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From Production to Post: Timesavers Built into Final Cut Pro
As the latest version of a respected video editing platform, Final Cut Pro 7 has brought with it a number of new features and enhancements. Along with new tools, the speed and efficiency with which users can work has seen impressive gains. Due to several performance enhancements and feature upgrades, the time it takes to capture, edit, and render effectively have all been reduced. Several smart advances in the Final Cut software have made this possible.
Seamless Format Support
With the advent of HD cameras that offer their own file-based recording systems, the long and tedious capture process can finally be a thing of the past. Along with the right software support, that is. Because older editing suites donâ€™t support these specialty files types, in many cases the transfer of video has to be done through the older, slower method of video capture. With Final Cut Pro 7, Apple has changed this.
Content from Panasonic cameras can be directly imported in their AVC-Intra or DVCPRO-HD format without any conversion. Sonyâ€™s XDCAM EX and the popular AVCHD format also seamlessly transfer over. In an industry where every minute costs someone money, the time saved means a more reasonable production schedule on a more reasonable budget.
Whatâ€™s more, Automatic Transfer is included for a number of cameras and formats. Users have the option to allow data and files to immediately transfer to a scratch disk when your media is connected. You can even load new files in the background while you work on other parts of a project.
The new Final Cut Pro timeline also features improved versatility, allowing you to work with clips of different formats and even frame rates all at once. New options for tabs and color-coded markers are just another enhancement that will help you with organization and efficiency in the editing process.
While many of the new features are under the hood or automatically configured, others require practice, training or both. The Final Cut Pro 7 tutorial and training DVD from Infinite Skills is one particularly affordable and efficient resource to help you get started. Walking users through everything from memory and disk optimization to importing and manipulation multiple media types, this interactive video series will show you how the softwareâ€™s impressive feature set can change the way you work on a daily basis.
Perfect for beginning editors as well as those moving from a different editing platform, this intensive 7.5 hour course is designed to cover more than just the basics. Some of the topics explained and broken down onscreen include Special Media Imports, Customizing the Timeline, Voice Over, Hum Removal, Animated Text Effects, Color Correction, and more.
The tutorial and training package can now be ordered from the Infinite Skills online store on CD. An additional download option is available for those who want instant access to this high quality training.
Safety & Security in Windows 7
Continuing the general trend in increasing the security of its products with each release, Microsoft has shipped Windows 7 as the most stable edition of the operating system to date. The security features and functionality within the OS are designed to give users more control over their data, and stop many of the more dangerous elements from putting users at risk today.
Intelligent Virus and Malware Protection
While Microsoft has not introduced a full anti-virus package with itâ€™s OS as has been speculated in the past, it has put in some helpful tools and a robust defense against common types of spyware and malware that have become more commonplace in recent years. Windows Defender, which ships with Windows 7, is at the heart of this protection, and Microsoft offers its Security Essentials download from its site as another line of defense.
Security and Parental Controls
One of the main features users noticed in Windows Vista was the User Account Control function that alerted users when third party software needed access to sensitive system files. Unfortunately, the alerts were almost constant, and many users felt the notifications detracted from a seamless computing experience. The UAC in Windows 7 is intelligent and scalable, allowing users to adjust the settings to their own preferences and reducing the number of unnecessary warnings.
Parental controls are also improved in Windows 7, enabling users to place reasonable limits on the types of content and amount of computer use available to their children.
This Windows 7 Tutorial – Training CD from Infinite Skills will provide home and small business users with the knowledge they need to take total advantage of this new operating system. In this user-friendly training series, software expert Tony Northrup introduces the new features that Windows 7 makes available and guides you through the entire upgrade process and a wide range of specialized and everyday tasks.
Whether you are upgrading from an earlier edition of Windows or youâ€™ve just purchased a completely new machine, understanding how this OS is different from prior versions and how it fundamentally works will increase the fun and efficiency with which you use your computer. The tutorials in this video course all present a live view of the Windows 7 desktop. This means that the tasks performed by the instructor onscreen will look exactly as they should on your own computer. This eliminates the vague advice you often get in training books by presenting an interactive interface that mirrors real world performance.
Since Northrop covers so many topics, different users can take away their own benefits from the training. The lessons can be viewed in sequence or watched in the order you prefer. This frees you to learn at your own speed and derive the maximum benefit from the onscreen instruction.
The Windows 7 Tutorial – Training can be bought on disk from the Infinite Skills online store or viewed as streaming video through the websiteâ€™s affordable subscriber plan.