Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9 Essential Training

Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9 Essential Training
In this video training course entitled Final Cut Pro X Essential Training, Ashley Kennedy introduces Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9, especially the new storyline editing workflow. She covers basic and intermediate editing techniques from audio and color correction to adding special effects. In this project based course, Kennedy works on one documentary and one dramatic project.

If you have been considering purchasing Final Cut ProR X 10.0.9, this course will give you a great overview of the software. You will also learn the basics of working in Final Cut Pro. Below is a summary of the first two sections of the course.

As Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9 is the first release with the new storyline editing, Kennedy begins with an overview of the difference between track-based and storyline-based editing. Next, she opens the software and discusses the folder structure for a Final Cut Pro project. Once that is out of the way, she takes her audience on a tour of the interface and discusses the various windows and tools. She ends this first section with an overview of both of the sample projects.

Now that the introduction is over, Kennedy demonstrates how to start a new project from scratch and discusses the import options available when importing your media in to Final Cut Pro. Once your media begins to grow beyond just a few clips, it becomes important to organize. Kennedy covers this topic thoroughly starting with a discussion of keyword tags and keyword collections. She also covers the rating system and how this feature can be useful for organization.

Moving on to the search feature for the Events library, Kennedy demonstrates how to use the search filter options for narrowing your search via text, keywords and metadata. She also covers how to create smart collections and how they can improve the workflow.

When it comes to building your project, it's important to have information readily available for your media files, such as the topic, people, places or duration. Kennedy demonstrates the various options for displaying information attached to a media file starting with the default information listed per clip. She then demonstrates the tools available to refine what information is displayed and how to move from Filmstrip view to List view.

Course Outline

  1. Getting to Know the Editing Environment and the Project
  2. Organizing Your Project in the Event Library
  3. Basic Editing: Laying the Foundation in the Primary Storyline
  4. Refining the Edit: Using Trimming Tools
  5. Beyond the Primary Storyline: Exploring Connected Clips and Secondary Storylines
  6. Basic Audio Editing
  7. Additional Editing and Organizational Techniques
  8. Multicam Editing
  9. Working with Effects
  10. Basic Color Correction
  11. Additional Importing and Capturing Techniques
  12. Managing Media and Project Data
  13. Sharing and Exporting
  14. Basic Troubleshooting
  15. Conclusion

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this article. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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