Final Cut Pro 7: DIY manual video tutorial

Here is a 15 minute tutorial showing the whole process – from extracting the help system from Final Cut to compiling the document in TextEdit:


I deleted 4-5 minutes of waiting for content to be inserted and pasted (on my MacBook Pro), so it shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes to finish. It’ll be faster if you have Pages from Apple’s iWork suite, or can still use the free trial period.

See my previous post for instructions:
1. Create a copy of the documentation system and make all hidden text visible. Creating a version that can be viewed in your favourite web browser.
2. Combine the 3,500 html and graphics files together in a single document.

You can do the same for the other applications in Final Cut Studio. Here are the locations for the help systems for each of them.

Visit my Final Cut home for more plugins and tips

  1. Umm said:

    Why not just post the manual for download?

    • Alex said:

      Because it is © Apple.

      You can do all this and upload it, no-one would be breaking any rules by downloading it, but Apple will probably come after you.

  2. steve ndirangu said:

    would love to get your manual for final cut pro.i love editing with a passion.

    • Alex said:

      Since this tutorial Apple have released a PDF of the manual which you can download from them. Search to find it…

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