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Final Cut Pro 101 7 Rookie

Final Cut Pro 101 7 Rookie
  • Price £895.00
  • Level Introduction
  • Duration 3 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


This Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP 101) training course is a three-day, hands-on course that teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the Final Cut Pro user interface. In this course, you will cut a scene from the TNT television series Leverage, create a promo for Seaworld’s ‘Believe documentary’, as well as master filters and effects as you edit a segment of Playing for Change, the international music-creation event.


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 be explore it functionality.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should ideally meet the following pre-requisite knowledge prior to attending the course, knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation and basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended.


  • Marking clips, using insert, overwrite and drag-and-drop editing.
  • Trimming edit points, using Ripple, Roll and Extended edits as well as the Slip and
    Slide tools
  • Applying filters and Changing Motion properties
  • Audio editing and audio creation and Finishing and final output

Course Content

Editing in Final Cut Pro

  • Launching Final Cut Pro
  • Final Cut Pro interface
  • Following a workflow
  • Starting a project
  • Importing clips
  • Navigating clips
  • Marking and editing clips
  • Playing and navigating a sequence
  • Organising project elements
  • Saving
  • Hiding and quitting Final Cut Pro

Building the rough Cut

  • Working with projects
  • Editing a rough cut
  • Making overwrite edits
  • Managing timeline tracks
  • Making insert edits
  • Editing Audio clips
  • Moving clips in the timeline
  • Creating a new version
  • Drag-and-Drop editing and changing the volume of edited clips

Finishing the rough Cut

  • Adding cutaways
  • Editing to narration
  • Editing to music
  • Copying
  • Cutting
  • Pasting
  • and positioning clips
  • Screening and sharing a sequence

Trimming clip duration

  • Understanding trimming
  • Rippling edit points
  • Rippling in the viewer and by numbers
  • Trimming Clips on the V2 Track and Trimming One track of a linked clip

Refining Edit Points

  • Trimming two edit points*
  • Slipping one clip
  • Rolling two edit points
  • Sliding clips to refine position
  • Dragging clips to new locations and keeping linked clips in sync refining the editing process labelling project elements
  • Creating Subclips
  • Adding markers to clips
  • Using markers to align actions
  • Using storyboard editing
  • Performing Replace Edits and Editing Multicam Footage

Customizing Final Cut Pro

  • Reconnecting media
  • Working with mixed format sequences
  • Working with master clips
  • Logging information in browser columns
  • Finding project items
  • Customising shortcut keys and button Bars
  • Saving and Loading Layouts and Optimizing user preferences

Capturing & Transferring Footage

  • Connecting sources for capture
  • Choosing preset format settings
  • Previewing and marking your source
  • Logging clips
  • Choosing lip settings
  • Choosing capture settings
  • Choosing capturing options
  • Setting capture preferences and transferring files from tapeless Sources

Applying Transitions

  • Evaluating the project
  • Understanding transitions
  • Viewing transition options
  • Applying transitions
  • Modifying and copying transitions
  • Using the Transition Editor
  • Changing Transition Parameters
  • Previewing and rendering effects

Mixing Audio Tracks

  • Preparing the project for mixing
  • Organising and editing Audio Effects
  • Monitoring and adjusting audio levels
  • Applying Transitions to Fade Volume
  • Setting Keyframes to change volume
  • Using the Audio Mixer
  • Recording a narration track and importing audio files

Creating Titles

  • Working with Video Generators
  • Adding a Lower Third
  • Applying a Boris Title
  • Adding Mattes
  • Effects and Still Images
  • Creating a Credit Roll and using Master Templates

Changing Motion Properties

  • Entering Speed Changes
  • Using the Speed Tool
  • Creating a Freeze Frame
  • Changing Motion Parameters
  • and Animating Motion Parameters

Applying Filters

  • Applying and Viewing Video Filters
  • Viewing and Modifying Filter Parameters
  • Applying Audio Filters
  • Using a Colour Correction Filter and Animating Filters

Finishing and Outputting

  • Detecting Audio Peaks
  • Adjusting Video Levels for Broadcast
  • Sharing clips and Sequences
  • Exporting a QuickTime Movie
  • Using Other Export Options
  • Exporting a Still Frame
  • Outputting to Tape
  • Making a Timecode Window Burn and Backing Up Projects

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