This book is an old version for Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9
The new book for version 10.3 is called "Final Cut Pro 10.3 - How it Works" and is also available on the iBooks Store
Fantastic Way to Learn the Apple Pro Apps
I already owned 4 of Edgar's graphically enhanced manuals as PDF's, but wow, his reformatting of the guides in the iBooks format is a surprising improvement on an already terrific way to learn the Apple pro apps. I'm hooked and ready for the FCP X 10.1 iBook.
Brilliant, Clear, and Memorable
I've read Edgar's manuals on Final Cut Pro X (How it Works, and the Details), and Compressor, (Twice) and purchased the one for Motion. Put simply, they are brilliant. They are far and away the best manuals I have ever seen. They take complex concepts and make them visual, clear, and memorable. I attempted to read other books, and just couldn't get through them, I read his manuals and it all suddenly became clear. My level was advanced beginner when I approached his manuals, and now I feel I am strong intermediate. The clarity of his thinking, the beauty of his presentation, and intelligence, combined with his ability to sift through the complexity of these concepts to present what is the essence of the topic is unmatched in my experience. Being a computer professional myself for the past 20 years, who has received high praise for my own documentation, I feel qualified to say he is the best I have ever seen. You will quickly master the basics and beyond with these manuals. Sincere gratitude to him.
My kinda manual, thanks
This is exactly how I like to learn, make it graphical. The author is right, a picture says a thousand words. The usual books from big publishers don't provide that, maybe it is too much work. I guess if you have a good author who knows the material, he can write a book in a short time but all those graphics in this manual must take a long time to create. They really help. Now I have the feeling that I understand the application.
I wished both FCPX books were combined in one volume. That's the only critic and 1 star deduction. Other than that a fantastic manual and I can highly recommended it.