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Final Cut Pro X : Introduction

Two Day Course

Overview

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that helps beginners and seasoned professionals achieve stunning results.

In this two-day hands‐on course, students become familiar with the user interface while they learn how to perform editing functions.

Students work with real‐world media to learn practical approaches to video editing ‐ from basic techniques to the more powerful features of Final Cut Pro.

Who should attend?
This class is designed for anyone who wants to edit professional‐quality video with Final Cut Pro X.

What will you learn?
• Using libraries to organize and manage media and projects
• Applying exceptionally fast, fluid editing techniques for video and audio
• Finetuning clips in the timeline
• Comparing alternate shots from a collection of clips
• Applying effects, transitions, and retiming clips
• Working with 3D titles
• Finishing and final project

You need no Final Cut or video editing previous experience to attend this course.

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Course Outline

  • Day 1

    Getting Started
    • Video editing and media technical terms and concepts
    • Understand basic Final Cut Pro workflow

    Importing Media
    • Define the clip, event, and library containers
    • Understand the differences between managed and external media files
    • Import files using Media Import and the Finder


    Organizing Clips
    • Apply keywords to clip and clip ranges
    • Search and filter clips by keywords
    • Batch rename clips

    Making the First Edit
    • Create a project
    • Add and rearrange clips within a primary storyline
    • Ripple, Roll, and Slip trim clips
    • Blade, replace with gap, ripple delete, and join through edit
  • Day 2

    Making the First Edit (continued)
    • Perform connect edits
    • Create and edit in a connected storyline
    • Adjust audio levels
    • Share the project to a media file

    Revising the Edit
    • Define and distinguish the two types of project duplication
    • Understand the replace edit options
    • Use the Dashboard for playhead positioning
    • Refine project using trim to playhead and trim to selection

    Enhancing the Edit
    • Vary the playback speed of clips
    • Modify the look of clips with effects
    • Utilize transitions
    • Adjust transform and compositing controls
    • Create compound clips

    Finishing the Edit
    • Add and modify a lower third
    • Split edit audio and video
    • Keyframe audio
    • Colour correct a clip

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