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Our Final Cut Pro classes are taught by live trainers in our brand new video training labs. You will learn step-by-step how to master video editing in Final Cut Pro X, from an industry expert.

We also include the following with each Final Cut Pro course:

  • a color printed training manual
  • certificate of course completion
  • and most importantly, a 6 month free repeat.

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Apple Final Cut Pro X Fundamentals

In this 3-day hands-on Final Cut Pro X training class you will learn to import, edit, composite, and share video projects for broadcast, social media, and other output scenarios. This course covers ingesting media, clip and timeline editing, effects and transitions, title design, audio management, and final output for specific deployment.

3 Days | $1395.00

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Certificate of Course Completion
Training Manual
FREE Class Repeat

Detailed course outline

  • INTRO: A Real-World Overview of Final Cut Pro X
    • What is Final Cut Pro X, and who uses it?
    • Final Cut Pro X feature roundup
    • What kind of media can be imported into Final Cut Pro X?
    • What media can be shared from Final Cut Pro X?
    • Final Cut Pro X storytelling workflows
    • Final Cut Pro X technical requirements
    • Setting up a Final Cut Pro X hardware/software work environment
  • BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Final Cut Pro X Project Considerations
    • Understanding digital video and SMPTE time
    • Understanding video frame resolutions, pixel aspect ratios, and frame rates
    • Understanding video and audio compression
    • Managing graphical and audio assets
    • Understanding linked media
    • Final Cut Pro X terminology and best practices
    • How does Apple Logic Pro X collaborate with Final Cut Pro X?
  • UNIT 1: Touring Final Cut Pro X
    • Navigating the Final Cut Pro X workspace
    • Setting Final Cut Pro X Preferences
    • Specifying and customizing project settings
    • Defining clip, event, and library containers
    • Creating a camera archive
    • Skimming and previewing clips
  • UNIT 2: Importing and Organizing Media
    • Ingesting and importing with the Media Import window
    • Importing media from the Finder
    • Applying keywords to clips
    • Using the Keyword Editor
    • Filtering clips by keywords
    • Adding notes and ratings to a clip
    • Creating Smart Collections
    • Detecting people and shot composition within clips
    • Understanding and assigning roles
  • UNIT 3: Editing Essentials
    • Creating a project and a primary storyline
    • Appending, inserting, and rearranging clips within a storyline
    • Batch editing a storyboard of clips into a storyline
    • Insert edits
    • Using the Select tool
    • Setting clip start and end points
    • Refining clip durations with Trim to Selection
    • Roll and Ripple trimming
    • Slip trimming
    • Using the Blade tool
    • Inserting gap clips
    • Through edits
    • Ripple deletes
  • UNIT 4: Specialized Editing Techniques
    • Creating and editing a connected storyline
    • Adding and trimming connected B-roll
    • Working with audio
    • Adding Apple FCP-X sound effects
    • Adjusting audio levels
    • Changing the speed of sound
    • Keyframing audio volume
    • Replace edits
    • Creating and naming markers
    • Using markers for clip sync and task notes
    • Working with Audition clips and the Audition window
  • UNIT 5: Creating Titles
    • Working with safe margins
    • Adding and modifying titles
    • Creating 3D titles
    • Working with the Text Inspector
    • 3D Material options
    • Animating 3D titles
  • UNIT 6: Adding Transitions
    • Practical application of transitions
    • Applying default cross-dissolve transitions
    • Defining and slipping media handles
    • Using the Transitions Browser
    • Customizing video transitions
  • UNIT 7: Adding Video Effects
    • Understanding video compositing
    • Using the video Effects Browser
    • Adding and modifying effects
    • Applying multiple effects
    • Saving effects presets
    • Color grading versus color correction
    • Overview of traditional color correction
    • Color correction basics
    • The Transform tool and Transform controls
    • Using the Video Animation Editor
  • UNIT 8: Sharing a Project: Rendering for Deployment
    • Testing for final render
    • Sharing a project to a destination
    • Sharing media to an online host (YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook)
    • Sharing to a bundle for multiple platforms
    • Sharing to a Master File
    • Utilizing Compressor
    • Exporting an XML file

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.


Los Angeles

915 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles
CA 90017View Map

  • Apple Final Cut Pro X Fundamentals
  • Oct 9 - 11Book

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