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Final Cut Studio Jumpstart

Final Cut Studio Jumpstart
  • Price £997.00
  • Level Introduction
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


This five-day hands-on course introduces students to the primary feature set and basic interface
of Final Cut Pro. It will also give you a guide to the other important products in the Final Cut studio suite including Motion, Color, Soundtrack pro and also Compressor. This class also prepares you for the Final Cut Pro 101 Apple Certfied professional exams


This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional quality video using Final Cut Studio. The course is designed for those who prefer hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore the full functionality of Final Cut Pro

Assumed Knowledge

Understanding of the Macintosh operating system and basic computer navigation is desired.


Final Cut Pro

  • Working with the Browser and Bins
  • Marking clips and using Insert and Overwrite edits
  • Drag-and-drop editing
  • Marking and deleting clips in the Timeline
  • Trimming Edit points
  • Using Ripple, Roll and Extend edits
  • Using the Slip and Slide tools
  • Audio editing and audio creation
  • Finishing and final output

Soundtrack pro

Course Content

Screening and Marking in the Final Cut Pro Interface

  • Launching Final Cut Pro
  • Final Cut Pro Interface
  • Following a Workflow
  • Working with Projects
  • Organizing Elements
  • Playing Clips in the Viewer
  • Navigating Clips
  • Project Tasks
  • Navigating a Sequence
  • Marking Clips
  • Quitting and Hiding Final Cut Pro

Editing Clips in the Timeline Managing Project Elements

  • Editing a Rough Cut
  • Making Overwrite Edits
  • Managing Timeline Tracks
  • Making Insert Edits
  • Adding Audio Clips
  • Moving Clips in the Timeline
  • Drag-and-Drop Editing
  • Editing Complex Scenes
  • Changing Volume of Edited Clips

Finishing the Rough Cut Adding Cutaways

  • Editing to Narration
  • Editing to Music
  • Copying
  • Cutting
  • Pasting and Positioning Clips

Trimming to Refine Clip Duration Preparing a Project for

  • Trimming Overview
  • Rippling Edit Points
  • Rippling in the Viewer and by Numbers
  • Trimming on the V2 Track
  • Trimming One Track of a Linked Clip

Trimming to Refine a Sequence

  • Preparing Your Sequence
  • Adjusting Two Edit Points
  • Slipping One Clip
  • Slipping Sequence Clips
  • Rolling Two Edit Points
  • Sliding Clips to Refine Position
  • Dragging Clips to New Locations
  • Keeping Linked Clips in Sync

Refining the Edit Process

  • Creating Subclips
  • Adding Markers to Clips
  • Storyboard Editing
  • Replacing Edits
  • Editing Multicamera

Supporting the Editing Process

  • Reconnecting Media
  • Playing Multiple Formats
  • Working with Master Clips
  • Logging Information in Browser
  • Finding and Labeling Project Items
  • Customizing Shortcut Keys and
  • Saving and Loading Layouts
  • Optimizing User Preferences

Capturing Footage

  • Connecting Sources for Capture
  • Creating a New Project for Capturing
  • Previewing and Marking Your Source
  • Logging Clips
  • Choosing Clip Settings
  • Choosing Capture Settings
  • Choosing Capturing Options
  • Setting Capture Preferences
  • Acquiring Other Media

Applying Transitions

  • Evaluating Project Needs
  • 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
  • Organizing and Editing Audio Tracks
  • Monitoring and Adjusting Audio Levels
  • Applying Transitions to Fade Volume
  • Setting Keyframes to Change Volume
  • Using the Audio Mixer
  • Recording a Narration Track
  • Importing CD Tracks

Creating Titles

  • Working with Video Generators
  • Adding a Lower Third
  • Applying a Boris Title
  • Creating a Credit Roll
  • Adding Mattes and Other Generated Items
  • Building a Composite Opening Title
  • Using Master Templates
  • Working with Graphics

Changing Motion Properties

  • Changing Speed Properties
  • Creating a Freeze-Frame
  • Changing Clip Size and Position
  • Building a Split Screen
  • Animating Motion Parameters

Applying Filters

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

Finishing and Outputting

  • Detecting Audio Peaks
  • Adjusting Video Levels for Broadcast
  • Understanding File Formats
  • Exporting QuickTime Files
  • Outputting to Tape
  • Backing up Projects


  • intro to the interface
  • when to use FCP and when to use Motion
  • general setup, advice on project length
  • roundtripping (create titles in Motion & send back to FCP)
  • keyboard shortcuts and setting preferences
  • shapes and behaviours (fade in, grow shrink)
  • how behaviours can combine
  • groups in Motion
  • high quality rostrum camera moves
  • how to prepare and animate still images (without keyframes)
  • intro to Generators and Particle Emitters
  • speed changes in Motion (improving the quality of slowmo)
  • managing speed changes in FCP and controlling them further in Motion
  • Motion templates (saving time in FCP with templates)


  • workflows for FCP & Color (preparing the timeline)
  • the interface
  • window layout
  • preferences
  • grading with scopes
  • primary grades
  • secondary grades (vignettes and keys)
  • FX room (day for night, bleach bypass and other looks)
  • setting up the render queue
  • rendering and sending back to FCP

Soundtrack Pro

  • audio workflows in Final Cut Studio
  • when to use FCP and when to use STP
  • intro to the interface
  • using the scoring markers
  • working with fades
  • analysing waveforms
  • repairing and restoring damaged audio
  • noise removal and cleanup
  • time stretching (using the audio stretching tool)
  • Voice Level Match (using the lift and stamp tool)
  • using STP Scripts to speed up your work
  • exporting and sending audio back to FCP


  • workflows in FCP and Compressor
  • intro to the interface
  • the advantages of Compressor over QuickTime
  • using the Frame Controls (setting up high quality transcodes)
  • transcoding (NTSC to PAL – changing frame-rates)
  • transcoding (converting HD to SD and converting SD to HD)
  • encoding for different formats (MPEG2 vs MP4 vs H.264)
  • presets (creating and adding to Share menu)
  • droplets (converting multiple files)
  • adding Quicktime Components (to export to multiple video formats, FLV, WMV)

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