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Final Cut Pro X 201 Green Belt

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. This three-day, hands-on course teaches hard-to-find advanced editing and finishing techniques. Learn how to create fantastic effects using filters creatively, color correct like a pro, and create complex audio mixes. This course also covers advanced workflows for managing media, including using Compressor.

This class is designed for those who already have a working knowledge of Final Cut Pro X and who want to increase their skills by learning advanced features and efficient workflows.

Assumed Knowledge
Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

Knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation.
Thorough knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended.
Ideally, students will have attended an FCP 101 course.
Working with Compound Clips and auditions.
Organizing projects with advanced Metadata techniques.
Targeting specific areas to color correct with shape and color masks.
Finetuning clips in the timeline with the Precision Editor.
Working with Compressor.
Creating custom effects and transitions.
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 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

Duration: 3 days
Level: Advanced
Price: £697.00

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