Peachpit Press has announced the release of “Final Cut Express 2: Visual QuickStart Guide” (US$21.99). “This concise yet complete task-based reference by digital video expert Lisa Brenneis uses loads of illustrations and valuable professional advice to show Final Cut Express users how to edit video; apply special effects and transitions; master the program’s compositing, titling, and audio tools; and output their finished work. Readers will also learn to use Final Cut Express 2’s new features: real-time effects and transition preview, enhanced audio editing capabilities, real-time color correction tools, dynamic and asymmetrical trimming, and much more.”