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Professional Editing Techniques

This three-day introductory program is designed for those who want to learn the full feature set of Final Cut Pro 7 and how to use it in an editing environment.  In this course, you will cut a scene from the TNT television series, Leverage, create a promo for Seaworld's Believe documentary, as well as master filters and effects as you edit a segment of Playing for Change, the international, music-creation event.



Final Cut Pro 7 - Level 101


Day 1

Editing in Final Cut Pro
Launching Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro Interface, Following a Workflow, Starting a Project, Importing Clips, Navigating Clips, Marking and Editing Clips, Playing and Navigating a Sequence, Organizing Project Elements, Saving, Hiding and Quitting Final Cut Pro. 

Building the Rough Cut
Working with Projects, Editing a Rough Cut, Making Overwrite Edits, Managing Timeline Tracks, Making Insert Edits, Editing Audio Clips, Moving Clips in the Timeline, Creating a New Version, Drag-and-Drop Editing and Changing the Volume of Edited Clips.


Finishing the Rough Cut
Adding Cutaways, Editing to Narration, Editing to Music, Copying, Cutting, Pasting, and Positioning Clips, Screening and Sharing a Sequence Trimming Clip Duration Understanding Trimming, Rippling Edit Points, Rippling in the Viewer and by Numbers, Trimming Clips on the V2 Track and Trimming One Track of a Linked Clip. 


Refining Edit Points
Trimming Two Edit Points, Slipping One Clip, Rolling Two Edit Points, Sliding Clips to Refine Position, Dragging Clips to New Locations and Keeping Linked Clips in Sync.


Day 2

Refining the Edit Process
Labeling Project Elements, Creating Subclips, Adding Markers to Clips, Using Markers to Align Actions, Using Storyboard Editing, Performing Replace Edits and Editing Multicam Footage. 


Customizing Final Cut Pro
Reconnecting Media, Working with Mixed Format Sequences, Working with Master Clips, Logging Information in Browser Columns, Finding Project Items, Customizing Shortcut Keys and Button Bars, Saving and Loading Layouts and Optimizing User Preferences.


Capturing & Transferring Footage
Connecting Sources for Capture, Choosing Preset Format Settings, Previewing and Marking Your Source, Logging Clips, Choosing Clip Settings, Choosing Capture Settings, Choosing Capturing Options, Setting Capture Preferences and Transferring Files from Tapeless Sources. 


Applying Transitions
Evaluating the Project, Understanding Transitions, Viewing Transition Options, Applying Transitions, Modifying and Copying Transitions, Using the Transition Editor, Changing Transition Parameters, Previewing and Rendering Effects.


Mixing Audio Tracks
Preparing the Project for Mixing, Organizing and Editing Audio Effects, Monitoring and Adjusting Audio Levels, Applying Transitions to Fade Volume, Setting Keyframes to Change Volume, Using the Audio Mixer, Recording a Narration Track and Importing Audio Files. 


Day 3

Creating Titles
Working with Video Generators, Adding a Lower Third, Applying a Boris Title, Adding Mattes, Effects and Still Images, Creating a Credit Roll and Using Master Templates. 


Changing Motion Properties
Entering Speed Changes, Using the Speed Tool, Creating a Freeze Frame, Changing Motion Parameters, and Animating Motion Parameters.


Applying Filters
Applying and Viewing Video Filters, Viewing and Modifying Filter Parameters, Applying Audio Filters, Using a Color Correction Filter and Animating Filters.


Finishing and Outputting
Detecting Audio Peaks, Adjusting Video Levels for Broadcast, Sharing Clips and Sequences, Exporting a QuickTime Movie, Using Other Export Options, Exporting a Still Frame, Outputting to Tape, Making a Timecode Window Burn and Backing Up Projects 


Certification Exam
Apple no longer offers the certification exam for Final Cut Pro 7.

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