Final Cut Pro X 10.2 Professional Post-Production (APL-CP101-020)

Course Description:
Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that helps beginners and seasoned professionals achieve stunning results. In this three-day, hands-on course, students become familiar with the user interface while they learn how to perform editing functions. Students work with real-world media to learn practical approaches to video editing?from basic techniques to the powerful advanced features of Final Cut Pro.
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the Final Cut Pro X 10.2 Professional Post-Production course, students will be able to:
  • Using libraries to organize and manage media and projects
  • Applying exceptionally fast, fluid editing techniques for video and audio
  • Fine-tuning clips in the timeline
  • Comparing alternate shots from a collection of clips
  • Applying effects, transitions, and retiming clips
  • Working with 3D titles
  • Finishing and final project
  • This class is designed for anyone who wants to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X and prefers hands-on and interactive instruction.
  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Basic knowledge of video editing terminology is highly recommended
3 Days
Course Topics:
Day 1
  • Getting Started
  • Upgrade earlier versions of events and projects
  • Download and prepare lesson media files
  • Understand basic Final Cut Pro workflow
  • Importing Media
  • Define the clip, event, and library containers
  • Understand the differences between managed and external media files
  • Create a camera archive
  • Import files using Media Import and the Finder
  • Organizing Clips
  • Apply keywords to clip and clip ranges
  • Search and filter clips by keywords
  • Add notes and ratings to a clip
  • Create Smart Collections
  • Detect people and composition within clips
  • Understand and assign roles
  • Making the First Edit
  • Create a project
  • Add and rearrange clips within a primary storyline
  • Ripple, Roll, and Slip trim clips
  • Blade, replace with gap, ripple delete, and join through edit
Day 2
  • Making the First Edit (continued)
  • Perform connect edits
  • Create and edit in a connected storyline
  • Adjust audio levels
  • Share the project to a media file
  • Revising the Edit
  • Define and distinguish the two types of project duplication
  • Understand the replace edit options
  • Use markers for clip synchronization and task notes
  • Create and edit with an audition clip
  • Refine project using trim to playhead and trim to selection
  • Enhancing the Edit
  • Vary the playback speed of clips
  • Modify the look of clips with effects
  • Utilize transitions
  • Adjust transform and compositing controls
  • Create compound clips
  • Finishing the Edit
  • Add and modify a lower third
  • Add and modify a 3D title
  • Split edit audio and video
  • Keyframe audio
  • Color correct a clip
Day 3
  • Sharing a Project
  • Export to a media file
  • Post media to an online host
  • Create a bundle for multiple platforms
  • Understand the XML workflow
  • Integrate Compressor export options
  • Managing Libraries
  • Import media as referenced and managed
  • Move and copy clips within and between libraries
  • Consolidate media files to one location
  • Advancing Your Workflow
  • Identify manual options for new projects
  • Synchronize dual system recordings
  • Create a chroma key
Understand the multicam workflow