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  • Published on November 15, 2017

The video editing software application Final Cut Pro is widely used for creating and editing movies and videos. Final Cut Pro training helps professionals to make the most of the latest generation of Final Cut Pro, including adjusting colors, creating clips from different camera shots, connect clips, and adding 3D titles along with more efficiently using the app to make traditional edits and transitions.

How Final Cut Pro Training Helps Your Career

Learning Final Cut Pro is helpful for anyone working or wanting to work in media, film, public relations, and advertising. Final Cut is widely used professionally, making it important to know for many media jobs. As many organizations want to have an experienced editor or combined editor/producer that can be productive right-away, knowing Final Cut Pro provides an advantage when searching for a job.

How Final Cut Classes Increase Productivity

For experienced video editors wondering whether it is useful to learn Final Cut, the short answer is yes. While Final Cut's nonlinear editing capabilities may seem similar to other tools, it offers a unique approach with different tools, commands, and capabilities when compared to Premiere Pro or Avid systems. Learning Final Cut makes it possible to assemble and edit more efficiently. For independent professionals, learning Final Cut Pro also makes them job-ready to handle more projects with a larger range of employers. Whether learning foundational editing, or more advanced capabilities such as cross-fades or audio adjustments, gaining Final Cut skills helps to produce better work more efficiently.

Options to Learn Final Cut Pro

When deciding how to learn Final Cut Pro, there several options available, including public courses, private training, online tutorials and books. The best method for learning Final Cut Pro depends on individual goals, budgets, and availability. Public Final Cut Pro classes are available in many U.S. cities, including Boston, as well as in New York City and Philadelphia. These are small-group classes that provide hands-on instruction, with an instructor in the same classroom. Other options for learning Final Cut Pro include online Final Cut courses led by a live instructor. Similar to an in-person course, these online classes make it possible to learn from a live instructor in a small-group environment, without leaving your home or office. Projects, exercises, and immediate real-time discussion with the instructor make this a perfect option for those who are unable to travel to a classroom. 

About the author

Christopher Smith is president of American Graphics Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the publisher and editor of the Digital Classroom book series, which have sold more than one million copies. At American Graphics Institute, he provides strategic technology consulting to marketing professionals, publishers and to large technology companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and HP. An expert on web analytics and digital marketing, he delivers Google Analytics training along with workshops on digital marketing topics. He is also the author of more than 10 books on electronic publishing tools and technologies, including the Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies. Christopher did his undergraduate studies the at the University of Minnesota, and then worked for Quark, Inc. prior to joining American Graphics Institute where he has worked for 20 years.