FCP newbie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by gibkcin, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. gibkcin macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, I'm new here and I'm hoping I could get some advice. I recently purchased a 13'' MBP. I am also lucky enough that my uncle gave me his old copy of FCP 5. I am in school for business right now, and I work, so I don't have much time to take FCP classes and such. I did some research and found: "Final Cut Pro 5 - Apple Pro Training Series" by Diana Weynand.

    My questions are:
    How much can I actually do with a 13'' MBP?
    Is that book enough to get me going?
    What other tips would you give to a newbie hoping to learn FCP?

    Thanks a bunch in advanced.

    -gibkcin
     
  2. arjen92 macrumors 65816

    arjen92

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    When you edit DV, the 13" will be enough. HD material will be slower on your macbook pro. The book will help you enough. I learned it just from watching tutorials on the internet and teaching it to myself.

    If you do want video tutorials (for free) check youtube.com/appleshakeguru
     
  3. nyzwerewolf macrumors regular

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  4. matteusclement macrumors 65816

    matteusclement

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    an external firewire drive will help speed things up, using that as a scratch disc.
     

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