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An Introduction to Final Cut Pro X (FCP 101)

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results.

Course Description:

This three-day, hands-on Final Cut Pro X training 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.

Included:

  • Course Manual 
  • Training Course Media
  • Individual Apple Workstation
  • Apple Certified Pro Exam
  • Certificate of Completion

Who Should Attend?

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

What You Will Learn:

  • Creating Smart Collections to organise media based on metadata and keywords.
  • Using the Magnetic Timeline for an exceptionally fast, fluid new way to edit.
  • Combining multiple elements into a single Compound Clip.
  • Finetuning clips in the timeline with the Precision Editor.
  • Comparing alternate shots from a collection of clips with just a click using auditions.
  • Applying effects, transitions and retiming clips.
  • Finishing and final output.

Prerequisites

Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:
  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended

Certification

This course has an Apple Certified Pro Exam included, the exam is normally taken on the last day of the course, however you can arrange to take the exam at a later date. Find out more about Apple Professional Certifications.

Please note
  • Exams are included in the purchase price when using buy now via PayPal however you will need to book the exam separately, please contact us to book your exam.
  • All Apple Certified Pro Exams are available without taking a course for £125. Contact us to book your exam.
  • Exam retakes - An exam can be retaken after 7 days and all retakes cost £75.

Price: £645 - 3 Days Freelancer Price:  £581 - Contact us to find out how to receive this discount.

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An Introduction to Final Cut Pro X (FCP 101) Course Outline

Lesson 1
Exploring the 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, and Hiding and Quitting Final Cut Pro.
Lesson 2
Importing Media Importing Media into an Event, Importing Folders as Keyword Collections, Analyzing and Correcting Imported Clips, Importing from a Camera, Importing from the Finder, and Importing from Other Applications.
Lesson 3
Organising Clips in an Event Using Metadata to Customise an Event, Adding Keywords to Clips, Assigning Multiple Keywords to Clips, Applying Keywords to a Clip Range, Rating, Sorting and Searching Clips, and Creating Smart Collections.
Lesson 4
Building the 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, and Closing your Project.
Lesson 5
Finishing the Rough Cut Adding Markers to a Project, Connecting Clips to the Primary Storyline, Overwriting and Replacing Clips, Auditioning Clips in the Project, and Working with Storylines.
Lesson 6
Fine-Tuning the Rough Cut Duplicating a Project, Removing Clip Selections and Adding Gaps, Understanding Trimming, Applying the Trim Tool, and Trimming with Precision.
Lesson 7
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, and Exploring Audio Transitions.
Lesson 8
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, and Correcting Problem Audio.
Lesson 9
Working with Titles, Generators and Themes Using the Titles Browser, Adding a Lower Third, Modifying Titles, Adding Bumpers and Credits, Working with Video Generators, and Using Themes.
Lesson 10
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, and Creating Keyboard Shortcuts.
Lesson 11
Applying Effects and Enhancing Colour Applying Video Effects, Modifying Effect Parameters, Auditioning and Animating Effects, Applying Audio Effects, and Enhancing Colour in Final Cut Pro.
Lesson 12
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.

 

Acc. Size Starts Days Cost Trainer Location
An Introduction to Final Cut Pro X (FCP 101)
Apple Certified Final Cut Pro X Training Max 10 22 Jul 15 3 £645 Soho, London
An Introduction to Final Cut Pro X (FCP 101)
Apple Certified Final Cut Pro X Training Max 10 10 Aug 15 3 £645 Manchester
An Introduction to Final Cut Pro X (FCP 101)
Apple Certified Final Cut Pro X Training Max 10 19 Aug 15 3 £645 Soho, London
An Introduction to Final Cut Pro X (FCP 101)
Apple Certified Final Cut Pro X Training Max 10 23 Sep 15 3 £645 Soho, London
An Introduction to Final Cut Pro X (FCP 101)
Apple Certified Final Cut Pro X Training Max 10 21 Oct 15 3 £645 Soho, London
An Introduction to Final Cut Pro X (FCP 101)
Apple Certified Final Cut Pro X Training Max 10 26 Oct 15 3 £645 Manchester
An Introduction to Final Cut Pro X (FCP 101)
Apple Certified Final Cut Pro X Training Max 10 23 Nov 15 3 £645 Soho, London
An Introduction to Final Cut Pro X (FCP 101)
Apple Certified Final Cut Pro X Training Max 10 14 Dec 15 3 £645 Manchester
An Introduction to Final Cut Pro X (FCP 101)
Apple Certified Final Cut Pro X Training Max 10 21 Dec 15 3 £645 Soho, London

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