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Final Cut Pro 7 : Advanced FCP 300

Three Day Course

Overview

This Apple authorised three day advanced course is for those who already have a working knowledge of Apple's professional video editing application and has been designed to deliver hard-to-find advanced editing and finishing techniques.

The course covers how to create polished transitions, fix screen direction errors and edit multi-camera projects.

You will build nested sequences, design fantastic effects, use filters creatively, composite and colour-correct video.

This course also covers SoundTrack Pro, managing clips and media and working with film. If you want to create a tailored course adapted to your specific requirements, please give us a call.

If you have already passed the Final Cut Pro Level One exam, you can take the Final Cut Pro Level Two exam at Media Training once you have completed this course.

For details of exam dates please us on 020 7359 9855. You should have attended the Introduction to Final Cut Pro course at Media Training or have an equivalent working knowledge.

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Course Outline

  • Getting started
    • The Apple Pro Certification program

    Timing tools
    • Loading clips
    • Using Match Frame
    • Using Replace Edit
    • Using Gang Sync

    Working with trimming tools
    • Numeric trimming
    • Split ends
    • Trim Edit window
    • Trimming under transitions

    Multicamera editing
    • Editing multicamera footage
    • Working with multiple angles
    • Applying effects to multiclips

    Sound editing
    • Normalising tracks
    • Noise reduction
    • Compression issues

    Sound mixing
    • Using the FCP Meter
    • Setting proper levels and dynamic range
    • Performing real-time mixing
    • Mixing in Soundtrack Pro

    Compositing
    • Creating a multi-layered show open
    • Experimenting with composite modes
    • Adding graphics
    • Using generators
    • Creating a travel matte

    Mastering video filters
    • Applying and modifying filters
    • Modifying filter effects
    • Managing filters
    • Using specific filter categories

    Creating dynamic effects
    • Keyframing basics
    • Keyframing in the Canvas
    • Keyframing in the Viewer
    • Keyframing in the Timeline
    • Creating favourite motion effects

    Collaboration tools
    • Working with iChat Theatera
  • Nesting sequences
    • Understanding nested sequences
    • Using basic nesting
    • Applying effects to multiple clips
    • Applying complex geometrics
    • Changing render order
    • Reordering motion effects
    • Nesting as an editing tool

    Variable speed
    • Using basic slow motion
    • Variable speed effects
    • Using the Speed tool
    • Using the Motion Viewer

    Correcting contrast
    • Controlling contrast using the Colour Corrector 3-Way filter
    • Setting moods
    • Creating artificially high contrast

    Controlling colour
    • Understanding colour balance
    • Using primary colour correction
    • Understanding the colour balance controls
    • Identifying and correcting colour casts
    • Manipulating colour directly in the blacks, mids and whites

    Colour correcting for scene continuity
    • Achieving visual harmony
    • Comparing two clips
    • Setting up for scene-by-scene colour correction
    • Colour correcting a complex scene

    Clip management
    • Managing the database
    • Working with timecodes
    • Merging clips
    • Working with 16:9 and 24p
    • Master clip relationships

    Managing media
    • ProRes workflows
    • Locating media files
    • Using the Media Manager
    • Deleting unused media
    • Offline/online workflows

    Importing and exporting
    • Exporting for the web, DVD and Blu-ray
    • Easy Export

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"Interactive and personalising the course to meet my specific requirements "

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"I thought the trainer went beyond just teaching me the software by also giving me some knowledge of film and the theory behind it which was very helpful. The training was also done in nice digestible segments which made it easier to process the information. Overall I was extremely satisfied!"

"Rob was a really excellent tutor. he made it informative and fun and it wasn't intimidating even though I've never touched a piece of video before. we worked at a good pace to learn a lot but not so fast we didn't absorb what we needed to absorb. I learned so much and also thought class size was perfect and the facilities here were great and such friendly people in speaking to other staff and tutors briefly. amazing lunches too. I'm just sad it's over. I will definitely plan to take more courses here in future. "

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