Core Concepts of Final Cut Pro X

Course Summary:

Final Cut Pro X is an Industry leader in Video editing for OSX. In this introductory course, participants will learn the digital video workflow using the new magnetic timeline. We will focus on familiarizing ourselves with the program, address any changes from legacy versions, tour the interface as well as create and edit clips. We will learn the basics of editing as well as how to incorporate transitions and add music to create smooth professional productions. Lastly we will learn the basics of exporting and encoding to make sure our message gets out to our audience.

Class Outline:

Session 1:

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. GETTING STARTED
  3. CREATING PROJECTS
  4. WORKSTATION CONSIDERATIONS
  5. WORKING WITH OTHER EDITING SYSTEMS
  6. IMPORTING AV MEDIA
  7. IMPORTING OTHER MEDIA
  8. ORGANIZING MEDIA
  9. REVIEW OF LESSON PLAN

Session 2:

  1. REVIEW OF PREVIOUS LESSON
  2. ESSENTIALS OF VIDEO EDITING
  3. REFINING EDITS
  4. TRANSITIONS IN FINAL CUT PRO
  5. CREATING TITLES
  6. EXPORTS
  7. REVIEW OF LESSON PLAN

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Outcome: 

After this introductory training you should have a solid foundation in the basics of editing and organizing video using Apple Final Cut Pro X. Students should have an understanding of proper asset management using Libraries and Events. Additionally students should be able to create their own productions and export them to various platforms.

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Duration: 

This is the first day of 12 total hours of training delivered in two 6-hour sessions across two consecutive days with breaks every hour and a half and a hour lunch break.

Who this class is for:

Anyone interested in learning core concepts of video editing and production using Apple Final Cut Pro X. This class is geared towards novices to editing, as well as professionals who may have used other editing software previously. While no previous experience with video editing is required, a general understand of using video cameras or capturing video is recommended.

**PLEASE NOTE: For proper Digital Assets Management, an external firewire 800 drive (or usb 3.0 drive and necessary hub) is recommended for students to work with media files** – please contact us if you have additional questions.

Technical specifications:

Apple Final Cut Pro X is only available in Mac environments. A general familiarity of OSX and Mac computers are recommended. If you have any questions about your suitability for class please contact us.