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This 5-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the Final Cut Pro user interface. This course is based on the FCP 101: An Introduction to Final Cut Pro course.

Course Outline
This five-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the Final Cut Pro user interface. This course is based on the FCP 101: An Introduction to Final Cut Pro course. However, the lessons are covered in five days, instead of three, allowing for more comprehensive coverage of the lessons. Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. Learn to mark and edit clips, mix sound, add titles, create transitions, apply filters, and more. Topics include basic setup, 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
          o Overview of OS X
          o Optimization of the OS for Final Cut Pro
          o Introduction to the Final Cut Pro Interface
          o Final Cut Pro User Preferences
          o System Settings
          o Audio Video Settings

          o Log, Capture, and Importing
          o Understanding the Browser
          o Exploring the Viewer
          o Trimming in the Viewer
          o Insert, Overwrite, Replace, Fit to Fill and Superimpose Edits

Day 2
Editing Basics
          o Customizing the Timeline
          o Drag and Drop Editing
          o Trimming Edit Points
          o Markers

Project 1 – The Beer Commercial
          o Text – Basic 1
          o Applying a Filter – Basic 1
          o Applying a Transition – Basic 1

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

Day 3
Audio Basics
          o Mixing Audio Tracks
          o Recording a Narration Track
          o Importing CD track and optimizing MP3s
          o Changing Audio Levels

Getting Your Project Out
          o Exporting Finished Sequences
          o Print to Video, Edit to Tape
          o Changing Motion Properties

Day 4
Final Cut Pro Candy
          o Advanced Interface Customization
          o Advanced Motion Settings
          o Time Remapping
          o Advanced Filter Application

Dealing with Bigger Shoots
          o Multicam Editing
          o Project Management

Day 5
Round Tripping
          o Sending Audio to Soundtrack Pro and back
          o Cleaning up Background Noise
          o Spotting Foley and FX to video

          o Exporting QuickTime Movies
          o Exporting using Compressor

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

Apple training book included Final Cut Pro 7
Professional Video Editing
Diana Weynan
Prerequisites & Certificates

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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