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Enhance Videos in Final Cut Pro X

Get started with video editing techniques in Final Cut Pro X.

In this one-day Final Cut X course, you’ll learn file structure and organization, importing footage, exporting, using the Timeline, creating titles, working with PSDs, and audio tracks by working on real film projects.

Learn about filmmaking and editing in addition to the Final Cut X. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills to start adding Final Cut X to your design repertoire, including:

  • File Structure and organization in Final Cut
  • Key video terminology
  • Importing videos and photos
  • Timeline editing
  • Exporting options
  • Working with the Titles & Generators Sidebar
  • Adding movement to layered PSDs and still images
  • Working with multiple audio tracks
  • Film editing principles such as shot composition and screen direction
  • Integrating graphic assets
  • Keyboard shortcuts to speed your workflow
  • Resources to find footage to continue practicing the art of editing
  • 6 Hours
  • Mac only
  • Book included
  • Free retake

Register for a class

$325 Discounts Policies

594 Broadway, NYC or Live Online

Not currently scheduled.

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to cut and edit video & audio
  • Create a travel promo by integrating a logo graphic
  • Use a layered Photoshop file to create a title card
  • Sync a video sequence to a voiceover narration
  • Add subtitles, effects, and transitions to enhance your videos
  • Learn key video terminology
  • Implement client revisions by replacing and re-editing clips
  • Export your videos for sharing
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Final Cut Pro Class Syllabus

Section 1

Intro to the software

  • Understanding the Final Cut X workspace
  • Key video terminology: timecode, drop-frame, timeline, clips, edit, in point, out point, duration, take, shot, pacing/timing, keywords & smart collections, selects, stringout.
  • Creating a sequence from scratch
  • Adding and editing music
  • Synching videos to sound
  • Creating an audio fade
  • Working with the Event Browser to adjust in/out points
  • Using the Blade tool to cut video
  • Adding fade in/out on music & video, and customizing duration

Adding Effects & Transitions

  • Re-sizing a clip using the Video Inspector
  • Adding a cross-fade between clips (cross-dissolve)
  • Adding a static PNG logo file as an overlay video layer
  • Working within Title and Action Safety
  • Using effects/filters to change color of overlay
  • Setting the overlay's fade in-outs to match underlying picture

Exporting the Edit

Create a title card

  • Editing audio levels
  • Importing a layered Photoshop file
  • Adjusting the timing of layer entry points
  • Adding animation and intro to keyframes
  • Working with the Type tool to add text
  • Using fades and video effects

Section 2: Zoo Promotional Video

Camera moves, transitions, and text

  • Editing voiceover
  • Editing together photos and videos in the Timeline
  • Using the Trim tool with videos
  • Working in the Video Inspector panel to create movement within clips
  • Scaling photos to fit the frame
  • Creating virtual camera moves on photos
  • Using the Transitions Browser to find transitions
  • Adding transitions to clips, such as fades, cross-dissolves and push-slides
  • Working with the Type tool to create subtitles

Revising and edit

  • Duplicating a project before revising: best practice
  • Replacing part of the voiceover track with an alternate take
  • Using the Track Select Forward tool (remove)
  • Adjusting edit timing by removing and re-organizing shot timings
  • Create a travel promo with video, audio, and transitions.

  • Create a title card using a layered Photoshop file.

  • Enhance a video sequence with transitions, effects, and titles.

Master Video Editing in Final Cut Pro X

In our hands-on Final Cut classes, you'll work on real video editing projects while learning core techniques to enhance videos. Work with a top professional and get our proprietary step-by-step training manual as part of the course.

Learn Through Real-World Projects

Learn the fundamentals of Fincal Cut Pro X in this one-day class through class projects. First by watching a short demo, then by actually practicing on real-world projects, including a title card and promo video.

Final Cut Title Card Project

Custom Final Cut Pro X Workbook Included

Our Final Cut Pro X class comes with a custom step-by-step training manual sold to universities and schools around the world. Recreate the class projects and refresh the materials anytime after the class.

Custom Final Cut Pro book included with the course.

Learn Final Cut Pro X in One Day

This class is designed to get you up and running quickly with the fundamentals of Final Cut. You’ll dive in and learn enough to start using the program on your own. If you only have one day to spare, this is the class for you!

Students learning Final Cut Pro X.

Register for Final Cut Pro

$325 Discounts Policies

594 Broadway, NYC or Live Online

Not currently scheduled.