Second Edition covers the latest terminology and interface changes including those to the Viewer, Toolbar, Timeline, and menus. Coverage of new and enhanced features includes compound clips, multichannel audio editing, and exporting roles.
Each chapter presents a complete lesson in an aspect of video editing and finishing, using professional-quality and broadcast footage.
· DVD-ROM includes lesson and media files for over 40 hours of training
· Focused lessons take you step-by-step through professional, real-world projects
· Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side
· Ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts help you master techniques fast
· Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time
· Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and prepare you for the Apple Certified Pro Exam