Final Cut Pro X

  • October 13, 2015 - October 15, 2015
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Final Cut Pro X

Professional Post-Production

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that helps beginners and seasoned professionals achieve stunning results. In this three-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 Final Cut Pro’s powerful advanced features.

Who Should Attend

This class is designed for anyone who wants to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X and prefers hands-on and interactive instruction.

What You’ll Learn

Using workflows
Using libraries to organize and manage events, media, and projects
Applying exceptionally fast, fluid editing techniques for video and audio
Fine-tuning clips in the timeline
Comparing alternate shots from a collection of clips
Applying effects, transitions, and retiming clips
Finishing and final projectPrerequisites
Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
Basic knowledge of video editing terminology is highly recommended
Final Cut Pro X Professional Post-Production

Course Outline

Day 1

Getting Started

Upgrade earlier versions of events and projects
Download and prepare lesson media files
Understand basic Final Cut Pro workflow Importing Media
Define the clip, event, and library containers
Understand the differences between managed and external media files
Create a camera archive
Import files using Media Import and the FinderOrganizing Clips
Apply keywords to clip and clip ranges
Search and filter clips by keywords
Batch rename clips
Add notes and ratings to a clip
Create Smart Collections
Detect people and composition within clips
Understand and assign rolesMaking 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 editDay 2Making the First Edit (Continued)
Perform connect edits
Create and edit in connected storyline
Final Cut Pro X Professional Post-Production

Adjust audio levels
Share the project to a media fileRevising the Edit
Define and distinguish the two types of project duplication
Understand the replace edit options
Use the Dashboard for playhead positioning
Use markers for clip synchronization and task notes
Create and edit with an audition clip
Refine project using trim to playhead and trim to selectionEnhancing the Edit
Vary the playback speed of clips
Modify the look of clips with effects
Utilize transitions
Adjust transform and compositing controls
Create compound clipsFinishing the Edit
Add and modify a lower third
Split edit audio and video
Keyframe audio
Color correct a clipDay 3Sharing a Project
Export to a media file
Post media to an online host
Create a bundle for multiple platforms
Understand the XML workflow
Identify and distinguish the two Compressor export optionsManaging Libraries
• Differentiate external and managed media

Final Cut Pro X Professional Post-Production

Import as managed and external media
Move and copy clips within and between librariesAdvancing Your Workflow
Identify manual options for new projects
Synchronize dual system recordings
Create a chroma key
Understand the multicam workflow

Venue:   Final Cut Pro X

Venue Phone: 303-835-1005

Venue Website:

2100 W Littleton Blvd W Littleton Blvd, Littleton, Colorado, 80120, United States

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