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Final Cut Pro 300 Hotshot

Final Cut Pro 300 Hotshot
  • Price £697.00
  • Level Advanced
  • Duration 3 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


Final Cut Pro 300 training course is an advanced, hands-on course to help students learn hard-to-find advanced editing and finishing techniques. Learn how to create polished transitions, fix screen direction errors, edit multi-camera projects, work with nested sequences, create fantastic effects use filters creatively and composite like a pro. This training course also covers advanced workflows for managing media and working with film and is a great complimentary training course to the official Apple course: Final Cut Pro 101.

This class will prepare you for the Certified Apple Pro in Final Cut Pro Level 2. The cost of the exam is an additional £100

Certification creates a benchmark to assess your proficiency in a specific Apple Pro application. By taking and passing an exam, you earn Apple Certified Pro status, which allows you to distinguish yourself to colleagues, employers, and prospective clients as a skilled user of the chosen application. Certification gives you a competitive edge in today’s ever-changing job market.


This course is designed for existing Final Cut Pro users who want to increase their skill level through learning advanced features and efficient workflows and who prefer hands-on and interactive instruction. Also desirable are an understanding of the Macintosh operating system and basic computer navigation.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have the following pre-requisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

Basic knowledge of the Macintosh OS and editing terminology is required, Level 1 Final Cut Pro End User certification is required. Ideally, students will have attended a Final Cut Pro 101, 102, 200 or 250 course.


  • Asymmetrical Trimming and Advanced Trim edit window techniques
  • Multicamera Editing
  • Variable speed and slow-motion techniques
  • Nesting sequences and rendering settings
  • Working with filters
  • Finishing and final output.

Course Content

Overview of Editing Basics

  • Review of Basic Editing Techniques
  • 3-point Editing Rule and Track Targeting

Advanced Editing Techniques

  • Smart Clip Loading
  • Using Match Frame
  • Using Replace Edit and Ganging Playheads

Trimming Basics
Basic Rippling

  • Basic Rolling
  • Extend Edit
  • and Splitting Edits

Advanced Trimming

  • Trimming from the Keyboard
  • Trim Edit Window
  • Dynamic Trimming
  • Multi-track Trimming and Asymmetrical Trimming

Audio Editing

  • Adjusting Levels on the Fly
  • Adjust Levels Dialog
  • Applying Normalization Gain
  • Using Audio Filters- sending to Soundtrack Pro
  • and Using the Audio Mixer Window

Multicam Editing

  • Basic Multicamera Edits
  • Working with Multiple Angles
  • Editing Audio and Video Separately
  • Collapsing and Un-collapsing Multiclips
  • Match-framing Multiclips
  • Applying Effects to Multiclips and Multiclips and External Video

Compositing in Final Cut Pro

  • Basic Compositing Review
  • Creating Travel Mattes
  • Adding Graphics from a Layered Photoshop File
  • Keyframing Basics and Keyframing in the timeline

Mastering Filters

  • Customizing Filters
  • Understanding Filter Order
  • Filter Timing
  • Limiting Filter Effects
  • Creating Favoirte Filters
  • Hiding and showing Filter Controls and Working with Smoothcam

Nesting Sequences

  • Understanding Nested Sequences
  • Using Basic Nesting
  • Nesting in Place
  • Working Around Render Order
  • Mixing Sequence Sizes
  • Nesting as an Editing Tool
  • Nesting Master Filters and Unnesting

Preparing for Finishing

  • Nesting Sequences
  • Unnesting Sequences
  • Adding Widescreen mattes
  • Adding BITC
  • Managing Audio Outputs
  • Using the Media Manager and Exporting EDLs and XML Files

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Fixing Screen Direction Errors
  • Stealing Audio from Another Shot
  • and Removing a Boom


  • Sharing to Apple Devices
  • Sharing to DVD and BluRay
  • Sharing for the Web
  • Using Compressor
  • Outputting Audio
  • Exporting Still Frames and Exporting QuickTime Movies

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