"Final Cut Pro X - How it Works" from the GEM series (Graphically Enhanced Manuals) explains Apple's new video editing software with rich illustrations that are not found in the official manual. The 118 pages letter size book helps you to understand all the new concepts and workflows that are introduced in this major upgrade of Final Cut Pro.


What are Graphically Enhanced Manuals (GEM)? They're a new type of manual with a visual approach that helps you UNDERSTAND a program, not just LEARN it. No need to read through 500 of pages of dry text explanations. Rich graphics and diagrams help you to get that "aha" effect and make it easy to comprehend difficult concepts. The Graphically Enhanced Manuals help you master a program much faster with a much deeper understanding of concepts, features and workflows in a very intuitive way that is easy to understand.

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“The $2 FCPX Manual We All Should Have.” - studiodaily.com

“What a brilliant idea from Edgar Rothermich ...We think this is a bit of a no-brainer purchase for anybody who wants to learn FCPX or indeed editors like us who always look for new tips and tricks from other sources.” - fcp.co

“That is exactly what I was looking for: Someone who can explain how FCPX works.” - Bernd

“I bought the manual and I’m thrilled. Complex concepts are explained in an easy and transparent way, so you are up and running very quickly and get the necessary background to really use the app properly.” - Volker

“Thanks Edgar for the book and I will wait impatiently for "Final Cut Pro X How it Works Advanced" so please let me now when is done.” - Ricky D.


Graphically Enhanced Manuals


118 pages

Final Cut Pro X - How it Works

94 MB


Final Cut Pro X - How it Works


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“The graphical depictions of the various processes really work.  Best of all, your friendly presentation style is making the learning experience fun.” - Joel N.

“Whether you are an experienced or new editor, this graphic manual can get you up to speed in one day. Because this application has the editor thinking in new ways, with new terms, even if one is experienced with the previous FCP apps, or with Premiere or Avid, a brief overview is extremely useful, and by employing a graphical rather than textual "interface," the manual is very user-friendly.”  - Michael C

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