Final Cut Pro Training
Los Angeles

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Join one of our small Final Cut Pro classes in Downtown Los Angeles. All classes are taught in brand new state-of-the-art video traning labs.

No miminum class size All classes are guaranteed to run.

Trainees attending our Final Cut Pro classes will learn this powerful video editing tool by completing a series of Real World projects. Each project is designed to show you how Final Cut Pro is used in a real production environment.

Meet our Final Cut Pro Instructor

McKinley is an extremely talented and experienced video editor. With her knowledge and experience she will share with you a wealth of tips and tricks to help you master Final Cut Pro.

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Apple Final Cut Pro X Fundamentals

In this 3-day hands-on Final Cut Pro X training class you will learn to import, edit, composite, and share video projects for broadcast, social media, and other output scenarios. This course covers ingesting media, clip and timeline editing, effects and transitions, title design, audio management, and final output for specific deployment.

3 Days $1395

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INTRO: A Real-World Overview of Final Cut Pro X
  • What is Final Cut Pro X, and who uses it?
  • Final Cut Pro X feature roundup
  • What kind of media can be imported into Final Cut Pro X?
  • What media can be shared from Final Cut Pro X?
  • Final Cut Pro X Storytelling workflows
  • Final Cut Pro X technical requirements
  • Setting up a Final Cut Pro X hardware/software work environment
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Final Cut Pro X Project Considerations
  • Understanding digital video and SMPTE time
  • Understanding video frame resolutions, pixel aspect ratios, and frame rates
  • Understanding video and audio compression
  • Managing graphical and audio assets
  • Final Cut Pro X best practices
  • Understanding linked media
  • Final Cut Pro X terminology
  • What additional apps and plug-ins enhance Final Cut Pro X’s functionality?
UNIT 1: Touring Final Cut Pro X
  • Starting up Final Cut Pro X
  • Installing the Final Cut Pro X Library
  • Navigating the Final Cut Pro X workspce
  • Setting Final Cut Pro X Preferences
  • Defining clip, event, and library containers
  • Creating a Camera Archive
  • Skimming and previewing clips
  • Specifying and customizing Project settings
UNIT 2: Importing and Organizing Media
  • Ingesting and importing with the Media Import window
  • Importing media from the Finder
  • Managing Workspaces
  • Applying Keywords to clips
  • Using the Keyword Editor
  • Adding Notes and Ratings to clips
  • Filtering clips using Metadata
  • Creating Smart Collections
  • Detecting people and shot composition within clips
  • Understanding and assigning Roles
UNIT 3: Editing Essentials
  • Creating a Project and a Primary Storyline
  • Using the Select Tool
  • Appending, inserting, and rearranging clips within a Storyline
  • Batch editing a storyboard of clips into a Storyline
  • Insert edits
  • Ripple trimming
  • Setting clip Start and End Points
  • Inserting Gap Clips
  • Using the Blade Tool
  • Ripple Deletes and Lifts
  • Through Edits
UNIT 4: Specialized Editing Techniques
  • Lanes: Editing above the Primary Storyline
  • Adding and trimming connected B-roll
  • Understanding Connected Clip synchronization
  • Creating and editing a Connected Storyline
  • Roll trimming
  • Editing below the Primary Storyline: Working with audio
  • Creating and naming Markers
  • Slip edits
  • Adjusting audio levels
  • Adding Fade Handles to ramp volume
  • Adding Audio Keyframes to control volume
  • Adding Audio Crossfades
  • Adding Video Cross Dissolve Transitions
UNIT 5: Creating Titles
  • Best practice: Snapshotting a Project
  • Adding and modifying Titles
  • Working with the Text Inspector
  • Working with safe margins
  • Adding a Lower Third
  • Adding animated 3D Titles
  • Modifying 3D parameters
  • Saving custom Title Presets
UNIT 6: Adding Transitions
  • Practical application of Transitions
  • Applying default Cross Dissolve Transitions
  • Trimming Transitions
  • Using the Transitions Browser
  • Customizing Video Transitions
  • Defining and slipping media handles
UNIT 7: Adding Video Effects
  • Using the Video Effects Browser
  • Adding and modifying Video Effects
  • Applying multiple effects
  • Understanding compositing
  • Saving Effects Presets
  • Using Built-in Effects
  • The Crop and Ken Burns Effects
  • Ease Out and Ease In interpolation
  • Keyframing Built-in Effects
  • Using the Video Animation Editor
UNIT 8: Sharing a Project: Rendering for Deployment
  • Testing for final render
  • Sharing a Project to a Destination
  • Sharing media to an online host (YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook)
  • Sharing to a Bundle for multiple platforms
  • Sharing to a Master File
  • Sharing Stems

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We recognize that Apple Final Cut Pro is a complex program, and that trainees may benefit from repeating the class. Included in your course price is a FREE Repeat valid for 6 months. Often the repeat class can be with a different trainer too.

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Final Cut Pro is not for everyone. If you decide that after the first day in class that the software is not for you, you can leave the class and we will give you a complete refund.

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Do your Final Cut Pro classes have a live trainer in the classroom?

Yes. Our Final Cut Pro classes are taught by qualified and passionate trainers present in the classroom. They are on hand to provide support, demonstrate concepts, and answer any questions you may have to assist your learning.

What version of Final Cut Pro do you train on?

All our classes are taught in FCP X.

Where do your Apple Final Cut Pro training classes take place?

Our training center is located at 915 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1800, Los Angeles CA 90017. For more information about directions, parking, trains please click here.

What are the class times?

Our Final Cut Pro classes start at 9.00am and finish at 4.30pm. Lunch break is taken at 12.15pm. There are lots of eateries within walking distance or we have kitchen facilities (microwave & fridge) should you prefer to bring your own lunch.

Can you deliver Final Cut Pro training onsite at our location?

Yes, we service the greater Los Angeles metro including Anaheim, Burbank, Covina, Downtown, Fullerton, Irvine, Long Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, San Bernardino, Santa Monica, Van Nuys, Ventura and surrounding areas.

Our trainers can also travel anywhere in the country to deliver Final Cut Pro training. Obtain a quotation for onsite Final Cut Pro training.