Centre for Continuing Education

Apple Final Cut Pro X Course

Apple Final Cut Pro. Revolutionary video editing. Powerful media organisation.

Apple Final Cut Pro is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. Learn Apple Final Cut Pro the smart way with Apple Final Cut Pro courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Aims

This hands-on Apple Final Cut Pro X course will teach you to perform essential editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro’s powerful advanced features. You will work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects. This is the ideal course for those looking to get started in Final Cut Pro X.

Content

Introduction: Getting started

Exploring the Final Cut Pro X Interface

  • Exploring the interface.
  • Using menus and shortcuts.
  • Viewing and sorting Events.
  • Skimming clips and changing views.
  • Creating projects & Events.
  • Viewing projects in the Timeline.

Importing

  • Importing media into an Event.
  • Importing folders as Keyword Collections.
  • Analysing and correcting imported clips.
  • Importing from a camera.
  • Importing from the Files & Folders.

Organizing Clips in an Event

  • Adding keywords to clips.
  • Assigning multiple keywords to clips.
  • Rating, sorting and searching clips.
  • Creating Smart Collections.

Building a Rough Cut

  • Creating a new project.
  • Marking clips In/Out.
  • Appending & Inserting clips in the Timeline.
  • Arranging clips in the Magnetic Timeline.
  • Changing edited clips.
  • Connecting clips to the primary storyline.

Fine‐tuning a Rough Cut

  • Using markers.
  • Connecting clips to the primary storyline.
  • Overwriting and replacing clips.
  • Auditioning clips in the project.

Adding to the Primary Storyline

  • Duplicating a project.
  • Removing clip selections and Inserting gaps.
  • Understanding the Trim Tool.
  • Trimming with precision.

Applying Transitions

  • Applying a video transition.
  • Using the Transitions Browser.
  • Modifying transitions.
  • Changing transition parameters in the Inspector.
  • Compound clips, and exploring audio transitions.

Working with Titles, Generators and Themes

  • Creating Titles.
  • Adding a lower third.
  • Modifying titles.
  • Adding scrolling credits.
  • Working with video generators.
  • Using themes.

Working with Sound

  • Adjusting audio in the Timeline.
  • Adding music and sound effects.
  • Adjusting levels in the Audio Inspector.
  • Loudness & Equalization Technics.
  • Creating audio fades.
  • Applying audio effects.
  • Recording a narration track.
  • Correcting problem audio.

Retiming and Transforming Clips

  • Understanding Motion Properties.
  • Speed‐change clips.
  • Creating holds and variable speed segments.
  • Applying preset speed effects.
  • Transforming an image.

Applying Effects and Enhancing Colour

  • Applying video effects.
  • Modifying effect parameters.
  • Using the ColourBoard to adjust colour.
  • Animating Clips.
  • Adding a Ken Burns effect.

Exporting and Sharing Your Project

  • Preparing a project for exporting and sharing.
  • Detecting audio peaks.
  • Adjusting video levels for broadcast.
  • Exporting movie files.
  • Publishing a project to Apple devices.
  • Publishing a project to video sharing sites.
  • Exporting an image from your project.
  • Exporting for Blue‐Ray disc, DVD, or disk image.

Intended Audience

This Apple Final Cut Pro course will benefit anyone wanting to edit professional quality video with Final Cut Pro. The classes are hands-on with interactive instructions allowing you to explore this program extensively. No prior knowledge of Apple Final Cut Pro or video editing is needed to attend this Final Cut Pro course.

Delivery Style

This Final Cut Pro course is a computer based workshop.

Features

  • Free repeat class - Conditions apply
  • Free USB flash drive
  • Expert trainer
  • Dedicated computer for every student
  • Small class size
  • Student notes – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • A highly useful course which covered the basics well and gradually added in advanced options. The tutor was also excellent.

  • The tutor set a perfect pace and explained all the functions in a way that novices can understand. I really enjoyed the variety of footage used in the exercises.

  • The teacher was great and knew the program inside and out. Definitely recommend this course for any beginners interested in Final Cut Pro X. It was very easy to grasp and jump into. I feel more confident about using the program now.

  • My money well spent! Between classes I’d completely rethought my workflow and halved my editing time in Final Cut Pro X. Excellent style of teaching and resource book too.

$628 Limited GST free
Apple Final Cut Pro X Course

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$628 Limited GST free
Apple Final Cut Pro X Course

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$628 Limited GST free
Apple Final Cut Pro X Course

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