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Final Cut Pro X: An Introduction to Final Cut Pro

at Manhattan Edit Workshop - Chelsea

Course Details
$1,295 6 seats left
Start Date:

Fri, Jan 29, 10:00am - Jan 31, 6:00pm Eastern Time (3 sessions)

Chelsea, Manhattan
119 W 23rd St Ste 700
Btw 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10011
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 6

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

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

This three day hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface.

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. 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.

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.


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

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

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Overview and Organization - the fun stuff.
  • Importing, Events, Projects, Libraries, oh my!
  • Metadata: What is it and why should I care? Keywords, Smart Collections, notes,
  • folders,
  • ratings, roles, markers and the mighty Inspector Window.
  • The art and arc of the post production workflow. Methods to the madness.
  • Insert, append, overwrite, replace - three point/four point edits.

Day 2

  • The magnetic timeline. What it is and how to make it your best friend: Working,
  • searching,
  • sifting and organizing within the timeline.
  • The Mighty 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 (What in the world is it?)
  • 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.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

Rescheduling policy: Bookings transferred by the customer more than 14 business days before the commencement date of the course will incur no transfer fee. Bookings rescheduled by the customer within 0 to 14 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: Any student who cancels at least 7 days before the class should receive a 100% refund. If they cancel 0 - 6 days before the course, they should be charged a registration fee of 10% of the total course cost or $100, whichever amount would be less.

In the event that a customer cancels a booking for which a transfer has taken place, this will incur a minimum 50% cancellation fee.

Exclusion of a student by the school may occur if the student displays behavior deemed inappropriate and/or disruptive to other students and/or the school. 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.

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


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This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sat, Jan 30 10:00am - 6:00pm Eastern Time TBD
Sun, Jan 31 10:00am - 6:00pm Eastern Time TBD

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