final cut express books....

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by grooveattack, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2008
    can any one recommend me one? just a reference i know how to use it ect. but its always good to have a book at hand... so? any recommendations?
  2. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    hey Groove,

    which version are you looking for advice on?

    I ask b/c I have the final cut express workshop book by Tom Wolsky for the 1st version. His book was great. Easy to read and covers alot. If you've got a later version, look for his books. I'd buy one again, but i've moved over to fcp.

    If you're on version 1, I can sell you the book for a good price considering it's just sitting on my shelf.

  3. grooveattack thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2008
    i have got the latest one. FCE 4. i have not been able to find any books on it, well good ones..
  4. stevep macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2004
    Final Cut Express 4 Movie Making for Everyone by Diana Weynand
    If anyone else has this I'd be interested to know if the dvd works - I've just bought it (in the UK) and I can't read some of the folders and files. Thus has led to a bizarre series of emails with Peachpit Press, who are proving to be the biggest bunch of wazzocks I've dealt with for a long time.
    However, the book itself seems to be excellent - it assumes no prior knowledge (so you have to wade through a bit of obvious stuff about Macs in general at the beginning, but that's ok). Good colour screenshots to illustrate the steps.
    The alternative might be a Lynda training cd, but I've always thought these are a bit pricey.
  5. kenrobin macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I agree.... the Weynand book is very good especially for those who are graduating from iMovie to FCE.

    I did not have any problems copying the files from the DVD to my hard drive.

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