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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. 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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