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Course Outline | Apple Final Cut Pro X — Professional Post Production

Course Description
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
students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface.
Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro’s powerful
advanced features. Students work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical
techniques used daily in editing projects.
Who Should Attend

This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality.

What You Will Learn

  • Creating Smart Collections to organize media based on metadata and keyword
  • Using the Magnetic Timeline for an exceptionally fast, fluid new way to edit
  • Combining multiple elements into a single Compound Clip
  • Finetuning clips in the timeline with the Precision Editor
  • Comparing alternate shots from a collection of clips with just a click using auditions
  • Applying effects, transitions and retiming clip
  • Finishing and final output

PrerequisitesStudents should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

  • Knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended
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
  • Organizing Project Elements
  • Saving
  • 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
  • Changing the Volume of Edited Clips
Finishing the Rough Cut

  • Adding Cutaways
  • Editing to Narration
  • Editing to Music
  • Copying
  • Cutting
  • Pasting 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
  • 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
  • Keeping Linked Clips in Sync

Course Outline – Day 2

Refining the Editing Process

  • Labeling Project Elements
  • Creating Subclips
  • Adding Markers to Clips
  • Using Markers to Align Actions
  • Using Storyboard Editing
  • Performing Replace Edits
  • 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
  • Customizing Shortcut Keys and Button Bars
  • Saving and Loading Layouts
  • Optimizing User Preferences

Capturing & Transferring Footage

  • Connecting Sources for Capture
  • Choosing Preset Format Settings
  • Previewing and Marking Your Source
  • Logging Clips
  • Choosing Clip Settings
  • Choosing Capture Settings
  • Choosing Capturing Options
  • Setting Capture Preferences
  • 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

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
  • Backing Up Projects

Certification Exam

  • Students take an end user exam to earn Apple Certified Pro, Final Cut Pro Level One status

Course Outline – Day 3

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 Color 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

Certification Exam

  • Students take an end user exam to earn Apple Certified Pro
  • Final Cut Pro Level One status

Course Outline | Apple Final Cut Pro — 200

Course Description

This five-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the Final Cut Pro user interface. This course is based on the FCP 101: An Introduction to Final Cut Pro course. However, the lessons are covered in five days, instead of three, allowing for more comprehensive coverage of the lessons.

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.

Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro’s powerful advanced features. Learn to mark and edit clips, mix sound, add titles, create transitions, apply filters, and more. Topics include basic setup, customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, Ripple, Roll, Slip, and Slide tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output.

Who Should Attend

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 best explore its functionality.

What You Will Learn

  • Marking clips, using insert, overwrite and drag-and-drop editing
  • Trimming edit points
  • Using Ripple, Roll and Extend edits as well as the Slip and Slide tools
  • Applying filters and changing Motin properties
  • Audio editing and audio creation
  • Finishing and final output

Prerequisites

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

  • Knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended

Course Outline – Day 1

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
  • Organizing Project Elements
  • Saving, 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
  • Changing the Volume of Edited Clips
Finishing the Rough Cut

  • Adding Cutaways
  • Editing to Narration
  • Editing to Music
  • Copying, Cutting, Pasting and Positioning Clips
  • Screening and Sharing a Sequence

Course Outline – Day 2

Trimming Clip Duration

  • Understanding Trimming
  • Rippling Edit Points
  • Rippling in the Viewer and by Numbers
  • Trimming Clips on the V2 Track
  • 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
  • Keeping Linked Clips in Sync
Refining the Editing Process

  • Labeling Project Elements
  • Creating Subclips
  • Adding Markers to Clips
  • Using Markers to Align Actions
  • Using Storyboard Editing
  • Performing Replace Edits
  • Editing Multicam Footage

Course Outline – Day 3

Customizing Final Cut Pro

  • Reconnecting Media
  • Working with Mixed Format Sequences
  • Working with Master Clips
  • Logging Information in Browser Columns
  • Finding Project Items
  • Customizing Shortcut Keys and Button Bars
  • Saving and Loading Layouts
  • Optimizing User Preferences

Capturing & Transferring Footage

  • Connecting Sources for Capture
  • Choosing Preset Format Settings
  • Previewing and Marking Your Source
  • Logging Clips
  • Choosing Clip Settings
  • Choosing Capture Settings
  • Choosing Capturing Options
  • Setting Capture Preferences
  • 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

Course Outline – Day 4

Mixing Audio Tracks

  • Preparing the Project for Mixing
  • Organizing 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
  • 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
  • Using Master Templates
Changing Motion Properties

  • Entering Speed Changes
  • Using the Speed Tool
  • Creating a Freeze Frame
  • Changing Motion Parameters
  • Animating Motion Parameters

Course Outline – Day 5

Applying Filters

  • Applying and Viewing Video 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
  • Sharing Clips and Sequences
  • Exporting a QuickTime Movie
  • Using Other Export Options
  • Exporting a Still Frame
  • Outputting to Tape
  • Making a Timecode Window Burn
  • Backing Up Projects

Review and Certification Exam

  • Students take an end user exam to earn Apple Certified Pro, Final Cut Pro Level One status

Course Outline | Apple Final Cut Pro — 300

Course Description

This three-day, hands-on course teaches students hard-to-find advanced editing and finishing techniques. Learn how to create polished transitions, fix screen direction errors, edit multi-camera projects, work with nested sequences, create fantastic effects use filters creatively and composite like a pro. This course also covers advanced workflows for managing media and working with film.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for existing Final Cut Pro users who want to increase their skill level through learning advanced features and efficient workflows, and who prefer hands-on and interactive instruction. Also desirable are an understanding of the Macintosh operating system and basic computer navigation.

What You Will Learn

  • Asymmetrical Trimming and Advanced Trim edit window techniques
  • Multicamera editing
  • Variable speed and slow-motion techniques
  • Nesting sequences and rendering settings
  • Working with filters
  • Finishing and final output

Prerequisites

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

  • Basic knowledge of the Mac OS X and editing terminology is required
  • Level One Final Cut Pro End User certification is required. Ideally, students will have attended an FCP 100, FCP 101, FCP 102, FCP 200 or FCP 250 course.

Course Outline – Day 1

Professional Editing Techniques

  • Three-Point Editing
  • Insert Editing
  • Audio-Only and Video-Only Editing
  • Dragging to the Timeline
  • Handling Target Track Settings

Accelerating Your Workflow

  • Going Beyond the Double-Click
  • Using the Recent Clips Pop-Up Menu
  • Using Match Frame
  • Matching Subclip Frames
  • Viewing Master Clips in the Browser
  • Matching to the Source File
  • Using Replace Edit
  • Replacing One Shot with Another
  • Replacing Using In and Out Points
  • Replacing a Shot with Itself
  • Ganging Playheads

Trimming Concepts

  • Understanding Basic Trimming
  • Trimming in Practice
  • Trimming from the Keyboard
  • Using Numeric Trimming
  • Extending Edits
  • Splitting Edits
  • Using Slip and Slide
  • Slipping and Sliding from the Keyboard

Advanced Trimming

  • Using the Trim Edit Window
  • Trimming Dynamically
  • Trimming Across Multiple Tracks
  • Trimming Asymmetrically

Audio Sweetening

  • Mastering Audio Levels
  • Matching Audio Levels
  • Removing Normalization
  • Adjusting Levels Dynamically
  • Adding Fades
  • Fading Using Keyframes
  • Making Uniform Changes
  • Bussing in Final Cut Pro
  • Filtering Audio
  • Applying Audio Filters
  • Using the Audio Mixer Window

Course Outline – Day 2

Multicamera Editing

  • Editing Multicamera Footage
  • Using the Multiclip
  • Creating the Multiclip
  • Editing with a Multiclip
  • Trimming a MultiClip Sequence
  • Collapsing a Multiclip
  • Working with Multiple Angles
  • Setting Angle Order
  • Deleting and Adding Angles
  • Editing the Multiclip
  • Preset Multiclip Button Bars
  • Switching Angles
  • Using the Keyboard
  • Separating Audio and Video
  • Applying Effects to Multiclips

Advanced Compositing

  • Using RT Extreme Settings
  • Reviewing Motion Basics
  • Resetting Attributes
  • Creating a Multilayered Show Opener
  • Editing Superimposed Video Layers
  • Cropping Images
  • Resizing and Repositioning Clips
  • Positioning Clips Precisely in the Canvas
  • Distorting Images
  • Changing Clip Timing
  • Experimenting with Composite Modes
  • Adding Graphics from a Layered Photoshop File
  • Adding a Logo to a Composition
  • Rotating
  • Creating Transparency
  • Copying Attributes
  • Adjusting Text Layers
  • Adding Drop Shadows
  • Creating a Travel Matte

Mastering Video Filters

  • Applying Filters
  • Using Auto Select with Multiple Tracks
  • Copying and Pasting Filters
  • Modifying Filter Settings for All Clips in a Sequence
  • Modifying Filters
  • Changing and Resetting Parameters
  • Deleting Filters
  • Controlling Filter Order
  • Moderating Filter Effects
  • Controlling Filter Effect Amount
  • Masking Filter Effects
  • Creating and Applying Favorite Filters
  • Understanding Corrective Filters
  • Using Utility Filters

Creating Dynamic Effects

  • Keyframing Basics
  • Keyframing in the Canvas
  • Modifying the Path
  • Smoothing the Path
  • Moving the Path
  • Deleting Keyframes
  • Controlling Acceleration
  • Keyframing in the Viewer
  • Smoothing Keyframes
  • Animating Filters
  • Keyframing in the Timeline
  • Displaying Keyframe Bars
  • Editing Keyframe Graphics in the Timeline

Nesting Sequences

  • Understanding Nesting Sequences
  • Basic Nesting
  • Understanding Live Links
  • Applying Effects to Multiple Clips
  • Applying Complex Geometric Settings
  • Applying Motion Parameters
  • Adding a Background Element
  • Adjusting the Anchor Point
  • Changing the Render Order
  • Reordering Motion Effects
  • Mixing Sequence Size
  • Using Nesting as an Editing Tool
  • Marking a Sequence with In and Out Points
  • Editing within the Nested Sequence
  • Using Pre-Trimmed Subsequences
  • Editing the Content of a Subsequence

Course Outline – Day 3

Variable Speed

  • Constant Speed Changes
  • Maintaining the Sequence Length
  • Scaling Attributes
  • Displaying Speed Indicators
  • Variable Speed Changes
  • Ramping Constant Speed Changes
  • Creating Speed Segments
  • Smoothing Speed Segments
  • Custom Speed Keyframe Curves
  • Dragging Speed Keyframes
  • Creating a Temporary Freeze
  • Using the Speed Tool
  • Removing Speed Effects
  • Copying and Saving Speed Effects

The Big Finish

  • Widescreen Works
  • Converting 4:3 Footage to Widescreen
  • Converting Widescreen Footage to 4:3
  • More Letterboxing Techniques
  • Managing Your Media
  • Consolidating Media
  • Moving Media
  • Trimming Sequences in Media Manager

Sharing Your Work

  • Sharing to Apple Devices
  • Sharing to Optical Media
  • Creating a DVD
  • Creating an HD Disc
  • Sharing to the Web
  • Creating a Custom Web Movie
  • Exporting Audio
  • Creating a Stereo Mix
  • Exporting Channel Groups
  • Making a Multichannel QuickTime Movie
  • Exporting Audio to OMF
  • Delivering Corresponding Video
  • Exporting QuickTime Movies
  • Creating Reference Movies
  • Exporting Project Data

Certification Exam

  • Students take an end user exam to earn Apple Certified Pro, Final Cut Pro Level Two status