Final Cut Pro X : Professional Post- Production


Final Cut Pro X is the next generation of video editing software: you will get quality products, whether you are beginner or professional broadcasting. During this three-day course, you will alternate theoretical lessons and practical exercises to master the interface of the application while performing editing operations. You will work on a selection of images and media from the real world to build your montage using the basic functions and advanced software techniques.


This course is for individuals or professionals seeking technical knowledge of the professional editing with Final Cut Pro, and prepare for the certification exam.


Before attending this course, participants should have:

  • Knowledge of OS X and its interface, or taking the course: OS X Yosemite: Living Well with your Mac
  • Virtual editing notions are recommended

At course completion

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Follow editing workflow
  • Use libraries, manage événenements, media and projects
  • Acquire the automation of editing techniques for video and for audio
  • Refine editing in the timeline
  • Compare the plans in a collection of clips
  • Apply filters, transitions and speed effects on clips
  • Finalize and export a project



Course outline

Module 1: Start
  • Updating events and projects
  • Preparing the media
  • Understanding of a basic workflow in Final Cut Pro

Module 2: Import Media
  • Setting a clip of an event and a library
  • Understanding the difference between a managed media and external media
  • Creating a camera archive
  • Importing files from Final Cut Pro and from the Finder

Module 3: Organize clips
  • Application of keywords on clips and clips portions
  • Search and filter clips by keywords. Batch renaming clips
  • Adding notes and ranking of a clip. Creating smart collection
  • Detection of persons and framing in clips
  • Understanding and role associations

Module 4: Start mounting
  • Project creation
  • Adding and reordering clips in the main scenario
  • Adjustment plans with tools ripple, roll and slide
  • Using a razor blade, replacement by a space, and clips deletion junction
  • Mounting connections
  • Job creation and a secondary scenario
  • Adjusting audio levels. Project evaluation

Module 5: Review its mounting

  • Definition and distinction of the two types of project duplication
  • Understanding options for a replacement plan
  • Using Timecode Viewer to reposition the reading head
  • Using markers to sync and annotate plans
  • Creating and using a plan of hearing
  • Using trim functions on the playback head and trim the selection

Module 6: Improve mounting

  • Varying the speed of the clips
  • Changes in the appearance of clips using filters
  • Use transitions
  • Adjustment controls processing and compositing
  • Creation of compounds Plan
  • Finalize mounting
  • Adding and editing synths
  • Offset mounting of sound and image
  • Using key points on the audio
  • Color correction of a plan

Module 7: Share mounting

  • Export to a file
  • Publication of the online file
  • Creating an export group
  • Understanding an XML workflow
  • Identification and distinction of the two export options to Compressor

Module 9: Manage Libraries

  • Differentiation between external and managed media media
  • Import as a managed media and external media
  • Moving and Copying clips in and between libraries

Module 10: Create an advanced workflow

  • Identification of manual options for new projects
  • Synchronizing clips from multiple recording systems
  • Creating an overlay. Understanding a multicam workflow



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