Final Cut Pro X - 3 Days

Video & Sound Editing
Monday, 05 February 2024 08:00 AM - Wednesday, 07 February 2024 04:00 PM

Final Cut Pro X is a professional video editing app used by video enthusiasts and award-winning Hollywood filmmakers alike. This three day hands-on course is designed for those who want to learn the full-feature set of Final Cut Pro X and how to use it in any editing environment. Final Cut Pro X lets you edit and deliver 360 degrees editing, advanced color grading, HDR support and ProRes Raw. Final Cut Pro is built on a powerful 64-bit architecture optimized for high-performance to meet the needs of today’s creative editors. Final Cut Pro's dynamic editing interface and magnetic timeline lets you experiment freely while working with extraordinary speed and precision.

This course is taught Live On Line, so you can learn from the comfort of your home or office. Cost is $1,895.00 which includes all class materials - Class times: 8:00 am 4:00 pm PST.

If you don't own the software, you can download a free 30-day trial here

Course taught by an Apple Certified Instructor

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Understand how to use a Mac computer
Knowledge of basic editing terminology is an advantage

Course Outline

Getting Started
Upgrading Existing Events, Projects, and Libraries
Preparing the Source Media Files
Introducing the Job and the Workflow

Importing Media
Understanding Clips, Events, and Libraries
Creating a Library

Preparing to Import Camera Source Files
Using the Media Import Window
Creating a Camera Archive
Importing Source Media from a Camera
Navigating Within a Filmstrip Preview
Importing Clips from a Camera Card
Choosing Media Import Options
Applying Media Import Options
Import Files from a Volume
Importing Existing Files from a Volume
Dragging from the Finder or Other Apps

Organizing Clips

Introducing the Libraries, Browser, and Viewer Panes

Using Keywords

Keywording a Clip

Keywording a Range

Adding Notes to a Clip

Assigning Ratings

Applying Ratings

Customizing a Favorite

Search, Sort, and Filter

Filtering an Event

Working with Smart Collections

Creating a Library-Wide Smart Collection

Detecting People and Shot Composition


Assigning Roles

Making the First Edit

Understanding a Project

Creating a Project

Defining the Primary Storyline

Appending the Primary Storyline

Rearranging Clips in the Primary Storyline

Modifying Clips in the Primary Storyline

Performing Insert Edits

Rippling the Primary Storyline

Timing the Primary Storyline

Inserting a Gap Clip

Blading and Deleting

Joining a Through Edit

Refining Some Sound Bite Edits

Editing Above the Primary Storyline

Adding and Trimming Connected B-roll

Understanding Connected Clip Sync and Trimming Behaviors

Creating a Connected Storyline

Converting Connected Clips into a Connected Storyline

Appending Clips to a New Connected Storyline Editing Below the

Primary Storyline

Connecting a Music Clip

Finessing the Rough Cut

Adjusting the Edits

Adjusting Clip Volume Levels

Connecting Two Additional B-Roll Clips

Refining Edits Using Cross-dissolves and Fade Handles

Sharing Your Progress

Sharing an i0S-Compatible File

Revising the Edit

Versioning a Project

Snapshotting a Project

Lifting from a Storyline

Lifting Clips Out of a Storyline

Replacing a Clip

Replacing the Primary Storyline

Creating Time at 0:00

Working with Markers

Creating Markers

Using the Position Tool

Realigning Sound Bites and B-roll to Music

Working with Auditions

Repositioning Storyline and Deleting Within

Importing the Aerial Clips Using Finder Tags

Working with an Audition Clip

Trimming the Tops and Tails

Trimming the Aerials

Enhancing the Edit

Retiming Clips

Setting a Constant Speed Change

Editing with Blade Speed

Working with Video Effects

Experimenting with Video Effects

Creating a Depth of Field Effect

Working with Video Transitions

Experimenting with Transitions

Compositing Using Spatial Parameters

Creating a Two-Up Split Screen

Exploring the Video Animati on Editor

Compounding Clips

Collapsing a Composite into a Compound

Finishing the Edit

Using Titles

Adding and Modifying a Lower Third

Creating 3D Titles

Exploring 3D Options

Working with Audio

Adding Sound to a Clip

Adjusting Volume Levels over Time

Understanding Audio Enhancements

Recording a Voiceover

Using the Voiceover Tool

Connecting the Image

Exploring the Color Correction Tools for Luma

Exploring the Color Correction Tools for Chroma

Sharing a Project

Creating a Viewable File

Sharing to an Online Host

Sharing to a Bundle

Sharing a Master File

Creating an Exchangeable File

Utilizing Compressor

Managing Libraries

Storing the Imported Media

Importing Existing Files as Externally Referenced

Importing as Internally Managed Clips

Copying as Externally Referenced

Moving and Copying Clips Within a Library

Making a Library Portable

Advancing Your Workflow

Using Manual Settings for a New Project

Synchronizing Dual System Recordings

Using Chroma Key

Working with Multicam


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