Final Cut Pro Introduction


  • Final Cut Pro Introduction

    Really enjoyable, knowledgeable tutor.

    New College Swindon
    March 2024
  • Lovely surroundings, easy-going people, interesting learning - brilliant, first time I've enjoyed editing!

    Southwest Screen
    March 2024
  • Great delivery, enjoyable training session.

    March 2024
  • An excellent trainer with extreme depth of knowledge in the product. Also some really good and helpful shortcuts.

    March 2024

Course Facts

  • 3 day course
  • Live Online or Classroom-based
  • Certificate of completion
  • Maximum class size of 6 for scheduled courses
  • Unlimited support after your course
  • Courses at all levels: Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced and Masterclasses

Course Outline

  • Getting Started
  • Importing Media
  • Organising Clips
  • Making the First Edit
  • Revising the Edit
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  • Final Cut Pro Introduction

    Really enjoyable, knowledgeable tutor.

    New College Swindon
    March 2024
  • Lovely surroundings, easy-going people, interesting learning - brilliant, first time I've enjoyed editing!

    Southwest Screen
    March 2024
  • Great delivery, enjoyable training session.

    March 2024
  • An excellent trainer with extreme depth of knowledge in the product. Also some really good and helpful shortcuts.

    March 2024

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Overview

Our three day Final Cut Pro Overview course teaches you essential skills in video editing using FCP, from scratch. We show you how to organise your footage, perform colour correction and colour grading, how to understand and work with the timeline, how to work with audio and lots of best practise tips and techniques. Topics covered include Getting started, Importing media, Organising clips, Making the first edit, Revising, enhancing and finishing the edit, Sharing a project, Managing libraries and Advancing your workflow.
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Course Outline

Getting Started

  • 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 Finder

Organising 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 roles

Making the First Edit

  • Create a project
  • Understand the attraction and repulsion behaviours of a storyline
  • Append, insert, and rearrange clips within a primary storyline
  • Batch edit a storyboard of clips
  • Ripple, Roll, and Slip trim clips
  • Use the Blade tool
  • Replace with a gap clip, ripple delete, and join through edit
  • 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 markers for clip synchronisation and task notes
  • Create and edit with an audition clip
  • Refine clip duration using Trim to Playhead and Trim to Selection

Enhancing the Edit

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

Finishing the Edit

  • Add and modify a lower third
  • Add and modify a 3D title
  • Split edit audio and video
  • Keyframe audio
  • Adjust an image using the Colour Board, Colour Wheels, and Colour Curves

Sharing a Project

  • Export to a media file
  • Post media to an online host
  • Create a bundle for multiple platforms
  • Understand the XML workflow
  • Integrate Compressor export options

Managing Libraries

  • Differentiate external and internal media
  • Import media as referenced and managed
  • Move and copy clips within and between libraries
  • Consolidate media files in one location

Advancing Your Workflow

  • Identify manual options for new projects
  • Synchronise dual system recordings
  • Create a chroma key
  • Understand the multicam workflow
  • Configure for 360 degree video editing
  • Create and share closed captioning

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