Final Cut Express: Editing

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code MT036

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In this two day Apple authorised training course, you will master the interface and primary feature set of Final Cut Express.

The course covers the basics from initial capture of digital content to final output to tape or DVD. You will learn to master Final Cut Express's editing and trimming tools, how to add and edit special effects, transitions, music, titles and how to add narration to your video projects.

This is a comprehensive introduction to Final Cut Express.

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Editing DV (2 topics)

  • Shooting terminology
  • Understanding non-linear editing

Setting up a project (2 topics)

  • The Final Cut Express interface
  • Working with bins

Working in the timeline (3 topics)

  • The Timeline and the Canvas
  • Playing a sequence
  • Working with timeline tracks

Working in the Viewer (2 topics)

  • Viewing and marking clips
  • Viewing edit points

Making edits (7 topics)

  • Making overwrite edits
  • Inserting clips
  • Adding music
  • Editing in the timeline
  • Building a sound track
  • Deleting clips and gaps
  • Storyboard editing

Trimming an edit point (6 topics)

  • Dragging edit points
  • Ripping edits
  • Fine-tuning edit points
  • Slipping clip content
  • Rolling edit points
  • Using the Trim Edit window

Master clips, sub clips and markers (1 topic)

  • Working with master clips and sub clips

Capturing digital video (3 topics)

  • Marking your source
  • Logging your clips
  • Choosing Preference settings

Working with audio (4 topics)

  • Adjusting audio in the timeline
  • Making an audio-only edit
  • Using the Voice-over tool
  • Apply audio and video transitions

Working with multiple tracks (4 topics)

  • Editing with keyframes
  • Combining clips using filters
  • Creating motion effects
  • Adding titles and other items

Finishing your project (1 topic)

  • Exporting sequences and clips

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