Final Cut Pro 7 Training Courses – The Complete Course (3 days)

Final Cut Pro 7 Complete

PLEASE NOTE: OUR FINAL CUT PRO 7 COURSE HAS NOW BEEN DISCONTINUED

Apple’s amazing industry standard post production tools, Final Cut Studio comprises of Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 4, Soundtrack Pro 3, Color 1.5, Compressor 3.5 and DVD Studio Pro 4. In the last version of Final Cut Studio (prior to the release of Final Cut Pro X), these applications enjoy ever tighter integration and a host of innovations that help you work faster and collaborate more efficiently.

Considering all of the advancements made in the most recent version of Final Cut Pro 7, there are now even more reasons why it is the first choice of professional editors and producers worldwide.

Our Final Cut Pro training courses offer a variety of ways to learn this incredibly powerful and versatile software suite and will give you the skills needed to work in a modern post production environment.

“The trainer explained all the information clearly and concisely with relevant examples – the course was at a much higher delivery level than courses elsewhere – mainly because of the trainer. I have used FCP before, yet the course will tailor my workflow and the trainer ensured the content was relevant to the practical work environment – he was willing to explore and able to answer all questions. He is enthusiastic about the abilities of FCP and other people learning – hence this is imparted to the course participants. I am already thinking of ways to utilize what I learnt on the course – I learnt so much that I just know output for clients work will be at the next level immediately. Thanks so much. Can’t recommend enough!”

Morag, Livingstones Photos.
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FINAL CUT PRO COMPLETE

Following on from our Final Cut Pro introduction and Final Cut Pro essential courses, our third and final day of Final Cut Pro training further explores the editing process, examining subclips and markers – taking you further into the realm of professional production techniques.

In addition, we look at further options for creating titles and graphics using text generators as well as the application of filters and filter parameters. Our Complete Final Cut Pro training course offers you a concise and detailed overview of the software, plus a host of industry shortcut techniques and processes that will ensure you have a full understanding of the software and how best to utilize it in your future creative endeavours.

Courses in this series include: Final Cut Pro Introduction (1 day), Final Cut Pro Essentials (2 days) and Final Cut Pro Complete (3 days).

“Very interesting and I liked the way that we could look into alternative programmes that were not on the advertisement. This was very handy because I felt the course was very geared towards solving our problems on a personal level. The tutor answered every question in full and in an interesting manner, which covered points from scratch, without a Yes or No manner.”

Sinead, Vistage (UK) International Ltd.
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Duration: 3 days.

Price: £525.

Location: 21st Century Studios, St Albans, Hertfordshire. For security reasons, further details are only provided upon booking.

Times: 10.00am to 4.30pm.

Equipment: Our fully featured training room includes six top-of-the-range iMac computers configured to work in both Macintosh (OSX) and PC (Windows) modes, ensuring you the maximum familiarity with your chosen operating system.

Further assistance: Our FAQ page contains the answers to many common questions. Alternatively please call 01727 827733 to arrange to speak to our training manager.

“Great course to get you started with video editing. Includes aspects of Final Cut Studio, including Motion and Colour which add a totally whole new dimension to your edits.”

Shiraz, Morpeth School.
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COURSE CONTENT

DAY 1

Screening and marking

  • The Final Cut Pro interface
  • Following a workflow
  • Navigating clips
  • Marking clips

Editing clips in the timeline

  • Managing project elements
  • Editing a rough cut
  • Making overwrite edits
  • Managing timeline tracks
  • Making insert edits
  • Adding audio clips
  • Drag and drop editing
  • Changing volume of edited clips

Capturing & Transferring footage

  • Connecting sources for capture & transfer
  • Creating a new project for capturing
  • Previewing and marking your source
  • Logging clips
  • Choosing clip settings
  • Choosing capture settings
  • Setting capture preferences

Finishing the rough cut

  • Adding cutaways
  • Editing to narration
  • Editing to music
  • Copying, cutting, pasting and positioning clips

Transitions

  • Applying transitions
  • Evaluating project needs
  • Understanding transitions
  • Viewing transition options
  • Modifying and copying transitions
  • Using the Transition Editor
  • Previewing and rendering effects

Creating titles

  • Adding a lower third
  • Creating a credit roll
  • Composite opening titles
  • Creating a freeze-frame

Soundtrack Pro 3

  • Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro workflow
  • Sending audio to STP
  • Applying noise reduction
  • Removing clicks & pops
  • Sending back to FCP

Finishing and outputting

  • Output to Tape
  • Export Quicktime & Quicktime conversion
  • Outputting for iPod & iPhone
  • Outputting for YouTube & Mobile Me

DAY 2

Trimming

  • Preparing a project for trimming
  • Trimming preferences
  • Trimming overview
  • Trimming shortcuts
  • Rippling edit points
  • Trimming on the V2 track
  • Trimming one track of a linked clip
  • Trimming to refine a sequence
  • Adjusting two edit points
  • Slip and slid editing
  • Rolling two edit points
  • Keeping linked clips in sync
  • Trimming in realtime in the timeline and trim window

Refining the edit process

  • Creating subclips
  • Adding markers to clips
  • Storyboard editing
  • Working with master clips

Supporting the edit process

  • Saving and loading layouts
  • New ProRes workflows

Motion 4 – An overview

  • Final Cut Pro and Motion 4 workflows
  • Green screen removal in FCP then Motion
  • Creating animated motion graphics
  • Avoiding rendering

Mixing audio tracks

  • Organising and editing audio tracks
  • Monitoring and adjusting audio levels
  • Applying transitions to fade volume
  • Setting keyframes to change volume
  • Using the audio mixer
  • Recording a narration track
  • Importing CD tracks

Creating titles

  • Applying a Boris title
  • Creating a Boris credit roll
  • Adding mattes

Changing motion properties

  • Changing speed properties
  • Creating a freeze-frame with speed tools
  • Changing clip size and position
  • Building a split screen

Applying filters

  • Viewing and modifying filter parameters
  • Applying audio filters
  • Using a colour correction filter
  • Animating filters

Finishing and outputting

  • Using iChat Theatre Preview
  • Using Timecode Viewer
  • Creating DVDs and Blu-ray Discs

DAY 3

Refining the edit process

  • Creating and Working with Subclips
  • Working & Editing to Markers
  • Using DV Start/Stop Detect Function
  • Multicam Editing
  • Replace Edits, Superimpose Edits
  • Other Capturing Options HDV P2 XDCAM

Applying Filters

  • Viewing and Modifying Filter Parameters
  • Creating Specific Effects
  • Basic Colour Correction
  • Working with the Broadcast Safe Filter
  • Nesting Sequences
  • Color 1.5 – An overview
  • Final Cut Pro and Color workflow
  • Primary and secondary colour corrections
  • Grading and color FX

Working with RT Effects

  • RT Extreme Settings
  • Rendering

Motion Parameters in FCP

  • Adjusting Clip Speed
  • Adjusting Clip Parameters in the Canvas
  • Understanding the Motion Tab
  • Copy and Pasting Clip Attributes
  • Keyframe animation

Titles and Graphics

  • Working with the Generators
  • Creating Titles using the Text generators
  • Importing and Working with Graphic Files
  • Using Motion for titles and SFX
  • Using Motion to create a roller with video & stills

Finishing and outputting

  • Using Soundtrack pro to resolve audio problems
  • Detecting audio peaks
  • Broadcast video levels
  • Share and compressor to render
  • Using Media Manager
An excellent course – really thorough, well-explained and correctly pitched. The tutor was brilliant, very clear in his explanations and helpful during example work. I would highly recommend this course!

Hannah, University of Bedfordshire.
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