Final Cut Pro X: Making the Transition – New Book

Final Cut Pro X - Making the Transition

Final Cut Pro X: Making the Transition is a new book from Final Cut Pro training guru Larry Jordan.  For all the jabs and snubs the latest version of FCP has received, there is some merit to the software.  It’s certainly not for everyone in its current state; however, it has a lot of power and conveniences that aren’t quite visible on the surface.

I’ve been keeping up with Larry Jordan’s comments on FCP X since it was announced at NAB earlier this year.  One thing is for sure, Mr. Jordan knows his stuff when it comes to Final Cut.

In this useful, cut-to-the-chase guide to the program, popular trainer and Final Cut guru Larry Jordan takes these experienced users through all the components of the software, from importing footage and organizing media to export and sharing. Along the way, they’ll learn the best ways to edit footage and add transitions, effects, and filters, do basic color correcting, work with audio, and utilize a variety of HD workflow techniques, to name a few.

Final Cut Pro X: Making the Transition retails for $44.99; however, it is currently available for $29.69 on Amazon.com.


Canon DSLR Instant Rebate Update

Canon 5D Mark II Instant Rebates

There have been all kinds of crazy deals from Canon in the recent weeks. Canon recently updated many of the DSLR kits and lenses that have rebates.  Now, everything from the Rebel T3 to the 5D Mark II has some very solid savings available.

Below is a quick rundown of the current instant rebate offers for Canon DSLRs.  (If you are looking for lenses or Speedlites on their own, see this chart of all the Fall/Winter Canon lens & Speedlite instant rebates.) [Read more…]

Joe McNally’s New Book: ‘Sketching Light’

Sketching Light by Joe McNally

Joe McNally has a new book.  It’s called Sketching Light.  It’s pretty big at 432 pages.  And, it’s all about lighting.

He tells readers what works and what doesn’t via his let’s-see-what-happens approach, he shows how he sets up his shots with plentiful sketches and behind-the-scenes production shots….

I loved his earlier lighting book, The Hot Shoe Diaries, and I’m really looking forward to this new book.  I enjoy McNally’s stories and wit about as much as I do the information he provides.  Expect good stuff.

Sketching Light retails for $49.99; however, you can find it for $29.99 on Amazon at the time of this post.  There’s also a Kindle version of Sketching Light.