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Final Cut Pro X 101: Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

£599.00 + VAT

About Final Cut Pro X 101: Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

This three day hands on course introduces students to the primary feature set and basic interface of Final Cut Pro X. In this course you learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarising yourself with the user interface.

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9th-11th November

£599.00 + VAT

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  • Course information
  • Final Cut Pro X 101: Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

    Course Objectives
    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.

    Instead of being offered over three consecutive days, some Apple Authorized Training Centers (AATCs) offer this course in a Prime Time delivery model. The class is divided into three-hour seminars to allow working professionals to take the course without interrupting their busy schedules.

    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’ll 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:
    Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
    Basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended

    Get Certified
    Demonstrate your knowledge by passing the Final Cut Pro X exam and earning Apple Certified Pro Final Cut Pro X certification. This exam is available at an extra £85+VAT.

    How Do I Book?
    To book a training course, please call our Training Coordinator on 0117 922 5661 or alternatively send an email to 

  • Course Duration: 3 Days

    Course Outline

    Day 1

    Exploring the Final Cut Pro X Interface
    Following a Workflow, Opening Final Cut Pro X, Exploring the Interface, Using Menus, Shortcuts and the Mouse, 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

    Day 2 

    Finishing 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 Audio in the Timeline, Adjusting Audio in the Timeline, Adding Music and Sound Effects, Adjusting Levels in the Audio Inspector, Creating Audio Fades, Recording Voiceovers, and Correcting Problem Audio

    Day 3

    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, Changing Clip Speed, 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 Colour
    Applying Video Effects, Modifying Effect Parameters, Auditioning and Animating Effects, Applying Audio Effects, and Enhancing Color in Final Cut Pro

    Sharing Your Project
    Preparing a Project for Sharing, Sharing a Master 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, Backing Up Projects and Events

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