Final Cut Pro X: Rookie

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

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This Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP 101) training course is a three-day, hands-on course that teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the Final Cut Pro user interface. In this course, you will cut a scene from the TNT television series Leverage, create a promo for Seaworld's 'Believe documentary', as well as master filters and effects as you edit a segment of Playing for Change, the international music-creation event.

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This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut X and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality.

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Preparing to Edit in Final Cut Pro X (7 topics)

  • Exploring the Interface
  • Importing Footage
  • Organising Clips in an Event
  • Organising Optimising & Analysing
  • Organising Media with Keywords
  • Working in the Project Library
  • Working in the Event Library

Creating a Rough Cut (3 topics)

  • Building the Rough Cut
  • Performing Insert Overwrite & Connect Edits
  • Adding to the Storyline

Fine-Tuning a Rough Cut (5 topics)

  • Using the Trimming Tools
  • Replacing Clips & 3 Point Editing
  • Auditioning Clips
  • Adjusting Clip Timing
  • Creating Secondary Storylines & Compound Clips

Completing the Cut (7 topics)

  • Editing the Soundtrack
  • Applying & Modifying Transitions
  • Creating Hold Frames & Re-timing Video
  • Controlling Video Quality
  • Working with Music
  • Enhancing the Soundtrack
  • Adding simple titles

Applying Effects & Finishing (9 topics)

  • Adding Effects
  • Matching & Correcting Colour
  • Secondary Colour Correction
  • Working with Themes & Placeholders
  • Applying & Animating Titles
  • Transforming, Cropping & Distorting Images
  • Working with Generators & Backgrounds
  • Exporting and Sharing a Project
  • Publishing for web and devices


Students should ideally meet the following pre-requisite knowledge prior to attending the course: Knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation and basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended.

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