Video Editing with Apple Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X is the most popular editing software for professional editors and post-production houses due to its flexibility and creative potential. It breaks free from the restrictions of timeline tracks and incorporates a dynamic editing interface, which allows you to experiment freely while working with speed and precision...

Taught by: A respected industry expert.

Description

Final Cut Pro X is the most popular editing software for professional editors and post-production houses due to its flexibility and creative potential. It breaks free from the restrictions of timeline tracks and incorporates a dynamic editing interface, which allows you to experiment freely while working with speed and precision. It also includes key sound editing and colour grading features from Final Cut Studio, so you can use a single application for all of your post-production.

Through a series of step-by-step practical exercises, group discussions and reference materials you will learn how to create a rough edit, turn out an intro-sequence, edit an interview and build a narrative.

Because the Final Cut Pro X interface is so user-friendly, you will be able to learn advanced techniques like audio track synching, multi-cam editing and motion tracking.

You will receive one-to-one support tailored to your specific interests and feedback on your progress.

By the end of the course you will have edited a short video using audio, text, transitions, stills and video effects. After general introduction, you are invited to bring your own videos and stills to work on your own project, though we can supply example media to work with all the way through.

Topics Covered

  • Final Cut Pro X overview
  • Workflow and media management
  • Import Settings
  • Short introduction to DLSR cameras and camcorders
  • Video formats and technical concerns
  • Creating a rough edit
  • Adding and modifying effects
  • Transitions
  • Working with still images
  • Working with text
  • Audio mixing and working with audio filters
  • Multi-screen edit
  • Syncing recorded audio to a clip
  • Multi-cam editing
  • Finishing outputs
  • Exporting for master copy, Vimeo, YouTube, DVD or large scale projections

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Confidently navigate and use Final Cut Pro X
  • Record footage and sound, edit, colour grade, track, finish and output a polished video project with intro and closing sequences
  • Work with text, create basic motion graphics, use effects, still images and sound efficiently and creatively
  • Understand output methods appropriate for web, projection, TV and mobile devices

Who Should Attend

Aspiring video artists, filmmakers, photographers and graphic artists

Level

Beginner

Follow Up Courses

After you have completed this course you may want to continue your Apple education with Apple Logic Pro Audio Production or explore filmmaking with DSLR Filmmaking: An Introduction.

Tailor Made Training

We also offer bespoke video editing courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Tailor Made Training page. 






Tutor information

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

Materials

Please bring a Mac-formatted hard drive or memory stick with at least 20 GB free volume.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
26/03/2018 - 27/03/2018Monday - Tuesday11:00 - 17:002 Days£522Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
02/07/2018 - 03/07/2018Monday - Tuesday11:00 - 17:002 Days£522Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket