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Comprehensive Final Cut Pro Training Course

Comprehensive Final Cut Pro Training Class

This comprehensive Final Cut Pro course combines our introductory and advanced Final Cut Pro classes and delivers them over four complete days. It is a Final Cut Pro bootcamp which provides in-depth video editing training. This FCP X Class is designed to provide you with an immersive learning opportunity to gain a comprehensive set of skills working with FCP X. New and introductory users will quickly get up to speed with basic editing tools using Final Cut. This FCP X class them moves into intermediate and advanced topics, providing participants with a comprehensive set of skills for editing projects start-to-finish using Final Fut Pro. This provides four-days of FCP training. 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 class.

Comprehensive Final Cut Pro Training Course Course Dates

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


Please call 800-851-9237 or 781-376-6044 to schedule a course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

Comprehensive Final Cut Pro training course topics

The comprehensive Final Cut Pro course covers the combined topics from our introductory and advanced Final Cut Pro courses.

Lesson 1: Importing media into Final Cut Pro projects

  • Importing overview
  • Importing from other applications
  • Organizing files while importing

Lesson 2: Organizing media

  • Events and clips overview
  • Copying and moving Events
  • Viewing and sorting clips

Lesson 3: Play back and skim media

  • Playback and skimming overview

Lesson 4: Creating and managing projects

  •  Creating a new project in Final Cut Pro

Lesson 5: Editing the project

  • Editing overview
  • Adding clips overview
  • Overwriting parts of your project
  • Arranging clips in the Timeline
  • Viewing and navigating your Final Cut Pro project

Lesson 6: Adding and adjusting audio

  • Adding audio to your Final Cut Pro project

Lesson 7: Adding transitions, titles, and effects

  • Adjusting transitions in the Timeline
  • Adding and adjusting titles
  • Adjusting built-in effects
  • Adding and adjusting clip effects

Lesson 8: Intermediate editing

  • Adding storylines
  • Three-point editing overview
  • Auditions overview

Lesson 9: Sharing the project

  • Sharing on the Web
  • Exporting your project

Lesson 10: 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 11: 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
  • Backtiming edits

Lesson 12: Understanding Audio Editing tools 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 13: Applying Audio Effects

  • Equalizing audio
  • 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 14: Multi-Camera (Multicam) Editing

  • 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 15: Keying, Masking, and Compositing

  • 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 16: Using Color Correction, Color Grading, and Color Timing

  • 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 17: Creating animation using keyframing

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

Lesson 18: Advanced Export and Sharing from Final Cut Pro

  • 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

Comprehensive Final Cut Pro Course Prerequisites

This course requires that you be able to work proficiently with a Mac OS computer, including the ability to save files, create new folders, and navigate through your hard drive. No previous Final Cut Pro or digital video experience is required. A computer is provided for the class, but 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

Comprehensive Final Cut Pro 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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