Final Cut Pro X - PROFESSIONAL (3day)



Introduction - The practical uses of Final Cut Pro X & Editing in the real world.

Workflow - Exploring the Interface, Using Menus and Shortcuts to working with projects.

Importing Media - Importing Media, creating Keyword Collections, Smart collections, Analysing Clips and more.

Organising Clips in an Event - Using Metadata, marking clips, multiple keywords and Ratings.

Building the Rough Cut - Creating a New Project, Connecting, Inserting Clips and Appending clips into the Magnetic Timeline.

Finishing the Rough Cut - Adding Markers, Overwriting and Replacing Clips, Auditioning Clips and Working with Storylines. 

Fine-Tuning the Rough Cut - Duplicating Projects, Adding Gaps, Trimming. 

Applying Transitions - Applying Transitions Modifying Parameters and Audio Transitions.

Working with Titles, Generators and Themes - UsingTitles, Modifying Titles, Video Generators and themes.


Working with Sound - Monitoring and Adjusting Audio in the Timeline, Adding Music and Sound Effects, Adjusting Levels in the Audio Inspector, Creating Fades, Recording a Narration Track, and Correcting Problem Audio.

Retiming and Transforming Clips - Retiming Clips, Applying Preset Speed Effects, Transforming, Cropping and distorting an Image, Ken Burns and Creating Keyboard Shortcuts.

Applying Effects and Enhancing Colour - Applying Video Effects, Modifying Parameters, Auditioning and Animating Effects, Applying Audio Effects

Multi-cam - Working with the powerful Multi-cam to seamlessly cut video in realtime using efficient shortcuts and workflow.

Animation - key-framing parameters and effects with flexibility to make non-destructive changes.

Compositing - layering video and text using layer blending modes with textures, graphics, image, text and video.

Colour Correction and Grading - using colour balancing, colour match and understanding grading techniques.

Sharing Your Project - Adjusting Video Levels for Broadcast, Exporting and Publishing a Project to Apple Devices, Video Sharing Sites and Blu-Ray Disc, DVD, or Disk Image.

Who Should Attend?

This Final Cut Pro 3 day professional course, is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality. Whether you’re transitioning from home videos to making short films, Youtube Videos, are a free-lancer looking to sharpen your editing process, you will certainly benefit. You will be able to take on clients, and all edits from this course with confidence and a broader outlook on how creative you can be with your projects.



WHEN: This course runs on Saturday, Sunday and the following Saturday 10am-5pm.

WHERE: Spectrum, 173b Old Street, London, EC1V 9NJ

Nearest Tube: Old Street Station (30 seconds walk)


Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation.
  • Basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended.
  • (Macbook Pros with FCP X can be provided on request.
  • Basic editing/filmmaking experience is useful although not essential

Students will receive a free digital course completion certificate.



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Final Cut Pro X - 3 Day
625.00 1,250.00
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