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Final Cut Pro Training Class: Advanced

Final Cut Pro Training Class: Advanced

This is the advanced level of our Final Cut Pro classes and is designed for those who have completed the introductory Final Cut Pro course or are familiar with all topics covered and are seeking a more advanced FCP X training class. In this Final Cut Pro course you’ll expand upon your existing video editing skills to learn more advanced editing techniques. You’ll understand how to better manage projects, work more efficiently, create more complex edits, and adjust audio and video using Final Cut Pro. This two-day FCP course provides you with advanced skills you need for more complex projects. Review the Final Cut Pro course information below and register online, or call 781-376-6044 to speak with a training consultant, or contact AGI about this Final Cut Pro course.

Final Cut Pro Training Class: Advanced Course Dates

All classes are led by a live instructor. Class times listed are Eastern time.

Course Title Course Dates Course Location Fee Register
Final Cut Pro Training Class: Advanced


10:00 am to 5:00 pm
American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
Live instructor-led class online
1969-12-31T19:00:00-05:00 $795.00
Final Cut Pro Training Class: Advanced


10:00 am to 5:00 pm
American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
Live instructor-led class online
1969-12-31T19:00:00-05:00 $795.00

Final Cut Pro Training Course: Advanced - Course Topics

Lesson 1: Organizing your media and media management in Final Cut Pro

  • Working with Metadata: Using metadata that is part of imported (source) content
  • Using auto-analysis and adding metadata
  • Using metadata views and creating new metadata views
  • Working with and editing existing metadata views
  • Using and organizing Keywords
  • Applying markers
  • Using filters to locate clips 
  • Creating Smart Collections 
  • Batch renaming 
  • Relinking clips
  • Using Libraries: closing and duplicating Final Cut Pro libraries; sharing and moving libraries; moving clips between libraries
  • Using Projects: working with project snapshots and backups
  • Managing disk space and removal of render files
  • Managing proxy media
  • Adjusting storage locations 
  • Using optimized media.

Lesson 2: Advanced Final Cut Pro Editing Techniques

  • Understanding an editing strategy for Final Cut projects
  • Changing edits
  • Combining edits
  • Understanding storylines and secondary storylines
  • Using trim to playhead
  • Using trim to selection
  • Working with compound clips
  • Applying titles to connected clips
  • Back timing edits

Lesson 3: Understanding Audio Editing in Final Cut Pro

  • Audio levels and mastering
  • Using audio meters 
  • Understanding waveforms
  • Applying timeline volume adjustments 
  • Adjusting volume in specific areas 
  • Using volume adjustments within the Audio Inspector
  • Adjusting Volume from the Modify Menu or Keyboard
  • Applying fades and crossfades
  • Using audio channels
  • Panning, stereo and surround pans, pan effects, and using panning in the timeline
  • Using pan presets 
  • Working with Audio channels
  • Synchronizing audio and video 
  • Resetting all volume edits

Lesson 4: Applying Audio Effects using Final Cut Pro

  • Equalizing audio in Final Cut Pro
  • Equalization Filters
  • Disabling clip effects
  • Sharing effects between clips
  • Leveling effects
  • Creating reverb, space, time, and echo 
  • Using distortion presets
  • Manipulating voice and pitch using effects
  • Maintaining voice pitch with retiming 

Lesson 5: Multi-Camera (Multicam) Editing in FCP X

  • Multicamera editing essentials
  • Creating multicam clips
  • Viewing and editing multicam clips
  • Cutting between camera angles
  • Using channel selection
  • Trimming when working with multicam clips
  • Changing clip sequences
  • Adjusting synchronization between clips
  • Adding or removing clips

Lesson 6: Keying, Masking, and Compositing in FCP X

  • Working with keying and masking effects
  • Automatic keying 
  • Using manual sampling
  • Applying a garbage mask
  •  Advanced keying capabilities
  • Understanding and applying blend modes
  • Compositing graphics
  • Importing Photoshop Images and working with Photoshop layers

Lesson 7: Using Color Correction, Color Grading, and Color Timing in Final Cut Pro X

  • Understanding color correction, grading, and timing
  • Understanding color correction capabilities
  • Working with video scopes
  • Using the color board 
  • Using color controls
  • Removing color casts
  • Applying color controls globally
  • Modifying contrast 
  • Adjusting saturation
  • Working with color masks
  • Targeting corrections to specific regions
  • Creating color vignettes
  • Using shapes and masks together
  • Masking skin tones to make color adjustments 
  • Masking specific regions such as grass, sky, and water to apply restricted color edits

Lesson 8: Creating animation using keyframing using FCP X

  • Using keyframes
  • Keyframing in the Viewer and the Inspector
  • Adjusting keyframe position
  • Creating travel mattes
  • Creating and applying custom text 
  • Animating split screens 

Lesson 9: Advanced Export and Sharing from Final Cut Pro X

  • Exporting projects and media from Final Cut Pro
  • Using Final Cut Pro with Apple Compressor: sharing files with Compressor
  • Understanding Apple Compressor batches, jobs and Settings
  • Destinations and actions
  • Understanding automatic settings and custom settings
  • Working with encoder and frame settings
  • Creating droplets

Final Cut Pro Training Class: Advanced - Class Prerequisites

This course requires that you understand all the topics covered in the introductory Apple Final Cut Pro X class. While a computer is provided for the class, you should have access to the FCP app for your own use after the class to keep your skills sharp. You can find information about or purchase the software from the Apple website

Final Cut Pro Training Class: Advanced Course Materials

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed or selected by the Certified Instructors at AGI.

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