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Final Cut Pro books:
Final Cut Pro 3 for Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide by Lisa Brenneis, Peach Pit Press, ISBN: 032111583X, Published: APR 03, 2002, 676 pages; buy.com
Much better FCP books with superior organization for Apple Pro Training Series--used at Apple Training Centers to prep for Apple Certification Exam--how to become a certified Apple Pro!
Note--whereas there are newer versions of these two book available for FCP 5.x, the adoption according to instructor Larry Jordan when he spoke at SFCutters 2-22-06 is far behind that of FCP 4.5x (aka FCP HD)--but that may change by the end of 2006 with the introduction of the new Intel dual-core processors for both Apple towers and laptops aimed at the evolving HD market = stay tuned:
Final Cut Pro HD: Editing Professional Video by Diana Weynand (exercise files on included DVD-ROM), Peach Pit Press, ISBN: 0-321-25613-1, Published: 6-1-04 as a 4.5 FCP update to her 4.0 FCP version of the same book, 855 pages; buy.com
Advanced Editing and Finishing Techniques in Final Cut Pro 4 forward by Walter Murch (in addition to exercise files, the included DVD also features three additional chapters); contributing writers: Andrew Balis, Daniel Fort, Steve Martin (not the actor), Mary Plummer, Yan Shvalb, Martin Sitter, Michael Wohl; DigiFilm Tree press, ISBN: 0-321-19726-7, Published: 2004, 932 pages; buy.com
Most helpful FCP book I have found to date for FCP 4.x and above--Intermediate/Advanced time-saving workflow and techniques:
Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro by SFCutters President and co-founder Kevin Monahan, (exercises files, free custom plug-ins "not found anywhere else"), Peach Pit Press, ISBN: 0-321-17915-3, Published: 2004, 454 pages; buy.com
I attended Kevin's 2-day workshop which includes a copy of this book in November 2005 and highly recommend it as one of the best computer seminars I have ever attended which gave me the most FCP help I have found. Kevin is a dynamic and knowledgeable presenter who is beginning a 2006 national and international tour; for updated information and examples from the DVD, check out Kevin's web site: http://www.fcpworld.com/fcpworld/workshops.html
OS X books:
The Mac OS X Book, Jaguar Edition , Second Edition, by Robin Williams, Peach Pit Press, ISBN: 0321169662, Published: DEC 26, 2002; her Panther book in this on-going series is also excellent.
808 pages; buy.com
Mac OS X Hands-On Training with CD, by Garrick Chow, Peach Pit Press, ISBN: 0321180992, Published: APR 23, 2003, 600 pages; buy.com