FCP X 101 + 200

Comprehensive Overview of FCP X

Please note that FCP 200 course is a 5 day program, the first three days of which are FCP 101. Due to the calendar design of our website, we were required to create a “bundle” even though it is a single course. We apologize for any confusion this may cause and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Courses Bundled

Final Cut Pro 101

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. This three-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro’s powerful advanced features. Students work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects.

Who Should Attend?

This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality.

Prerequisites:

Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

  • Basic knowledge of the Mac OS X or equivalent to Mavericks 100
  • Basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended

Itinerary:

Day 1

AM

Exploring the Final Cut Pro X Interface
  • Following a Workflow
  • Opening Final Cut Pro X
  • Exploring the Interface,
  • Using Menus and Shortcuts
  • Viewing and Sorting Events
  • Skimming Clips and Changing Views
  • Viewing and Creating Projects
  • Working in the Project Library
  • Viewing Projects in the Timeline
  • Hiding and Quitting Final Cut Pro
Importing
  • Importing Media into an Event
  • Importing Folders as Keyword Collections
  • Analyzing and Correcting Imported Clips
  • Importing from a Camera
  • Importing from the Finder
  • Importing from Other Applications

Day 1

PM

Organizing Clips in an Event
  • Using Metadata to Customize an Event
  • Adding Keywords to Clips
  • Assigning Multiple Keywords to Clips
  • Applying Keywords to a Clip Range
  • Rating, Sorting and Searching Clips,
  • Creating Smart Collections
Building a Rough Cut
  • Creating a New Project
  • Screening and Marking Clips
  • Appending Clips in the Timeline
  • Viewing and Arranging Clips in the Magnetic Timeline
  • Inserting Clips into the Primary Storyline
  • Changing Edited Clips
  • Connecting Clips to the Primary Storyline
  • Closing your Project

Day 2

AM

Finetuning a Rough Cut
  • Adding Markers to a Project
  • Connecting Clips to the Primary Storyline
  • Overwriting and Replacing Clips
  • Auditioning Clips in the Project
  • Working with Storylines
Adding to the Primary Storyline
  • Duplicating a Project
  • Removing Clip Selections and Adding Gaps
  • Understanding Trimming
  • Applying the Trim Tool
  • Trimming with Precision

Day 2

PM

Applying Transitions
  • Preparing for Transitions
  • Applying a Video Transition
  • Using the Transitions Browser
  • Modifying Transitions
  • Changing Transition Parameters in the Inspector
  • Adding Transitions to Other Storylines and Compound Clips
  • Exploring Audio Transitions
Working with Sound
  • Monitoring and Adjusting Audio in the Timeline
  • Adding Music and Sound Effects
  • Adjusting Levels in the Audio Inspector
  • Creating Audio Fades
  • Recording a Narration Track
  • Correcting Problem Audio

Day 3

AM

Working with Titles, Generators and Themes
  • Using the Titles Browser
  • Adding a Lower Third
  • Modifying Titles
  • Adding Bumpers and Credits
  • Working with Video Generators
  • Using Themes
Retiming and Transforming Clips
  • Understanding Motion Properties
  • Retiming Clips
  • Creating Holds and Variable Speed Segments
  • Applying Preset Speed Effects
  • Transforming an Image
  • Cropping an Image
  • Adding a Ken Burns Effect
  • Creating Keyboard Shortcuts

Day 3

PM

Applying Effects and Enhancing Color
  • Applying Video Effects
  • Modifying Effect Parameters
  • Auditioning and Animating Effects
  • Applying Audio Effects
  • Enhancing Color in Final Cut Pro
Exporting and Sharing Your Project
  • Preparing a Project for Exporting and Sharing
  • Detecting Audio Peaks
  • Adjusting Video Levels for Broadcast
  • Exporting Movie File
  • Publishing a Project to Apple Devices
  • Publishing a Project to Video Sharing Sites
  • Exporting an Image from your Project
  • Exporting for Blue-Ray Disc, DVD, or Disk Image

Final Cut Pro 200

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. This five-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro’s powerful advanced features. Students work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects.

Please note that the first three days of this five-day course consists of FCP 101 training.

Who Should Attend?

This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality.

Prerequisites:

Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

  • Basic knowledge of Mac OS X or equivalent to Mavericks 100
  • Basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended

Itinerary:

Day 4

AM

Final Cut Pro Candy
  • Optimizing FCPX
  • Comprehensive Overview of the Precision Editor
  • Advanced Motion Settings

Day 4

PM

Dealing with Bigger Shoots
  • Advanced Motion Keyframing
  • Advanced Filter Application
  • Project Management

Day 5

AM

Round Tripping
  • Comprehensive Audio Tools and Filter Overview
  • Sending Copies of Titles and Generators over to Motion

Day 5

PM

Compressor
  • Publishing and Rigging Basic Parameters in Motion
  • Exporting using Compressor