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.
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.
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
and Splitting Edits
Trimming from the Keyboard
Trim Edit Window
Multi-track Trimming and Asymmetrical Trimming
Adjusting Levels on the Fly
Adjust Levels Dialog
Applying Normalization Gain
Using Audio Filters- sending to Soundtrack Pro
and Using the Audio Mixer Window
Basic Multicamera Edits
Working with Multiple Angles
Editing Audio and Video Separately
Collapsing and Un-collapsing 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
Understanding Filter Order
Limiting Filter Effects
Creating Favoirte Filters
Hiding and showing Filter Controls and Working with Smoothcam
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
Adding Widescreen mattes
Managing Audio Outputs
Using the Media Manager and Exporting EDLs and XML Files
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
Exporting Still Frames and Exporting QuickTime Movies