Peachpit Launches Edit Well - The Rich Media Newsletter for Final Cut Studio
June 29, 2006

Peachpit Launches Edit Well - The Rich Media Newsletter for Final Cut Studio

Business Wire (June 29, 2006)

BERKELEY, Calif., Jun 29, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Peachpit today announced Edit Well, the PDF rich media newsletter about Final Cut(R) Studio, featuring audio interviews, video tutorials, and industry expert articles and columns. Developed in collaboration with Apple-Certified Trainer Larry Jordan, Edit Well offers an authoritative look inside Final Cut Studio, Apple's all-in-one audio- and video-editing suite which includes Final Cut Pro(R) 5, Motion 2, Soundtrack(R) Pro, DVD Studio Pro(R) 4, and Compressor. Edit Well will provide expert guidance and insider tips for Final Cut Studio users--direct to the subscriber's inbox each month. Users can receive the premiere issue for free by downloading it at, beginning on June 29, 2006.

The first issue of Edit Well features: Audio interviews with Paul Saccone, product marketing manager for Final Cut Studio, and Kym Rogers, manager of AV Central in Adelaide, Australia; a video tutorial on troubleshooting a Final Cut Pro system; a section on keyboard shortcuts; and articles on getting great results using Compressor 2; using mattes and masks in Final Cut Pro; great 3rd party effects plug-ins; understanding video scopes; and solving the mystery of Auto Select.

Some of the regular features in Edit Well include: In-depth guidance and original articles written by Final Cut Studio experts, including Tom Wolsky, Philip Hodgetts, Bruce Nazarian, Kevin Monahan, Mark Spencer, Noah Kadner, Alexis Van Hurkman, and Graeme Nattress; video tutorials and audio interviews with Apple product managers, Final Cut Studio editors, and other industry leaders; and reader participation through polls, reader mail, and more.

"I wanted to create Edit Well because my Final Cut students kept complaining that there was no reliable, authoritative, and timely source of information on Final Cut Studio," said Larry Jordan, Editor-in-chief of Edit Well. "They needed help which was grounded in the real-world of editing, filled with practical examples, and targeted at the experienced Final Cut editor. I'm delighted with the quality of our authors and very pleased to be working with Peachpit to create this interactive newsletter."

"The rich media PDF format of Edit Well allows us to teach editors about all the deep applications in Final Cut Studio, not just with text, but audio and video too--that simply can't be done in traditional printed books," said Peachpit Publisher Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel. "Edit Well also allows us to publish timely, original instruction and how-tos, and gives readers regular monthly access to a team of industry experts."

After receiving the first free issue, readers can choose to sign up for a yearly subscription for $59.99.

About Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan, president of Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc., is an Apple-Certified Trainer in digital media, specializing in Final Cut Studio, and the author of two Peachpit books, including Final Cut Pro 5 Hands-on Training from He is an award-winning producer, director, and editor with more than 30 years of experience working on network broadcast, corporate, and DVD programs, from newscasts to dramas. A member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America, he is a post-production consultant to a wide variety of Los Angeles broadcast and production studios. Recognized as one of the Top 100 Corporate Producers in America, Jordan brings a wealth of real-world production experience and a love of computer software to his training classes, books, and now also to Edit Well. Learn more at

About Peachpit

Berkeley-based Peachpit has been publishing the industry's best-selling books on the latest in graphic design, desktop publishing, multimedia, Web publishing, digital video and general Macintosh computing since 1986. Its award-winning books feature step-by-step explanations, time-saving techniques, savvy insider tips, and expert advice for computer users of all sorts. It is the home of the internationally recognized Visual QuickStart Guide series, the design imprint New Riders and its highly popular Voices That Matter series, and is the publishing partner for Adobe Press,, NAPP, Apple Certified, AIGA Design Press and others. Peachpit is part of Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the international media company. Pearson's primary operations also include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. Learn more at and

Apple, Final Cut, Final Cut Studio, Soundtrack and DVD Studio Pro are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Peachpit

CONTACT: Peachpit Sara J. Todd, 510-558-4114

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