Final Cut Pro 300

Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing

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 hard-to-find advanced editing and finishing techniques. Learn how to create fantastic effects using filters creatively, color correct like a pro, and create complex audio mixes. This course also covers advanced workflows for managing media, including using Compressor.

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
  • Thorough knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended. Ideally, students will have attended FCP 101 or FCP 200.

Itinerary:

Day 1

AM

Organizing Your Media
  • Working with Metadata
  • Source Media Metadata
  • Auto-Analysis Metadata
  • Adding Your Own Metadata
  • Working with Metadata Views
  • Creating a New Metadata View
  • Modifying Existing Metadata Views
  • Duplicating and Deleting Metadata Views
  • Rating Clips
  • Marking Favorites and Rejects
  • Adding & Organizing Keywords
  • Adding Markers
  • Filtering Clips
  • Creating Smart Collections
  • Batch Renaming Clips
  • Relinking Clips
Professional Editing Techniques
  • Reviewing Editing Basics
  • Modifying Edits
  • Project Defined Editing
  • Backtiming Edits
  • Limiting Source Media
  • Combining Complex Edits
  • Overview of Storylines
  • Using Secondary Storylines
  • Applying Transitions to Connected Clips
  • Breaking Apart Storylines
  • Understanding Compound Clips
  • Adding Titles to Connected Clips

Day 1

PM

Working with Audio
  • Mastering Audio Levels
  • Working with Audio Meters and Waveforms
  • Adjusting Volume in the Timeline
  • Adjusting Volume Across a Selected Area
  • Animating Audio Levels
  • Subframe Audio Adjustments
  • Adjusting Volume in the Audio Inspector
  • Resetting All Volume Adjustments
  • Adjusting Volume from the Modify Menu or Keyboard
  • Nudging Keyframes
  • Audio Fades
  • Crossfading Between Clips
  • Panning Audio
  • Configuring Audio Channels
  • Stereo Panning
  • Animating Pan Effects
  • Panning in the Timeline
  • Surround Panning
  • Preset Pan Methods
  • Managing Audio Channels
  • Enabling and Disabling Channels
  • Breaking Apart Audio Clips
Working with Audio Effects
  • Audio Equalization
  • Applying Enhancements Manually
  • Adjusting Equalization
  • Equalization Filters
  • Using Custom Controls
  • Turning Off or Removing a Clip Effect
  • Transferring Effects to other Clips
  • Levels Effects
  • Reverbs, Spaces and Echo Effects
  • Distortion Presets
  • Pitch Shifting and Voice Effects
  • Preserving Pitch When Retiming Clips
  • Animating Audio Effects

Day 2

AM

Multicamera Editing
  • Understanding Multicamera Editing
  • Creating a Multicam Clip
  • Viewing the Multicam Clip
  • Editing With Multicam Clips
  • Cutting Between Angles
  • Channel Selection
  • Switching Angles
  • Trimming Multicam Clips
  • Custom Multicam Clip Settings
  • Modifying a Multicam Clip
  • Changing Order
  • Fixing Sync
  • Adding/Deleting an Angle
  • Adding Effects
Keying and Compositing
  • Creating a Multilayered Show Opener
  • Laying the Groundwork
  • Using a Compound Clip from the Event Browser
  • Timing Edits with Markers and Hold Segments
  • Using Keying and Masking Effects
  • Automatic Keying and Manual Sampling
  • Using a Garbage Mask
  • Advanced Keying Features
  • Compositing Generators
  • Compositing Graphics
  • Layered Graphics
  • Advanced Keying Features

Day 2

PM

Transformations, Effects, and Titles
  • Transforming Clips
  • Working with Effects
  • Browsing, Previewing, and Applying Effects
  • Modifying and Combining Effects
  • Creating Titles
  • Modifying Titles
  • Using Text Styles
  • Custom Titles
  • Using Roles with Titles
Creating Animation
  • Animating Clip Position
  • Keyframing in the Viewer
  • Keyframing in the Inspector
  • Keyframing in the Video Animation Editor
  • Animating a Generator
  • Creating a Travel Matte
  • Animating with Transitions

Day 3

AM

Color Correction Basics
  • Understanding Color Correction
  • Using an Appropriate Display
  • Using the Highest Quality Media
  • Using Original or Optimized Media
  • Manually Relinking Offline Clips
  • Learning the Color Correction Interface
  • Exploring the Interface
  • Applying Automatic Color Adjustments
  • Controlling iMovie Adjustments
  • Using Video Scopes
  • Adjusting Contrast Using the Color Board
Adjusting Color and Saturation
  • Using the Color Controls
  • Manually Eliminating Color Casts
  • Adjusting Color Temperature Creatively
  • Using the Global Color Control
  • Adjusting Saturation
  • Changing Saturation with Contrast Adjustments
  • Dissolving Between Two Grades
Color Matching
  • Understanding Shot Matching
  • Matching Clips Automatically
  • Performing Simple Clip Matching
  • Matching Corrected Clips
  • Matching Clips Manually
  • Breaking Down a Scene
  • Grading the First Clip
  • Matching Other Clips to the Reference Clip
  • Copying Grades
  • Using HIdden Commands to Apply Corrections
  • Matching Insert Clips
  • Some Tips on Shot Matching
  • Using Additional Corrections and Effects in a Scene
  • Adding Corrections to Individual Shots
  • Saving and Applying Correction Presets
  • Adding Correction to an Entire Scene Using Compound Clips
  • Adding Other Effects to a Grade
  • Using Broadcast Safe

Day 3

PM

Creating Isolated Color Adjustments
  • Using Color Masks
  • Working Inside and Outside of Masks
  • Using Shapes to Target Frame Regions
  • Using a Shape to Create a Vignette
  • Combining Shapes
  • Combining Shapes and Masks
  • Masking Difficult-to-Isolate Skin Tones
  • Masking Corrections to the Sky
  • Animating Shapes
Advanced Sharing and Sending to Compressor
  • Sending from Final Cut Pro X vs. Sending to Compressor
  • Exporting Projects and Media for Finishing
  • XML Round Trips
  • Exporting Media Using Roles
  • Sending to Compressor
  • Understanding the Compressor User Interface
  • Using Window Layouts
  • The Compressor Workflow: Batches, Jobs, and Settings
  • Creating a Batch
  • Adding Jobs
  • Applying Settings, Destinations, and Actions
  • Using Automatic Settings, vs. Auto Detect Settings
  • Creating Custom Settings: Encoder, Frame, Filters, Geometry, Actions
  • Creating and Using Droplets
  • Advanced Compressor Topics