Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Overview

Duration: 2 Days

Course Information

This Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Overview course is designed to provide students with becoming familiar with the user interface while learning how to perform editing functions. Students will work with real-world media to learn practical approaches to video editing.


Upon completion of the Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Overview course, students will be able to: Use libraries to organise and manage media and projects; Apply exceptionally fast, fluid editing techniques for video and audio; Fine-tune clips in the timeline; Compare alternate shots from a collection of clips; Apply effects, transitions, and retiming clips; Finish and finalise a project


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

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Getting Started

  • 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
  • Add notes and ratings to a clip

Making the First Edit

  • Create a project
  • Append, insert, and rearrange clips within a primary storyline
  • 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

  • Understand the replace edit options
  • Use markers for clip synchronisation and task notes
  • Create and edit with an audition clip

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
  • 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

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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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