FCP newbie

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

  1. gibkcin macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2009
    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.

  2. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    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

    Jul 11, 2007
    Long Island, NY
  4. matteusclement macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    an external firewire drive will help speed things up, using that as a scratch disc.

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