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Final Cut Pro X: An Introduction to Final Cut Pro

Unlock the full potential of Final Cut Pro X with our comprehensive introductory course. From basic editing techniques to advanced features, immerse yourself in hands-on learning with real-world media. Perfect for beginners and professionals seeking to master video editing with FCPX.

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  • 119 W 23rd St, New York, NY
  • 24 hours over 3 sessions

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Class Description


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

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.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation. Basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended

Each student gets their own workstation.  

Course Outline

  • Day 1
    • Overview and Organization.
    • Importing, Events, Projects, Libraries
    • Metadata: Keywords, Smart Collections, notes, folders, ratings, roles, markers and the mighty Inspector Window.
    • The art and arc of the post production workflow.
    • Insert, append, overwrite, replace - three point/four point edits.
  • Day 2
    • Working, searching, sifting and organizing within the timeline.
    • The Timeline Index
    • The art of the assembly.
    • Storylines, connected clips, audition, and the Tools of the Trade: Trim tool, Blade, Ripple, Roll, Slip/Slide, Position Tool, Range Tool, Keyframes, Handles, and more!
    • Intro to multi-cam and audio sync’ing.
    • Redundancy: Duplicating projects, snapshots, history, project management.
  • Day 3
    • Refining the rough cut.
    • Fine tuning: transitions, fades, compound clips, titles, VO, sweetening & organizing audio
    • Intro to color correction, LUTS, Log/Rec. 709/2020
    • The art and importance of Sound: EQs, Effects, Mix-downs, Buses and AutoEnhancements.
    • Out-putting, exporting, converting, rendering and intro to Compressor.
    • Light-speed editing: tips, tricks, shortcuts, and the many secret hidden features in FCPX

School Notes:

Once you have signed up for this class, please email [email protected] if you are signing up for personal improvement or for business and if the company will be paying for your tuition.

Refund Policy

Any transfers and cancellations require written notification to [email protected]

Rescheduling Policy:

  • Bookings transferred by the customer more than 15 business days before the commencement date of the course will incur no transfer fee.
  • Bookings rescheduled by the customer within 1 to 15 business days of the commencement date of the course will incur a $150 transfer fee.

All transferred courses must be completed within 3 months of the commencement date of the original class.

Cancellation/Exclusion Policy:

  • Cancellations by customers made more than 22 business days before course commencement will incur 5% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations within 9 to 22 business days of course commencement will incur a 50% cancellation fee
  • Cancellations between 1 and 8 business days will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
  • In the event that a customer cancels a booking for which a transfer has taken place, this will incur a minimum 50% cancellation fee.

All refunds for the Six Week Intensive may take a minimum of 10 business days to process regardless of when the cancellation occurs.

Exclusion of a Student by the school may occur if the student displays behavior deemed inappropriate and/or disruptive to other students and/or school faculty. Student will receive 1 (one) written warning regarding behavior. If the behavior in question is repeated, the Student will be removed from the class with a written explanation of their exclusion. In the event that a Student is removed due to the above-mentioned repetitive and/or disruptive behavior, no tuition fees will be refunded.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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