Final Cut Pro 7 for Avid Editors

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code MT188

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As more and more Avid editors migrate to using Final Cut Pro, this Apple authorised course is designed to make that transition as smooth and efficient as possible. This is a two day practical course which introduces the primary feature set of Final Cut Pro 7 using Avid terminology and references as stepping stones and will transfer your existing editing talents to Final Cut Pro.

The course covers Final Cut editing operations; capturing footage, sound editing, creating bins and sequences as well as exploring Final Cut's extensive effects and real-time colour correction tools. The course is run by experienced editors who will pass on professional Final Cut tips and tricks.

This course covers the partial requirements necessary to become an Apple Certified Pro, Level 1. 

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Projects and interface (6 topics)

  • Creating bins and sequences
  • Viewing your source material
  • Viewing your sequences
  • Working in the timeline
  • Working with tools and meters
  • Using keyboard shortcuts

Translating basic editing skills (8 topics)

  • Using Play and Mark commands
  • Performing over-write and insert edits
  • Snapping to cut points
  • Controlling the timeline
  • Zooming and positioning the timeline
  • Creating subclips
  • Lifting and extracting
  • Performing L-cut and split edits

Settings and preferences (3 topics)

  • Audio and video settings
  • Changing bin views
  • Performing storyboard editing

Trimming and moving (3 topics)

  • Using the trim window
  • Performing dual-roller and single-roller trimming
  • Trimming in the timeline

Advanced editing (3 topics)

  • Performing drag-and-drop editing
  • Segment mode edits
  • Slipping and sliding clips

Editing sound (3 topics)

  • Patching and editing audio tracks
  • Changing audio levels
  • Adding voiceover

Transitions and effects (4 topics)

  • Adding dissolve transitions
  • Using the Transition Editor
  • Creating effects templates
  • Keyframing effects

Motion effects (4 topics)

  • Speed and freeze-frame effects
  • Sizing and positioning an image
  • Editing with Fit to Fill
  • Creating a motion path

Title tool and generators (4 topics)

  • Scrolling and crawling text
  • Preprogrammed text options
  • Creating 3D text
  • Mattes and gradients

Finishing your project (3 topics)

  • Detecting audio peaks
  • Checking video levels
  • Correcting video levels

Logging and capturing (4 topics)

  • Viewing and marking the source
  • Selecting capture settings
  • Logging clips
  • Batch capturing

Multiple projects, multiple sequences and nesting (3 topics)

  • Working with multiple projects
  • Sequence settings
  • Nesting sequences

Modifying clips and using Generators (1 topic)

  • Modify menu options

Multiple graphic interfaces for effects (4 topics)

  • Numeric interface
  • Visual interface
  • Motion effects
  • Wireframe mode

Composite modes (4 topics)

  • Superimpose edits
  • Compositing
  • FCP composite modes
  • Travel mattes

Importing (4 topics)

  • Methods of importing
  • Importing EDLs and batch lists
  • Importing graphics
  • Using Alpha channels

Render management (2 topics)

  • Superimpose edits
  • Composite modes

Exporting (6 topics)

  • Final Cut Pro movies
  • Quicktime movies
  • Batch exporting media
  • Exporting OMF files
  • Exporting EDLs
  • Automatic Duck for FCP export to Avid

Output mastering (3 topics)

  • Methods of outputting to tape
  • Print to video
  • Mastering options

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