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Apple Final Cut Pro X: Introduction to FCPX (FCP101)

Duration: 3 Days

Course Price: £695+vat

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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 X and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality.

What You Will Learn:

  • Creating Smart Collections to organize 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.


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

  • Understanding of OS X

  • Experience with OS X in a network environment

  • Basic OS X troubleshooting experience or Lion 101

Apple Final Cut Pro X: Introduction to FCPX (FCP101)

Duration: 3 Days

Course Price: £695+vat

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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, and Hiding and Quitting Final Cut Pro


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

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, and 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, and Closing your Project

Finetuning a 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

Adding to the Primary Storyline

Duplicating a Project, Removing Clip Selections and Adding Gaps, Understanding Trimming, Applying the Trim Tool, and Trimming with Precision

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

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

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

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

Applying Effects and Enhancing Color

Applying Video Effects, Modifying Effect Parameters, Auditioning and Animating Effects, Applying Audio Effects, and 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

Certification Exam

Students take an end user exam to earn Apple Certified Pro, Final Cut Pro X Level One status

Apple Final Cut Pro X: Introduction to FCPX (FCP101)

Our Cardiff training centre is located in Pascoe House, on Bute Street, Cardiff Bay. The centre is at the heart of the creative community in South Wales.

Start Date
26th May 2014
3 Days
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16th June 2014
3 Days
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