Check out the free training on the new Apple Final Cut Studio suite released July 2009. Final Cut Studio Overview includes three free hours of tutorials on Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 4, Color 1.5, Soundtrack Pro 3, DVD Studio Pro 4, Compressor 3.5, and Final Cut Server 1.5.
High-definition video is today's fastest-growing platform for video content, and it's used by professionals and hobbyists alike. The demand to acquire, edit, and deliver HD content is always increasing. In HD Workflows with Final Cut Studio 2, Apple Certified Trainer Larry Jordan delves into the HD workflow. He provides a comprehensive explanation of what HD is, how to work with the many forms it comes in, and how to use the most common formats and codecs. This course is for anyone wishing to learn about HD--from distribution formats and transcoding to hardware requirements and editing in Final Cut Studio. The second half of the training teaches a variety of specific techniques and workflows for successfully handling high-definition video in Final Cut Pro. Exercise files accompany the course.
Understanding HD terms
Getting familiar with HD video formats
Creating an HD workflow
Capturing HD video both natively and to ProRes
Ingesting DVCPRO HD video
Ingesting XDCAM HD/EX video
Rendering HDV footage more quickly
Transcoding and downconverting HD video
Achieving a "film look"
Exporting and outputting an HD project