This three-day hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the Final Cut Pro User interface. In this course you will cut a scene from TNT television series Leverage, create a promo for Seaworld's Believe documentary, as well as master filters and effects as you edit a segment of Plating for Change the International music-creation event.
Manual and Training Media
Individual Apple Workstation
Who Should Attend?
This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to explore its functionality.
What You Will Learn:
Marking clips, using insert, overwrite and drag-and-drop editing
Trimming edit points
Using Ripple, Roll and Extended edits as well as the Slip and Slide tools
Applying filters and Changing Motion properties
Audio editing and audio creation
Finishing and final output
Students should ideally meet the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:
Knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation
Basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended
This Course no longer has an Apple Certified Pro Exam available with it. All these certifications have been removed from the Apple Certified Pro database. Apple Pro Certifications are available for the New Apple Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5applications, contact us for more information.
Course duration: 3 days
Course fees: £ 645
VAT charged at applicable rate
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An Introduction to Final Cut Pro 7 (FCP7 101) Course Outline
Course Outline - Day 1
Editing in Final Cut Pro
Launching Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro Interface, Following a Workflow, Starting a Project, Importing Clips, Navigating Clips, marking and Editing Clips, Playing and Navigating a Sequence, Organising Project Elements, Saving, Hiding and Quitting Final Cut Pro.
Building the Rough Cut
Working with Projects, Editing a Rough Cut, making Overwrite Edits, managing Timeline Tracks, making Insert Edits, Editing Audio Clips, Moving Clips in the Timeline, Creating a New Version, Drag-and-Drop Editing and Changing the Volume of Edited Clips.
Finishing the Rough Cut
Adding Cutaways, Editing to Narration, Editing to Music, Copying, Cutting, Pasting and Positioning Clips, Screening and Sharing a Sequence.
Trimming Clip Duration
Understanding Trimming, Rippling Edit Points, Rippling in the Viewer and by Numbers, Trimming Clips on the V2 Track and Trimming One Track of a Linked Clip.
Refining Edit Points
Trimming Two Edit Points, Slipping One Clip, Rolling Two Edit points, Sliding Clips to Refine Position, Dragging Clips to New Locations and Keeping Linked Clips in Sync.
Course Outline - Day 2
Refining the Editing Process
Labelling Project Elements, Creating Subclips, Adding Markers to Clips, Using Markers to Align Actions, Using Storyboards Editing, Performing Replace Edits and Editing Multicam Footage.
Customising Final Cut Pro
Reconnecting Media, working with Mixed Format Sequences, Working with Master Clips, Logging Information in Browser Columns, Finding Project Items, Customising Shortcut Keys and Button Bards, Saving and Loading Layouts and Optimising User Preferences.
Capturing & Transferring Footage
Connecting Sources for Capture, Choosing Preset Format Settings, Previewing and Marking Your Source, Logging Clips, Choosing Capturing Options, Setting Capture Preferences and Transferring Files from Tapeless Sources.
Evaluating the Project, Understanding Transitions, Viewing Transition Options, Applying Transitions, Modifying and Copying Transitions, Using the Transition Editor, Changing Transition Parameters, Previewing and Rendering Effects.
Mixing Audio Tracks
Preparing the Project for Mixing, Organising and Editing Audio Effects, Monitoring and Adjusting Audio Levels, Applying Transitions to Fade Volume, Setting Keyframes to Change Volume, Using the Audio Mixer, Recording a Narration Track and Importing Audio Files.
Course Outline - Day 3
Working with Video Generators, Adding a Lower Third, Applying a Boris Title, Adding Mattes, Effects and Still Images, Creating a Credit Roll and Using Master Templates.
Changing Motion Properties
Entering Speed Changes, Using the Speed Tool, Creating a Freeze Frame, Changing Motion parameters and Animating Motion Parameters.
Applying and Viewing Video Filters, Viewing and Modifying Filter Parameters, Applying Audio Filters, Using a Colour Correction Filter and Animating Filters.
Finishing and Outputting
Detecting Audio Peaks, Adjusting Video Levels for Broadcast, Sharing Clips and Sequence, Exporting a QuickTime Movie, Using Other Export Options, Exporting a Still Frame, Outputting to Tape, making a Timecode Window Burn and Backing Up Projects.
Students have the option to take an end user exam to earn Apple Certified Pro, Final Cut Pro Level One Status.