Final Cut Pro 7: Advanced

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code MT189

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This Apple authorised three day advanced course is for those who already have a working knowledge of Apple's professional video editing application and has been designed to deliver hard-to-find advanced editing and finishing techniques.

The course covers how to create polished transitions, fix screen direction errors and edit multi-camera projects. You will build nested sequences, design fantastic effects, use filters creatively, composite and colour-correct video.

This course also covers SoundTrack Pro, managing clips and media and working with film. If you want to create a tailored course adapted to your specific requirements, please give us a call.

This course is an important step towards becoming an Apple Certified Pro, Level 2 in Final Cut Pro. 

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Getting started (1 topic)

  • The Apple Pro Certification program

Timing tools (4 topics)

  • Loading clips
  • Using Match Frame
  • Using Replace Edit
  • Using Gang Sync

Working with trimming tools (4 topics)

  • Numeric trimming
  • Split ends
  • Trim Edit window
  • Trimming under transitions

Multicamera editing (3 topics)

  • Editing multicamera footage
  • Working with multiple angles
  • Applying effects to multiclips

Sound editing (3 topics)

  • Normalising tracks
  • Noise reduction
  • Compression issues

Sound mixing (4 topics)

  • Using the FCP Meter
  • Setting proper levels and dynamic range
  • Performing real-time mixing
  • Mixing in Soundtrack Pro

Compositing (5 topics)

  • Creating a multi-layered show open
  • Experimenting with composite modes
  • Adding graphics
  • Using generators
  • Creating a travel matte

Mastering video filters (4 topics)

  • Applying and modifying filters
  • Modifying filter effects
  • Managing filters
  • Using specific filter categories

Dynamic effects (5 topics)

  • Keyframing basics
  • Keyframing in the Canvass
  • Keyframing in the Viewer
  • Keyframing in the Timeline
  • Creating favourite motion effects

Nesting sequences (7 topics)

  • Understanding nested sequences
  • Using basic nesting
  • Applying effects to multiple clips
  • Applying complex geometrics
  • Changing render order
  • Reordering motion effects
  • Nesting as an editing tool

Variable speed (3 topics)

  • Using basic slow motion
  • Understanding variable speed effects
  • Using the Motion Viewer

Correcting contrast (3 topics)

  • Controlling contrast using the Colour Corrector 3-Way filter
  • Setting moods
  • Creating artifically high contrast

Controlling colour (5 topics)

  • Understanding colour balance
  • Using primary colour correction
  • Understanding the colour balance controls
  • Identifying and correcting colour casts
  • Manipulating colour directly in the blacks, mids and whites

Colour correcting for scene continuity (4 topics)

  • Achieving visual harmony
  • Comparing two clips
  • Setting up for scene-by-scene colour correction
  • Colour correcting a complex scene

Clip management (5 topics)

  • Managing the database
  • Working with timecode
  • Merging clips
  • Working with 16:9 and 24p
  • Master clip relationships

Managing media (6 topics)

  • Mixing formats
  • Locating media files
  • Using the Media Manager
  • Deleting unused media
  • Offline/online workflows
  • Working with Motion projects

Importing and exporting (2 topics)

  • Exporting for the web and DVD
  • Exporting audio

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

  • Final Cut Pro 7: Introduction

    This 3-day Apple Final Cut Pro 7: Introduction training course will enable you to produce high-quality, high-impact professional video content.

    3 Day Course Hands On Training Official Curriculum Course Code MT190
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

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