Final Cut Pro 7 Training Courses – Introduction Course (1 day)

Final Cut Pro 7 Introduction


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 latest version of Final Cut Studio (prior to the release of Final Cut Pro X), these applications enjoyed ever tighter integration and a host of innovations that help you work faster and collaborate more efficiently.

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Considering all of the advancements made in the most recent 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.

“Really useful. Learnt all the basics of what I needed for future work. Would definitely be interested in further Final Cut Pro Training.”

Emily, Watford Palace Theatre.
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This exciting and intensive 1 day course takes you straight into the heart of Final Cut Pro 7, quickly teaching you how to best navigate this powerful software within your production workflow. From importing, marking, logging and editing your clips, to adding transitions, effects, audio clips and soundtracks, this course has been carefully designed to ensure that you gain a firm and thorough understanding of the fundamentals (and many useful ‘industry shortcuts’) so that you may utilize the software quickly and effectively.

Other courses in this series include: Final Cut Pro 7 Introduction (1 day), Final Cut Pro 7 Essentials (2 days) and Final Cut Pro 7 Complete (3 days).

A very full day but never felt rushed and there was always time to go back if I was unsure. The trainer could not have been more helpful and understanding and worked through at a pace that was very comfortable.

Graham, Focus Video.
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Duration: 1 day.

Price: £195.

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 07543 403616 to arrange to speak to our training manager.

I thought the course was extensive and well thought out. The hardware and software were great.

Isolde, Pan Macmillan.
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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


  • 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

Fantastic exceeded my expectations. food and drinks were great. I will recommend 21 Century to anyone needing this form of training.

Neil, Milton Keynes Academy.
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