This is a technical training manual and therefore demands high quality illustrations rendered in ultra fine detail with "jump-off-the-page" illustrations. The illustrations in this manual are anything but. Most of them are oversaturated with black making many of the icons and buttons extremely difficult to see. Only a few of the illustrations are sharply contrasted and comfortable to view. Very poor publishing job on the illustrations. But Apple, a company I love, seems to have lost some of the magic it once brought to its products.
The technical writing in the manual is a bit cumbersome to follow but then I have never seen a technical training manual that wasn't. Seasoned editors switching from another non-linear editing system to FCP would find the manual useful. For a beginner it's going to be a bear of a journey to learn FCP here.
Having said that, I think beginners might be able use the manual along with the download files to learn FCP.
The best way to learn FCP as a beginner to take a long course taught in the classroom by an expert FCP editor who is also a gifted teacher. Such classes a few and far between as educators rush to move to online.
- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Pearson Education (US); 1 edition (17 August 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780135171738
- ISBN-13: 978-0135171738
- ASIN: 0135171733
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 18.8 x 22.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
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