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Final Cut Pro 3 Ramp-Up Guide Offered with Free FCP 2 Training

(January 21, 2002)
Magnet Media, Inc. announced today that it will be including a Final Cut Pro 3 Ramp-Up Guide with all orders of its Digital Media Training Series (DMTS) title Inside Editing with Final Cut Pro 2 beginning today. The guide will include detailed descriptions of the latest features in Apple's digital editing solution, Final Cut Pro. The PDF guide includes segments on the new offline codec; real time effects; and the addition of the Quick View, Color Corrector, and Voice-Over Recorder instruments.

Inside Editing with Final Cut Pro 2 is a 3-hour, 10-lesson interactive CD-ROM taught by Zak Tucker, founder of Swete Studios, a commercial post-production company based in New York City. Among the points highlighted by Tucker in the training program are: setting up the Final Cut Pro workspace; logging and capturing; basic editing techniques; media management and organization; motion effects; and advanced compositing. The training includes 3 CD-ROMs: the first 2 discs house the training and the third disc contains the project files needed to work along with the instructor.

"The ability to provide quality training content to the marketplace at the speed that our customers ask for is an enormous advantage for us," states Rafael Rivera, Director of Production at Magnet Media. "The web-connected, HyperCDŽ technology that is the basis of our training allows us the luxury of adding and deleting video files, graphic images, and text files in an instant. Even if the customer has been shipped the CD-ROM days, weeks, or months ago, he or she will be able to access the latest tips, techniques, or updates associated with that product as they are introduced to the community." The company feels that this is an extremely beneficial element of its training programs, as today's software manufacturers are constantly under pressure to release smarter and faster versions of existing programs to meet consumer demands in the marketplace.

The web-page/CD-ROM hybrid that is HyperCD technology allows the user to experience a fully interactive interface while simultaneously watching high quality video.

The Platinum Edition of the training is available for $199.99 (plus S&H) at Magnet Media also offers a Professional Edition of the training (lessons 1-7 only) for $149.99 (plus S&H), as well as a limited-access version, the Special Edition (lessons 1-3), for FREE (plus S&H) for a limited time. The Final Cut Pro 3 Ramp-Up Guide is available for FREE to registered customers with the purchase of any edition.

Magnet Media, Inc. of New York, NY produces the Digital Media Training Series, the premiere training series for creative professionals. The company's clients are professionals and companies in the film, television, and web development markets. They include Lucasfilm, Disney, The Feed Room, Post Perfect, Globix, UCLA Film School, and thousands of creative professionals around the globe. The DMTS series currently includes nine programs, including Final Cut Pro 3, Media Cleaner 5, Dreamweaver 4 and Flash 5. The programs can be ordered through the company's toll-free order line at 877.606.5012 or through their web site at

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