2 Day introduction to Final Cut Pro for migration from AVID


This two-day hands-on course introduces students to the primary feature set and interface of Final Cut Pro X. Using Avid editing terminology and references as stepping stones, this course translates the students’ existing editing talents to the FCP skill set. In this course students will learn Final Cut Pro editing operations: Media Ingest, Media managememt, Metadata and Project Set up, as well as Final Cut Pro’s extensive effects package, real time color correcting and numerous tips and keyboard shortcuts for everything in between.



This class is designed for Avid Media Composer Editors who wish to learn Final Cut Pro X.


Students should have the following pre-requisite knowledge prior to attending the course: Prior knowledge of Avid editing systems


Day 1:

Exploring the Final Cut Pro X Interface, Following a Workflow, Opening Final Cut Pro X, Exploring the Interface, Using Menus and Shortcuts, Viewing and Sorting Events, Skimming Clips and Changing Views, Viewing and Creating Projects, Working in the Project Library, Viewing Projects in the Timeline, and Hiding and Quitting Final Cut Pro Importing Importing Media into an Event, Importing Folders as Keyword Collections, Analyzing and Correcting Imported Clips, Importing from a Camera, Importing from the Finder, and Importing from Other Applications Organizing Clips in an Event Using Metadata to Customize an Event, Adding Keywords to Clips, Assigning Multiple Keywords to Clips, Applying Keywords to a Clip Range, Rating, Sorting and Searching Clips, and Creating Smart Collections Building a Rough Cut Creating a New Project, Screening and Marking Clips, Appending Clips in the Timeline, Viewing and Arranging Clips in the Magnetic Timeline, Inserting Clips into the Primary Storyline, Changing Edited Clips, Connecting Clips to the Primary Storyline, and Closing your Project Finetuning a Rough Cut Adding Markers to a Project, Connecting Clips to the Primary Storyline, Overwriting and Replacing Clips, Auditioning Clips in the Project, and Working with Storylines Adding to the Primary Storyline Duplicating a Project, Removing Clip Selections and Adding Gaps, Understanding Trimming, Applying the Trim Tool, and Trimming with Precision

Day 2:

Applying Transitions Preparing for Transitions, Applying a Video Transition, Using the Transitions Browser, Modifying Transitions, Changing Transition Parameters in the Inspector, Adding Transitions to Other Storylines and Compound Clips, and Exploring Audio Transitions FCP 101 Introduction to Final Cut Pro X Working with Sound Monitoring and Adjusting Audio in the Timeline, Adding Music and Sound Effects, Adjusting Levels in the Audio Inspector, Creating Audio Fades, Recording a Narration Track, and Correcting Problem Audio. Working with Titles, Generators and Themes Using the Titles Browser, Adding a Lower Third, Modifying Titles, Adding Bumpers and Credits, Working with Video Generators, and Using Themes Retiming and Transforming Clips Understanding Motion Properties, Retiming Clips, Creating Holds and Variable Speed Segments, Applying Preset Speed Effects, Transforming an Image, Cropping an Image, Adding a Ken Burns Effect, and Creating Keyboard Shortcuts Applying Effects and Enhancing Color Applying Video Effects, Modifying Effect Parameters, Auditioning and Animating Effects, Applying Audio Effects, and Enhancing Color in Final Cut Pro Exporting and Sharing Your Project Preparing a Project for Exporting and Sharing, Detecting Audio Peaks, Adjusting Video Levels for Broadcast, Exporting Movie File, Publishing a Project to Apple Devices, Publishing a Project to Video Sharing Sites, Exporting an Image from your Project, Exporting for Blue-Ray Disc, DVD, or Disk Image

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