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This three-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.


 
Course Outline

This three-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.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality.

 

Course Outline Day 1 Setting Up Final Cut Pro

AM

  • Overview of OSX
  • Optimization of the OS for Final Cut Pro
  • Introduction to the Final Cut Pro Interface
  • Final Cut Pro User Preferences, System
  • Settings and Audio Video Settings
Acquisition

PM

  • Log, Capture, and Importing
  • Understanding the Browser
  • Exploring the Viewer
  • Trimming in the Viewer
  • Insert, Overwrite, Replace, Fit to Fill and Superimpose Edits
Day 2 Editing Basics

AM

  • Customizing the Timeline
  • Drag and Drop Editing
  • Trimming Edit Points
  • Markers
  • Edit Project 1 (The Beer Commercial)
  • Text – Basic 1
  • Applying a Filter – Basic 1
  • Applying a Transition – Basic 1
Project 2 – The News Edit

PM

  • Split Edits and “L” Cuts
  • Edit Project 2 (The News Edit)
  • Fixing out of sync audio
  • Adjusting poor audio
  • Text – Basic 2 - lower 3rds
  • Applying “A BUG” (Station Identifier)
Day 3 Audio Basics

AM

  • Mixing Audio Tracks
  • Recording a Narration Track
  • Importing CD track and optimizing MP3s
  • Changing Audio Levels
Getting Your Project Out

PM

  • Exporting Finished Sequences
  • Print to Video, Edit to Tape
  • Changing Motion Properties

Become Apple Certified
Included with your course fees, Witz offers each participant a chance to become certified immediately following the course, or at anytime up to 6 months later.

This course covers exam content for:
Final Cut Pro 7 Level One Exam (9L0-827)
towards earning the certification of:
  •   Final Cut Pro 7 Level One

Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course: * Basic knowledge of the Macintosh OS * Basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended

Certificates offered


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations within 120 of course - 40% cancellation fee
Cancellations within 60 days of course - 75% cancellation fee
Cancellations within 30 days of course - 100% cancellation fee

Rebooking to a later class - $250

In cases of extreme conditions some exceptions may be made at the discretion of Witz Apple management , please contact us to discuss.
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