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Final Cut Pro X : Introduction

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Two Day Course

Now Available As Online Training!


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.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

Public Courses

Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

Private Courses

One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

From £499 + VAT per day

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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

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel more than 7 days before your course and there's no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed20722
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.7 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

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"all great"

"Being clear, patient, knowledgable and informative. Lunch was particularly awesome!"

"Great at taking time to answer questions. Great course. Great teacher. "

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"Friendly and very helpful"

"Love the environment and working space"

"Good pace of course and explaining of topics and issues around topics. very informative and enjoyable"

"I came for the course which was very good. overall the whole environment and set up is good"

"The examples used were great for me, just the kind of film i would be creating at work. lots of shortcuts that i didn't know. the course pack looks v useful too."

"very interesting & thorough, very clear instructions, relevant, good environment, look forward to coming back"

"Everything! I thoroughly enjoyed myself ;) "

"Being friendly, well organised, passing on real World use information, not just sticking to a script. Really excellent experience, thank you."

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"A relaxed but professional atmosphere for learning, where I felt comfortable from the outset. "

"As a beginner, I found this entry level course a perfect introduction, and feel the basics were excellently covered."

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"professionalism, amazing trainer"

"Course was broken down into small, easy to follow sections, plenty of time to listen and take notes and then try for yourself, never felt rushed. "

"Making us feel at home and comfortable. Having useful examples. Being able to visualise projects with the material available and having time to walk through more than once things that were more complicated."

"great friendly environment to learn in, set up of the room is very effective for learning"

"very welcoming, great food and our trainer was very helpful!"

"Ensuring that I knew what i was doing if i missed bits or didn't quite understand "

"Really well structured, flowed well and maintained focus"

"All good"

"Going through everything in detail within such a small amount of time. I have come away feeling confident to use final cut pro and excited! "

"Really great at tailoring the course to my needs. Rob was really approachable and friendly so no question was a silly question. Also the food was delicious and the atmosphere was conducive to learning. Would definitely recommend this course to colleagues. "