Final Cut Pro X Foundations Class

Learn to create compelling, professional quality videos with C2’s three-day introduction to Final Cut Pro X

Learn to use Final Cut’s incredibly efficient magnetic timeline to edit video in a snap. Students enrolled in this class will learn to:

  • Edit video and audio to tell a coherent, interesting story that captures the viewer’s attention
  • Quickly create alternate versions of a story
  • Find the best moments in a sea of footage and mark them with metadata for easy assembly
  • Work with green screen footage
  • Add effects and transitions (in a professional, appropriate manner)
  • Create and animate titles
  • Caption for accessibility and social media
  • Export videos for social media, the web, DVD and broadcast.

Who should attend this class?

This class is for anyone who wants to create great videos as efficiently as possible.

Basic computer experience and the desire to learn video editing
  • 9am to 4pm both days
  • Hands-on instruction
  • In-classroom Instructor
  • Course includes USB 3 flash drive with C2’s exclusive exercises and videos
  • 1 year of email tech support
  • 1 year free retake policy
Class Outline by Topic
– Libraries, projects, events and clips

– Intro to the Final Cut interface

– Importing, saving and exporting basics

– Skimming and searching clips in the browser

– Previewing clips in the viewer

– Getting details from the Inspector

– Trimming clips in the browser

– Favoriting to keep track of best moments

– Assembling and editing on the magnetic timeline

– Versioning events with “Duplicate” and “Snapshot”

– Making the rough cut first – Primary Storyline

– Append and Insert Editing

– Replace and slip edits

– Rolling trims

– Ripple edits

– Basic titling

– Introduction to transitions and effects

– Incorporating and animating still photos with video

– Adding music bed

– Editing to a beat

– Picture in a picture effect

– Text callouts and graphics

– Split screen effects

– chroma key / green/blue screening

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Helpful information and shortcuts I wish I would have learned years ago!
Julie S.

Graphic Designer

The topics presented were very helpful for future projects that I will be working on. I learned some new tips and tricks to do my work more effectively
Stacy H.

Graphic Designer

Great prep for the class ahead of time. Covered topics requested in a timely manner.
Adam F.