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This practical course is presented in four day with three hour daily (duration of 12 hours in total). It prepares the student in video editing using Final Cut Pro X Final Cut Pro X is a professional video editing app that allows everyone from enthusiasts  to Hollywood filmmakers to make beautiful movies. With tools for video and audio editing, titling, effects, and delivery, Final Cut Pro X turns your Mac into a professional post-production studio with incredible performance on desktop and laptop systems.


What you will learn?

Using libraries to organize and manage media and projects

Applying exceptionally fast, fluid editing techniques for video and audio

Fine-tuning clips in the timeline

Comparing alternate shots from a collection of clips

Applying effects, transitions, and retiming clips

Working with 3D titles

Finishing and final project 


Course Outline

Getting Started

Upgrade earlier versions of events and projects, download and prepare lesson media files, understand basic Final Cut Pro workflow.

Importing Media

Define the clip, event, and library containers, understand the differences between managed and external media files, create a camera archive, import files using Media Import and the Finder.

Organizing Clips

Apply keywords to a clip and clip ranges, search and filter clips by keywords, add notes and ratings to a clip, create Smart Collections, detect people and composition within clips, understand and assign roles.

Making the First Edit

Create a project, understand the attraction and repulsion behaviors of a storyline, append, insert, and rearrange clips within a primary storyline, batch edit a storyboard of clips, Ripple, Roll, and Slip edit clips, use the Blade tool, replace with a gap clip, ripple delete, and join through edit.  

Making the First Edit (continued)
Perform connect edits, create and edit in a connected storyline, adjust audio levels, share the project to a media file. 

Revising the Edit
Define and distinguish between the two types of project duplication, understand the replace edit options, use markers for clip sync and task notes, create and edit with an audition clip, refine clip duration using trim to playhead and trim to selection.

Enhancing the Edit

Vary the playback speed of clips, modify the look of clips with effects, use transitions, adjust transform and compositing controls, create compound clips.

Finishing the Edit
Add and modify a lower third, add and modify a 3D title, split-edit audio and video, keyframe audio, color-correct a clip. 

Sharing a Project

Export to a media file, post media to an online host, create a bundle for multiple platforms, understand the XML workflow, integrate Compressor export options. 

Managing Libraries

Differentiate external and managed media, import media as referenced and managed, move and copy clips within and between libraries, consolidate media files to one location.

 Advancing Your Workflow

Identify manual options for new projects, sync dual system recordings, create a chroma key, understand the multicam workflow. 



This course is focused for students without any prior computer experience or the programs to study. This course starts from the most basic to advanced.

This course is presented in four classes from Monday to Thursday. Each class lasts three hours. 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Est (duration of 12 hours in total)

The student have a computer with  Final Cut Pro X for the classes.

8 student per class