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Final Cut Pro 7 : Introduction FCP 101

Three Day Course

Overview

Final Cut Pro is used worldwide by video professionals for cutting edge video editing, video compositing and for generating video effects.

Final Cut Pro includes real-time editing architecture and media management tools plus support for virtually all professional video formats.

This Apple authorised three day course is designed to provide you with the skills and capabilities required to produce high-quality, high-impact professional video content using Final Cut Pro.

The emphasis throughout this introduction is on practical exercises and examples.

These exercises will cover project management issues, using the canvas and timeline to full effect, working with audio, fine-tuning your edits, creating transitions and outputting your work for broadcast, the web or multimedia.

Feel free to tailor the course to your exact needs if you wish.

Having completed this course, you can take the Final Cut Pro Level One exam at Media Training.

For details of exam dates please call us on 020 7407 8880. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction: getting started
    • The Apple Pro Certification program

    Screening and marking
    • The Final Cut Pro interface
    • Following a workflow
    • Navigating clips
    • Marking clips

    Editing clips in the timeline
    • Managing project elements
    • Editing a rough cut
    • Making overwrite edits
    • Managing timeline tracks
    • Making insert edits
    • Adding audio clips
    • Drag and drop editing
    • Changing volume of edited clips

    Finishing the rough cut
    • Adding cutaways
    • Editing to narration
    • Editing to music
    • Copying, cutting, pasting and positioning clips

    Trimming to refine clip duration
    • Preparing a project for trimming
    • Trimming overview
    • Rippling edit points
    • Rippling in the Viewer and by numbers
    • Trimming on the V2 track
    • Trimming one track of a linked clip

    Trimming to refine a sequence
    • Adjusting two edit points
    • Slipping one clip
    • Slipping sequence clips
    • Rolling two edit points
    • Sliding clips to refine position
    • Keeping linked clips in sync

    Refining the edit process
    • Creating subclips
    • Adding markers to clips
    • Storyboard editing
    • Editing multicamera

    Supporting the edit process
    • Working with master clips
    • Saving and loading layouts
    • New ProRes workflows
  • Capturing footage
    • Connecting sources for capture
    • Creating a new project for capturing
    • Previewing and marking your source
    • Logging clips
    • Choosing clip settings
    • Choosing capture settings
    • Setting capture preferences

    Applying transitions
    • Evaluating project needs
    • Understanding transitions
    • Viewing transition options
    • Applying transitions
    • Modifying and copying transitions
    • Using the Transition Editor
    • Previewing and rendering effects

    Mixing audio tracks
    • Organising and editing audio tracks
    • Monitoring and adjusting audio levels
    • Applying transitions to fade volume
    • Setting keyframes to change volume
    • Using the audio mixer
    • Recording a narration track
    • Importing CD tracks

    Creating titles
    • Adding a lower third
    • Applying a Boris title
    • Creating a credit roll
    • Adding mattes
    • Composite opening titles

    Changing motion properties
    • Changing speed properties
    • Creating a freeze-frame
    • Changing clip size and position
    • Building a split screen

    Applying filters
    • Viewing and modifying filter parameters
    • Applying audio filters
    • Using a colour correction filter
    • Animating filters

    Finishing and outputting
    • Detecting audio peaks
    • Broadcast video levels
    • Using Easy Export
    • Backing up projects

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