FCP 101: An Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

Duration: 3 Days

Objectives

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. This Apple-authorised three-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. The course starts with basic video editing techniques and works all the way through FCPs more powerful and advanced features. Students work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects.

Pre-requisites

A basic knowledge of Mac OS X and a basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended.

Course includes

The Peachpit Press Apple Pro Training Series course book, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Exploring the Final Cut Pro X Interface

  • Following a Workflow
  • Opening Final Cut Pro X
  • Exploring the Interface
  • Using Menus and Shortcuts
  • Viewing and Sorting Events
  • Skimming Clips and Changing Views
  • Viewing and Creating Projects
  • Working in the Project Library
  • Viewing Projects in the Timeline
  • Hiding and Quitting Final Cut Pro

Importing

  • Importing Media into an Event
  • Importing Folders as Keyword Collections
  • Analysing and Correcting Imported Clips
  • Importing from a Camera
  • Importing from the Finder
  • Importing from Other Applications

Organising Clips in an Event

  • Using Metadata to Customise an Event
  • Adding Keywords to Clips
  • Assigning Multiple Keywords to Clips
  • Applying Keywords to a Clip Range
  • Rating
  • Sorting and Searching Clips
  • Creating Smart Collections

Building a Rough Cut

  • Creating a New Project
  • Screening and Marking Clips
  • Appending Clips in the Timeline
  • Viewing and Arranging Clips in the Magnetic Timeline
  • Inserting Clips into the Primary Storyline
  • Changing Edited Clips
  • Connecting Clips to the Primary Storyline
  • Closing your Project

Finetuning a Rough Cut

  • Adding Markers to a Project
  • Connecting Clips to the Primary Storyline
  • Overwriting and Replacing Clips
  • Auditioning Clips in the Project
  • Working with Storylines

Adding to the Primary Storyline

  • Duplicating a Project
  • Removing Clip Selections and Adding Gaps
  • Understanding Trimming
  • Applying the Trim Tool
  • Trimming with Precision

Applying Transitions

  • Preparing for Transitions
  • Applying a Video Transition
  • Using the Transitions Browser
  • Modifying Transitions
  • Changing Transition Parameters in the Inspector
  • Adding Transitions to Other Storylines and Compound Clips
  • Exploring Audio Transitions

Working with Sound

  • Monitoring and Adjusting Audio in the Timeline
  • Adding Music and Sound Effects
  • Adjusting Levels in the Audio Inspector
  • Creating Audio Fades
  • Recording a Narration Track
  • Correcting Problem Audio

Working with Titles, Generators and Themes

  • Using the Titles Browser
  • Adding a Lower Third
  • Modifying Titles
  • Adding Bumpers and Credits
  • Working with Video Generators
  • Using Themes

Retiming and Transforming Clips

  • Understanding Motion Properties
  • Retiming Clips
  • Creating Holds and Variable Speed Segments
  • Applying Preset Speed Effects
  • Transforming an Image
  • Cropping an Image
  • Adding a Ken Burns Effect
  • Creating Keyboard Shortcuts

Applying Effects and Enhancing Colour

  • Applying Video Effects
  • Modifying Effect Parameters
  • Auditioning and Animating Effects
  • Applying Audio Effects
  • Enhancing Colour in Final Cut Pro

Exporting and Sharing Your Project

  • Preparing a Project for Exporting and Sharing
  • Detecting Audio Peaks
  • Adjusting Video Levels for Broadcast
  • Exporting Movie File
  • Publishing a Project to Apple Devices
  • Publishing a Project to Video Sharing Sites
  • Exporting an Image from your Project
  • Exporting for Blue-Ray Disc, DVD or Disk Image

Certification Exam (optional)

  • Students take an end user exam to earn Apple Certified Pro, Final Cut Pro X Level One status

Course Dates

GreenwichSohoBristol

London Greenwich

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18 - 20 Nov £595 Book Now
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Bristol

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2015
6 - 8 Jan £595 Book Now
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All our courses run in London and Bristol, or can be tailored to requirements at your own offices. For alternative dates, please email or call us on 0208 269 4260
All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

Exams and Certification

Attendance on this course is a pre-requisite towards passing the Final Cut Pro X Level One Exam, allowing a successful candidate to achieve Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X Level One status.

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