Final Cut Pro Introduction – Course Outline

by patrickkelly on March 10, 2010

This two day hands-on course introduces students to the primary feature set and basic interface of Final Cut Pro. In this course you learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface.

Topics include basic setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, ripple, roll, slip and slide tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output.

What You Will Learn:

• Working with the Browser and Bins
• Drag and drop editing
• Trimming Edit points
• Marking and deleting clips in the Timeline
• Using Ripple, Roll and Extend edits
• Using the Slip and Slide tools
• Audio editing and audio creation
• Finishing and final output

SESSON 1 – Editing in FCP

Launching Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro Interface
Following a Workflow
Starting a Project
Importing Clips
Navigating Clips
Marking and Editing Clips
Playing and Navigating a Sequence
Organizing Project Elements
Saving, Hiding and Quitting Final Cut Pro

SESSON 2 – Building the Rough Cut

Working with Projects
Editing a Rough Cut
Making Overwrite Edits
Managing Timeline Tracks
Making Insert Edits
Editing Audio Clips
Moving Clips in the Timeline
Creating a New Version
Drag-and-Drop Editing
Changing the Volume of Edited Clips
Adding Cutaways
Editing to Narration
Editing to Music
Copying, Cutting, Pasting, Positioning Screening and Sharing a Sequence

SESSON 3 – Refining Edits

Understanding Trimming
Rippling Edit Points
Trimming Two Edit Points
Slipping One Clip
Rolling Two Edit Points
Sliding Clips to Refine Position
Dragging Clips to New Locations
Keeping Linked Clips in Sync

SESSON 4 – Refining the Edit Process

Labeling Project Elements
Creating Subclips
Adding Markers to Clips
Using Markers to Align Actions
Using Storyboard Editing
Performing Replace Edits

SESSON 5 – Capturing & Transferring

Connecting Sources for Capture
Choosing Preset Format Settings Previewing and Marking Your Source Logging Clips
Choosing Clip Settings
Choosing Capture Settings
Choosing Capturing Options
Setting Capture Preferences
Transferring Files from Tapeless Sources

SESSON 6 – Applying Transitions & Adding Titles

Understanding Transitions
Viewing Transition Options
Applying Transitions
Modifying and Copying Transitions
Previewing and Rendering Effects
Working with Video Generators
Adding a Lower Third
Creating a Credit Roll
Basic Colour Correction

SESSON 7 – Mixing Audio Tracks

Preparing the Project for Mixing
Organizing and Editing Audio Effects Monitoring and Adjusting Audio Levels
Applying Transitions to Fade Volume
Recording a Narration Track
Importing Audio Files

SESSION 8 – Finishing & Outputting

Detecting Audio Peaks
Adjusting Video Levels for Broadcast
Sharing Clips and Sequences
Exporting a QuickTime Movie
Using Other Export Options
Exporting a Still Frame
Outputting to Tape
Making a Timecode Window Burn
Backing Up Projects

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