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Final Cut Studio Jumpstart

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

    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
    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
    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)

Duration: 5 days
Level: Introduction
Price: £997.00

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