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Introduction Course

Final Cut Pro X is a complete professional video editing studio for your Mac. With a simple to use interface and a powerful backend optimised for Apple Macs, as well as hundreds of built in titles, transitions, effects and audio clips, Final Cut Pro X gives you all of the tools to create anything from simple video edits right through to broadcast ready films. Whether you’re a Film Maker, YouTuber, Musician or Business owner, come and learn how to easily create stunning videos with Final Cut Pro X!

This Introduction class is perfect for anybody who has never used any video editing software before, or had used other programs such as Adobe Premiere but would like to switch to Final Cut Pro X. No prior video editing knowledge necessary, as we will take you right through the entire process of video editing with Final Cut Pro X. You will be given multiple video projects to practice and hone your new skills.

1. Introduction

  • Final Cut Pro X Workflow
  • Media Storage Recommendations
  • Interface Overview

2. Adding Media

  • Clips, Events and Libraries
  • Creating a Library
  • Importing Media from a Camera
  • Importing Media from an SD Card
  • Importing Media from a folder

3. Organising Clips

  • Using Events
  • Adding Keywords
  • Keywords to range of Clips
  • Keyword Shortcuts
  • Keyword Collections
  • Custom Keyword Collections
  • Favouriting a Clip
  • Rejecting a Clip
  • Filtering Clips
  • Save as Smart Collections

4. Timeline Basics

  • Creating a Project
  • Adding Clips to the Timeline
  • Trimming a Clip
  • Using the Blade Tool
  • Adding Gaps
  • Adding Clips above the Timeline
  • Adding Images

5. Transitions and Titles

  • Adding and Editing Transitions
  • Adding Titles
  • Adding Credits
  • Adding Text to Clips

6. Effects

  • Adding Effects
  • Editing Effects

7. Working with Audio

  • Adding Music
  • Adding Effects
  • Changing the Length and Volume of Audio

8. Exporting

  • Export a Video File
  • Adjust Export Settings
  • Exporting a selection of Video
  • Export a DVD or BluRay

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Advanced Course

This Advanced class is perfect for anybody who already has a basic understanding of Final Cut Pro X, and assumes you are comfortable with importing footage and editing together a video. In this session, you will learn more advanced tips and tricks to work quicker and smarter in Final Cut Pro X, and expand upon the knowledge you already have. You will be given multiple video projects to practice and hone your new skills.

1. Timeline Tools

  • Common Shortcuts
  • Editing Shortcuts
  • Auditioning Clips
  • Markers
  • Optimized / Proxy Media

2. Advanced Editing

  • Stabilizing shaky footage
  • Working with Green Screen Backgrounds
  • Working with Multiple Camera Angles
  • Adding Freeze Frames
  • Adding Placeholders
  • Adding Captions

3. Altering Clip Speeds

  • Changing the Speed of a Clip
  • Using the Blade Speed tool
  • Adding a Speed Ramp
  • Adding an Instant Replay
  • Reversing a Clip
  • Using the Jump Cut at Markers tool
  • Adjusting the Speed Video Quality

4. Transforming Clips

  • Cropping a Clip
  • Ken Burns Effect
  • Picture in Picture
  • Distorting a Clip
  • Changing the Opacity of a Clip
  • Animating with Keyframes

5. Advanced Audio

  • Adjusting the EQ of Audio
  • Automatically Enhancing Audio
  • Adjusting Loudness
  • Removing Noise from Audio
  • Removing Hum from Audio
  • Audio Effects
  • Separating Audio from Video clips
  • Attaching Audio to different clips
  • Adding a Voiceover

6. Colour Correction

  • Adjusting Colour, Saturation and Exposure
  • Match Colour

7. Generators

  • Generating Clouds
  • Generating Dust
  • Generating a Number Counter

8. Tying Up Loose Ends

  • Linking Lost Files
  • Consolidating Library files
  • Delete Generated Library Files
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