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Apple Final Cut Pro X Fundamentals

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Wed, Jan 15, 9:00am - Jan 17, 4:30pm (3 sessions)

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Downtown, Downtown/Northeast
915 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1800
Btwn Harbor Fwy & S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, California 90017
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 5

What you'll learn in this final cut pro training:

In this 3-day hands-on Final Cut Pro X training class you will learn to import, edit, composite, and share video projects for broadcast, social media, and other output scenarios. This course covers ingesting media, clip and timeline editing, effects and transitions, title design, audio management, and final output for specific deployment.

Course Outline:

INTRO: A Real-World Overview of Final Cut Pro X

  • What is Final Cut Pro X, and who uses it?
  • Final Cut Pro X feature roundup
  • What kind of media can be imported into Final Cut Pro X?
  • What media can be shared from Final Cut Pro X?
  • Final Cut Pro X storytelling workflows
  • Final Cut Pro X technical requirements
  • Setting up a Final Cut Pro X hardware/software work environment

BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Final Cut Pro X Project Considerations

  • Understanding digital video and SMPTE time
  • Understanding video frame resolutions, pixel aspect ratios, and frame rates
  • Understanding video and audio compression
  • Managing graphical and audio assets
  • Understanding linked media
  • Final Cut Pro X terminology and best practices
  • How does Apple Logic Pro X collaborate with Final Cut Pro X?
  • UNIT 1: Touring Final Cut Pro X
  • Navigating the Final Cut Pro X workspace
  • Setting Final Cut Pro X Preferences
  • Specifying and customizing project settings
  • Defining clip, event, and library containers
  • Creating a camera archive
  • Skimming and previewing clips

UNIT 2: Importing and Organizing Media

  • Ingesting and importing with the Media Import window
  • Importing media from the Finder
  • Applying keywords to clips
  • Using the Keyword Editor
  • Filtering clips by keywords
  • Adding notes and ratings to a clip
  • Creating Smart Collections
  • Detecting people and shot composition within clips
  • Understanding and assigning roles

UNIT 3: Editing Essentials

  • Creating a project and a primary storyline
  • Appending, inserting, and rearranging clips within a storyline
  • Batch editing a storyboard of clips into a storyline
  • Insert edits
  • Using the Select tool
  • Setting clip start and end points
  • Refining clip durations with Trim to Selection
  • Roll and Ripple trimming
  • Slip trimming
  • Using the Blade tool
  • Inserting gap clips
  • Through edits
  • Ripple deletes

UNIT 4: Specialized Editing Techniques

  • Creating and editing a connected storyline
  • Adding and trimming connected B-roll
  • Working with audio
  • Adding Apple FCP-X sound effects
  • Adjusting audio levels
  • Changing the speed of sound
  • Keyframing audio volume
  • Replace edits
  • Creating and naming markers
  • Using markers for clip sync and task notes
  • Working with Audition clips and the Audition window

UNIT 5: Creating Titles

  • Working with safe margins
  • Adding and modifying titles
  • Creating 3D titles
  • Working with the Text Inspector
  • 3D Material options
  • Animating 3D titles

UNIT 6: Adding Transitions

  • Practical application of transitions
  • Applying default cross-dissolve transitions
  • Defining and slipping media handles
  • Using the Transitions Browser
  • Customizing video transitions

UNIT 7: Adding Video Effects

  • Understanding video compositing
  • Using the video Effects Browser
  • Adding and modifying effects
  • Applying multiple effects
  • Saving effects presets
  • Color grading versus color correction
  • Overview of traditional color correction
  • Color correction basics
  • The Transform tool and Transform controls
  • Using the Video Animation Editor

UNIT 8: Sharing a Project: Rendering for Deployment

  • Testing for final render
  • Sharing a project to a destination
  • Sharing media to an online host (YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook)
  • Sharing to a bundle for multiple platforms
  • Sharing to a Master File
  • Utilizing Compressor
  • Exporting an XML file

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Refund Policy
Cancellations made more than 5 days before the commencement of the training, qualify for a refund less a $100 administration fee. 
Cancellations made 5 days or less before the commencement of the training, will not be eligible for a refund 
We are not able to offer refunds for no-shows or uncompleted courses.

Rescheduling requests made 5 days before the commencement of the training are free. Rescheduling that takes place within 5 days of the commencement of the training will incur a $100 administration fee. We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

If your student wants to confirm her seat on the future class now, then there is a $100 transfer fee payable. Alternatively, as she may not have been aware of our terms, if she is willing to check back with us 2-3 days before a future class, and provided the class is confirmed to run, we will slot her in and waive the cancellation fee.

Money Back Guarantee
We offer a money back guarantee on our public classes.

If the training does not meet expectations, students can leave the class at the end of Day 1 (or by lunchtime in the case of single day courses) and request a refund. Students have to notify the training center manager before they leave and return all the training materials to qualify for a refund.

We are unable to offer a money back guarantee to students who leave a class later than the times noted above. Students can however still repeat the training (often with a different trainer).


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