Updated with interactive multi-touch iBooks link
What has been the most popular book on learning how to edit with Final Cut Pro X? A 'graphically enhanced manual' from Edgar Rothermich helped many people understand the simplicity and complexity of FCPX. Now a new version for FCPX 10.3 has been released.
Updated 2/5/17 "Final Cut Pro 10.3 - How it Works"is now available as interactive multi-touch iBooks on Apple's iBooks Store.
Looking at our Amazon affiliate reports, there is one Final Cut Pro X book that outsells all the other titles put together. That's Edgar Rothermich's 'graphical enhanced manual' Final Cut Pro - How it Works.
Since its launch, Edgar's manual has proved to be very popular due to the fact that he graphically illustrates how software works, rather than writing endless notes. We have had a read of the new version and it is very detailed as you can see from the selected screen grabs below.
He has now updated the book for 10.3 and that is available on Amazon as a paperback or for digital download from his DingDingMusic website. Instead of two books for Final Cut Pro X ("Final Cut Pro X - How it Works" and "Final Cut Pro X - The Details") that functioned as part 1 and part 2, this new book, "Final Cut Pro 10.3 - How it Works", covers the entire content of Final Cut Pro X.
'In the same style like the other books in my popular Graphically Enhanced Manuals (GEM) series, it explains the new version of Final Cut Pro X 10.3 in great details on 443 pages with lots of graphics and diagrams that are not found in any other publication or any videos.
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.
With easy to understand signal flow diagrams, I show how to mix audio in a FCPX Project and demonstrate for the first time the underlying concepts of Audio Components, Role Components, Mix-Down, plus the utilization of Compound Clips for sub-mixing audio. I also show 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 perfect for those starting out with FCPX, those wanting printed explanations to teach with or just editors who can browse through and learn every function of a button or menu option.
We are sure it will be as popular as the original books.
Edgar has very kindly let us publish a few sample pages from the book. Right click for larger images