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Final Cut Pro 101 7 Rookie

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.

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

  • Course content

    Editing in Final Cut Pro

    Launching Final Cut Pro
    Final Cut Pro interface
    Following a workflow
    Starting a project
    Importing clips
    Navigating clips
    Marking and editing clips
    Playing and navigating a sequence
    Organising project elements
    Hiding and quitting Final Cut Pro
    Building the rough Cut

    Working with projects
    Editing a rough cut
    Making overwrite edits
    Managing timeline tracks
    Making insert edits
    Editing Audio clips
    Moving clips in the timeline
    Creating a new version
    Drag-and-Drop editing and changing the volume of edited clips
    Finishing the rough Cut

    Adding cutaways
    Editing to narration
    Editing to music
    and positioning clips
    Screening and sharing a sequence
    Trimming clip duration

    Understanding trimming
    Rippling edit points
    Rippling in the viewer and by numbers
    Trimming Clips on the V2 Track and Trimming One track of a linked clip
    Refining Edit Points

    Trimming two edit points*
    Slipping one clip
    Rolling two edit points
    Sliding clips to refine position
    Dragging clips to new locations and keeping linked clips in sync refining the editing process labelling project elements
    Creating Subclips
    Adding markers to clips
    Using markers to align actions
    Using storyboard editing
    Performing Replace Edits and Editing Multicam Footage
    Customizing Final Cut Pro

    Reconnecting media
    Working with mixed format sequences
    Working with master clips
    Logging information in browser columns
    Finding project items
    Customising shortcut keys and button Bars
    Saving and Loading Layouts and Optimizing user preferences
    Capturing & Transferring Footage

    Connecting sources for capture
    Choosing preset format settings
    Previewing and marking your source
    Logging clips
    Choosing lip settings
    Choosing capture settings
    Choosing capturing options
    Setting capture preferences and transferring files from tapeless Sources
    Applying Transitions

    Evaluating the project
    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 for mixing
    Organising and editing Audio Effects
    Monitoring and adjusting audio levels
    Applying Transitions to Fade Volume
    Setting Keyframes to change volume
    Using the Audio Mixer
    Recording a narration track and importing audio files
    Creating Titles

    Working with Video Generators
    Adding a Lower Third
    Applying a Boris Title
    Adding Mattes
    Effects and Still Images
    Creating a Credit Roll and using Master Templates
    Changing Motion Properties

    Entering Speed Changes
    Using the Speed Tool
    Creating a Freeze Frame
    Changing Motion Parameters
    and Animating Motion Parameters
    Applying Filters

    Applying and Viewing Video Filters
    Viewing and Modifying Filter Parameters
    Applying Audio Filters
    Using a Colour Correction Filter and Animating Filters
    Finishing and Outputting

    Detecting Audio Peaks
    Adjusting Video Levels for Broadcast
    Sharing clips and Sequences
    Exporting a QuickTime Movie
    Using Other Export Options
    Exporting a Still Frame
    Outputting to Tape
    Making a Timecode Window Burn and Backing Up Projects

Duration: 3 days
Level: Introduction
Price: £895.00

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