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Final Cut Pro X 101 Yellow Belt

Final Cut Pro X 101 Yellow Belt
  • 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.

The class follows the authorised Apple course content leading to the formal Apple Final Cut Pro Certification*. 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. The Apple Pro level 1 exam in Final Cut Pro is available for an additional cost of £150.00 plus VAT


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
  • Students take an end user exam to earn Apple Certified Pro, Final Cut Pro Level 1

*Please note: Students can take a user exam (optional) to earn Apple Certified Pro, Final Cut Pro Level 1 status. The exam is an optional extra and costs an additional £150 plus VAT.

Course Content

Preparing to Edit in Final Cut Pro X

  • Exploring the Interface
  • Importing Footage
  • Organising Clips in an Event
  • Organising Optimising & Analysing
  • Organising Media with Keywords
  • Working in the Project Library
  • Working in the Event Library

Creating a Rough Cut

  • Building the Rough Cut
  • Performing Insert Overwrite & Connect Edits
  • Adding to the Storyline

Fine-Tuning a Rough Cut

  • Using the Trimming Tools
  • Replacing Clips & 3 Point Editing
  • Auditioning Clips
  • Adjusting Clip Timing
  • Creating Secondary Storylines & Compound Clips

Completing the Cut

  • Editing the Soundtrack
  • Applying & Modifying Transitions
  • Creating Hold Frames & Re-timing Video
  • Controlling Video Quality
  • Working with Music
  • Enhancing the Soundtrack
  • Adding simple titles

Applying Effects & Finishing

  • Adding Effects
  • Matching & Correcting Colour
  • Secondary Colour Correction
  • Working with Themes & Placeholders
  • Applying & Animating Titles
  • Transforming, Cropping & Distorting Images
  • Working with Generators & Backgrounds
  • Exporting and Sharing a Project
  • Publishing for web and devices

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