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Final Cut Pro X | Level 1

at headTrix, Inc | Adobe Certified Training - Santa Monica

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2500 Broadway Bldg F Ste F-125
Btwn Cloverfield Blvd & 26th St
Santa Monica, California 90404
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 6

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

This course teaches you how to import, export and edit videos. Learn how to use Final Cut Pro to accelerate post production.

Our Apple Final Cut Pro course is a beginner class for students new to editing or who have not used Final Cut Pro before and want to learn how to edit video, and the art of motion graphics and compositing.

Basic Computer Skills & File Management on Windows or Mac

Course Outline

The work spaces
  • Customizing workspaces
  • Accessing all panes and palettes
The Project Pane
  • Importing media 
  • Video, video/audio, audio, stills images, layered Photoshop documents
  • Acceptable file formats, missing codecs, using “.VOB” assets
  • Displaying an organizing media
  • Linked media, unlinked and offline assets
  • Creating utility media (bars and tone. lead counter, black video, color matte, transparent video)
The Timeline/Sequence Pane
  • Creating a new sequence (choosing the right video standard)
  • Track headers (locking, targeting, resizing and displaying options)
  • Time ruler (SMTPE time code vs. audio units)
  • Keyboard shortcuts for efficient navigation
  • Types of tracks
  • Adding and deleting tracks
The “Canvas” Monitor
  • Navigation and preview capabilities
  • Editing capabilities (temporal and spatial)
  • Ganging to Source and Reference Monitors
The “Viewer” Monitor
  • Navigation and preview capabilities
  • Editing capabilities for video and audio
  • “J” and “L” cuts
  • Three and four point edits
The Tool Bar
  • Basic edits with the Selection and Blade tool
  • Ripple edit tool
  • Track selection tool
  • Rolling edit tool
  • Slip edit tool
  • Slide edit tool
  • Pen tool
  • Zoom and Hand tools
The Effect Control Panel
  • The “fixed effects” (intrinsic clip attributes)
  • Adding and adjusting effects
  • The importance of the stacking order
  • Deleting, copying, pasting and duplicating effects
  • The help of the “Canvas” Monitor
The Audio Mixer Part 1
  • Track volume and panning
  • Master volume, VU meters and clipped signals
  • Solo, mute and record (playback and recording)
Creating Titles
  • Professional text formatting (tracking, leading and kerning)
  • Lower thirds
  • Rolling and scrolling titles
  • Using Boris 3D
The Capture Window
  • Connecting and recognizing your camera/deck
  • Logging tapes and clips
  • Straight capture
  • Batch capture
  • Scene detect
Using “Compressor”
  • Exporting your final movie (sequence vs. in & out)
  • Saving and duplicating in the render queue
  • File formats, compression methods and codecs for DVD, Blu-ray and web
Basic Preferences
  • Importing stills
  • Pre and post roll
  • Default transition duration
  • Video and audio transitions
  • Applying and editing transitions
  • Default transitions and keyboard shortcuts
  • Using transitions as effects
  • Types of markers
  • Adding, moving removing and navigating markers
  • Editing with markers to the beat of music
  • Markers as notation tools
Popular Video and Audio Tricks
  • Freeze frame (AKA frame hold)
  • Reverse motion
  • Speed-up/slow-down and pitch control
  • Picture-in-picture
  • Split screen
  • Track mattes (video inside text and shapes)
  • Green screen (AKA chroma key)
  • Sepia tone
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School Notes:

Important - Students must bring their own laptop with the Adobe application loaded to be prepared for class. We do not supply computers. It's Bring Your Own Computer.

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We offer a full refund for classes canceled five business days before the first day of class. If you do not cancel or reschedule the class, you will be charged the full price of the class. Students may withdraw from any course (except when they have late-rescheduled) within 2 hours of when the instruction has started the training, and receive a full refund, provided the reason for their withdrawal is dissatisfaction with the course and/or instructor. No refunds will be given if the student attends more than 2 hours of instruction. 

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule classes. In the event we cancel a class, you can reschedule the class, or receive a full refund of all registration fees paid to us. All cancellations will incur a $75 processing fee, and 7% for Credit Card Fees as we incur (3.5% on purchase and same on refund). We are not liable, however, for any other expenses you may incur including travel arrangements.


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Final Cut Pro X | Level 1
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a greta class, very useful. I look forward to taking more.
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School: headTrix, Inc | Adobe Certified Training

headTrix, Inc | Adobe Certified Training

headTrix is a computer training and consulting company. We teach and consult Creative Design & Development within the fields of Web Design & Development, Desktop Publishing, Interactive New Media, E-Learning, Motion Graphics, Video/Photo Editing & Effects, Animation, Graphic design, Social...

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