Course Overview

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that helps beginners and seasoned professionals achieve stunning results. In this three-day, hands-on course, students become familiar with the user interface while they learn how to perform editing functions. Students work with real-world media to learn practical approaches to video editing—from basic techniques to the powerful advanced features of Final Cut Pro.

3 days
Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro X 10.3 Exam (9L0-871)
    • Using libraries to organize and manage media and projects
    • Applying exceptionally fast, fluid editing techniques for video and audio
    • Fine-tuning clips in the timeline
    • Comparing alternate shots from a collection of clips
    • Applying effects, transitions, and retiming clips
    • Working with 3D titles
    • Finishing and final project
  • Day 1

    • Getting Started
      • Upgrade earlier versions of events and projects
      • 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
    • Organizing Clips
      • Apply keywords to clip and clip ranges
      • Search and filter clips by keywords
      • 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
      • Add and rearrange clips within a primary storyline
      • Ripple, Roll, and Slip trim clips
      • Blade, replace with gap, ripple delete, and join through edit

    Day 2

    • Making the First Edit (continued)
      • 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 synchronization and task notes
      • Create and edit with an audition clip
      • Refine project using trim to playhead and trim to selection
    • Enhancing the Edit
      • Vary the playback speed of clips
      • Modify the look of clips with effects
      • Utilize 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
      • Color correct a clip

    Day 3

    • 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
      • Import media as referenced and managed
      • Move and copy clips within and between libraries
      • Consolidate media files to one location
    • Advancing Your Workflow
      • Identify manual options for new projects
      • Synchronize dual system recordings
      • Create a chroma key
      • Understand the multicam workflow
    • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
    • Basic knowledge of video editing terminology is highly recommended
  • This class is designed for anyone who wants to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X and prefers hands-on and interactive instruction.