Editing: Introduction to Final Cut Pro

London Film Academy
In London

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Typology Training
Location London
Duration 2 Days
  • Training
  • London
  • Duration:
    2 Days

Students acquire a working understanding of non-linear editing on Final Cut Pro through group tutorials, one-to-one instruction and hands-on practice. Using programme material and sequences provided, students will get to grips with Final Cut Pro from digitizing source materials and editing picture and audio through to creating titles and outputting.
Suitable for: Novices with no prior experience in Final Cut Pro or editing - Filmmakers who wish to learn one of the most sought-after digital editing interfaces in the world, and for users of other digital editing programmes who wish to up-skill their off-line skills to remain marketable


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
The Old Church 52a Walham Grove, SW6 1QR, London, England
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Starts On request
The Old Church 52a Walham Grove, SW6 1QR, London, England
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· Requirements

International students need to be comfortable communicating and learning in the English language.

Course programme

This two-day introductory course taught by an Apple Certified Trainer is aimed at novices with no prior experience in Final Cut Pro or editing. Rudimentary knowledge of editing and post-production processes/terminology is useful.

Course Content

Day 1

Screening and Marking in the Final Cut Pro Interface

  • Launching Final Cut Pro
  • Final Cut Pro Interface,
  • Following a Workflow,
  • Working with Projects,
  • Organizing Elements,
  • Playing Clips in the Viewer,
  • Navigating Clips,
  • Project Tasks,
  • Navigating a Sequence,
  • Marking Clips,
  • Quitting and Hiding Final Cut Pro.

Editing Clips in the Timeline

  • Managing Project Elements,
  • Editing a Rough Cut,
  • Making Overwrite Edits,
  • Managing Timeline Tracks,
  • Making Insert Edits,
  • Adding Audio Clips,
  • Moving Clips in the Timeline,
  • Drag-and-Drop Editing,
  • Changing Volume of Edited Clips.

Finishing the Rough Cut

  • Adding Cutaways,
  • Editing to Narration,
  • Editing to Music,
  • Copying,
  • Cutting,
  • Pasting and Positioning Clips.

Trimming to Refine Clip Duration

  • Preparing a Project for Trimming,
  • Trimming Overview,
  • Rippling Edit Points,
  • Rippling in the Viewer and by Numbers,
  • Trimming on the V2 Track,
  • Trimming One Track of a Linked Clip.

Trimming to Refine a Sequence

  • Preparing Your Sequence,
  • Adjusting Two Edit Points,
  • Slipping One Clip,
  • Slipping Sequence Clips,
  • Rolling Two Edit Points,
  • Sliding Clips to Refine Position,
  • Dragging Clips to New Locations,
  • Keeping Linked Clips in Sync.

Day 2

Refining the Edit Process

  • Creating Subclips,
  • Adding Markers to Clips,
  • Storyboard Editing,
  • Replacing Edits,
  • Editing Multicamera.

Supporting the Editing Process

  • Reconnecting Media,
  • Playing Multiple Formats,
  • Working with Master Clips,
  • Logging Information in Browser Columns,
  • Finding and Labeling Project Items,
  • Customizing Shortcut Keys and Buttons,
  • Saving and Loading Layouts,
  • Optimizing User Preferences.

Capturing Footage

  • Connecting Sources for Capture,
  • Creating a New Project for Capturing,
  • Previewing and Marking Your Source,
  • Logging Clips,
  • Choosing Clip Settings,
  • Choosing Capture Settings,
  • Choosing Capturing Options,
  • Setting Capture Preferences
  • Acquiring Other Media.

Applying Transitions

  • Evaluating Project Needs,
  • Understanding Transitions,
  • Viewing Transition Options,
  • Applying Transitions,
  • Modifying and Copying Transitions,
  • Using the Transition Editor,
  • Changing Transition Parameters,
  • Previewing and Rendering Effects

Finishing and Outputting

  • Detecting Audio Peaks,
  • Adjusting Video Levels for Broadcast,
  • Understanding File Formats,
  • Exporting QuickTime Files,
  • Outputting to Tape,
  • Backing up Projects

Additional information

Payment options:

Course Fee ClubPanico@LFA member - £295 Non members - £395

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