FCP 101 - Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

FCP 101 - Introduction to Final Cut Pro X Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

Price: $1,395.00

This three-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. Students work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects.

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Intended Audience for this FCP 101 - Introduction to Final Cut Pro X Course

  • » This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality.

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FCP 101 - Introduction to Final Cut Pro X Course Objectives

  • » Creating Smart Collections to organize media based on metadata and keywords.
  • » Using the Magnetic Timeline for an exceptionally fast, fluid new way to edit.
  • » Combining multiple elements into a single Compound Clip.
  • » Finetuning clips in the timeline with the Precision Editor.
  • » Comparing alternate shots from a collection of clips with just a click using auditions.
  • » Applying effects, transitions and retiming clips.
  • » Finishing and final output.

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FCP 101 - Introduction to Final Cut Pro X Course Outline

      1. Day 1
        1. Exploring the Final Cut Pro X Interface
        2. Importing
        3. Organizing Clips in an Event
        4. Building a Rough Cut
      2. Day 2
        1. Finetuning a Rough Cut
        2. Adding to the Primary Storyline
        3. Applying Transitions
        4. Working with Sound
      3. Day 3
        1. Working with Titles, Generators and Themes
        2. Retiming and Transforming Clips
        3. Applying Effects and Enhancing Color
        4. Exporting and Sharing Your Project
        5. Certification Exam (Optional)

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Sam P.
- Team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge.
- Over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.
- NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011.


Sam Polsky has spent his entire career in entrepreneurial pursuits, including such fields as biotechnology, software development, data management, and business process management. He began in entrepreneurship as team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge, a business development competition geared towards Duke Universitys various graduate schools.

Sam Polsky has since co-founded a consulting firm where he has been involved in software architecture, development and implementation. On top of that, Sam has been delivering acclaimed solutions in software architecture, development and implementation for over 15 years. He is a much-admired Subject Matter Expert and Trainer at NetCom Learning and was voted NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011

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