FCP X for Experienced Editors

FCP X for Experienced Editors Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

Price: $1,199.00

This two-day, hands-on course teaches hard-to-find advanced editing and finishing techniques. Learn how to create fantastic effects using filters creatively, color correct like a pro, work with advance multi-cam techniques and create complex audio mixes. This course also covers advanced workflows for managing media, including using Compressor.

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Intended Audience for this FCP X for Experienced Editors Course

  • » This class is designed for those who already have a working knowledge of ANY video editing platform and who want to increase their skills on FCPX by learning advanced features and efficient workflows.

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FCP X for Experienced Editors Course Objectives

  • » Advanced media management with libraries and metadata
  • » Working with Compound Clips and auditions
  • » Advanced Multi-cam techniques
  • » Syncing audio and video from two separate sources
  • » Targeting specific areas to color correct with shape and color masks
  • » Fine tuning clips in the timeline with the Precision Editor
  • » Working with the custom text generator to create character by character animation
  • » Creating custom effects and transitions in Final Cut and Motion
  • » Building bundles finishing and final output
  • » Working with Compressor

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FCP X for Experienced Editors Course Outline

      1. Day 1
        1. Lesson 1: Organizing Your Media
          1. Working with Metadata
          2. Source Media Metadata
          3. Auto-Analysis Metadata
          4. Adding Your Own Metadata
          5. Working with Metadata Views
          6. Creating a New Metadata View
          7. Modifying Existing Metadata Views
          8. Duplicating and Deleting Metadata Views
          9. Organizing Keywords
          10. Adding Markers
          11. Filtering Clips
          12. Creating Advanced Smart Collections
          13. Batch Renaming Clips
          14. and Relinking Clips
        2. Lesson 2: Advanced Editing Techniques
          1. Modifying Edits
          2. Project Defined Editing
          3. Performing Audio Only Roll Edits Backtiming Edits
          4. Limiting Source Media
          5. Combining Complex Edits
          6. Overview of Storylines
          7. Trim to Playhead
          8. Trim to Selection
          9. Using Secondary Storylines
          10. Breaking Apart Storylines
          11. Understanding Compound Clips
          12. and Adding Titles to Connected Clips
        3. Lesson 3: Working with Audio
          1. Mastering Audio Levels
          2. Working with Audio Meters and Waveforms
          3. Adjusting Volume in the Timeline
          4. Adjusting Volume Across a Selected Area
          5. Animating Audio Levels
          6. Subframe Audio Adjustments
          7. Adjusting Volume in the Audio Inspector
          8. Resetting All Volume Adjustments
          9. Adjusting Volume from the Modify Menu or Keyboard
          10. Nudging and Deleting Keyframes
          11. Audio Fades
          12. Crossfading between Clips
          13. Panning Audio
          14. Configuring Audio Channels
          15. Stereo Panning
          16. Animating Pan Effects
          17. Panning in the Timeline
          18. Surround Panning
          19. Preset Pan Methods
          20. Managing Audio Channels
          21. Enabling and Disabling Channels
          22. Syncing Audio and Video and Breaking Apart Audio Clips
        4. Lesson 4: Working with Audio Effects
          1. Audio Equalization
          2. Applying Enhancements Manually
          3. Adjusting Equalization
          4. Equalization Filters
          5. Using Custom Controls
          6. Turning Off or Removing a Clip Effect
          7. Transferring Effects to other Clips
          8. Levels Effects, Reverbs
          9. Spaces and Echo Effects
          10. Distortion Presets
          11. Pitch Shifting and Voice Effects
          12. Preserving Pitch When Retiming Clips and Animating Audio Effects
        5. Lesson 5: Multi-camera Editing
          1. Understanding Multicamera Editing
          2. Creating a Multicam Clip
          3. Viewing the Multicam Clip
          4. Editing With Multicam Clips
          5. Cutting Between Angles
          6. Channel Selection
          7. Switching Angles
          8. Trimming Multicam Clips
          9. Custom Multicam Clip Settings
          10. Modifying a Multicam Clip
          11. Changing Order
          12. Fixing Sync
          13. Adding/Deleting an Angle
          14. and Adding Effects
        6. Lesson 6: Keying and Compositing
          1. Using Keying and Masking Effects
          2. Automatic Keying and Manual Sampling
          3. Using a Garbage Mask
          4. Advanced Keying Features
          5. Intro to Blend Modes
          6. Compositing Graphics
          7. Layered PSD Graphics
      2. Day 2
        1. Lesson 7: Creating Animation and Advanced Effects Workflows
          1. Creating an animated slideshow using Ken Burns
          2. Animating a Split Screen Intro using Keyframes
          3. Keyframing in the Viewer
          4. Keyframing in the Inspector
          5. Adjusting Keyframe Positions in the Video Animation Editor
          6. Creating a Travel Matte
          7. working with Custom Text
          8. Sending a Generator to Motion for adjustments
          9. Sending a Generator from Motion--s Library to Final Cut
        2. Lesson 8: Primary Color Correction
          1. Understanding Color Correction
          2. Using an Appropriate Display
          3. Using the Highest Quality Media
          4. Learning and Exploring the Color Correction Interface
          5. Using Video Scopes
          6. and Adjusting Contrast Using the Color Board Using the Color Controls
          7. Manually Eliminating Color Casts
          8. Using the Global Color Control
          9. Adjusting Saturation
          10. Changing Saturation with Contrast Adjustments
          11. and Dissolving Between Two Grades
        3. Lesson 9: Secondary Color Correction
          1. Using Color Masks
          2. Working Inside and Outside of Masks
          3. Using Shapes to Target Frame Regions
          4. Using a Shape to Create a Vignette
          5. Combining Shapes
          6. Combining Shapes and Masks
          7. Masking Difficult-to-Isolate Skin Tones
          8. Masking Corrections to the Sky
          9. and Animating Shapes
        4. Lesson 10: Media Management 101:
          1. Working With Libraries and Projects Opening
          2. Closing and Duplicating Libraries
          3. Duplicating Projects and Project Snapshots
          4. Working with Project Backups
          5. Freeing up Disk Space
          6. Deleting Render Files
          7. Deleting Optimized or Proxy Media
          8. Modifying Storage Location Settings
          9. Moving Libraries Between Computers
          10. Consolidating Material
          11. Moving and Copying Clips Between Libraries and Projects
          12. Creating Optimized or Proxy Media
        5. Lesson 11: Advanced Sharing and Sending to Compressor
          1. Creating a Bundle in FCPX
          2. Sending to Compressor
          3. Exporting Projects and Media for Finishing
          4. XML Round Trips
          5. Exporting Media Using Roles
          6. Sending to Compressor
          7. Understanding the Compressor User Interface
          8. The Compressor Workflow: Batches
          9. Jobsand Settings
          10. Creating a batch
          11. Adding Jobs
          12. Applying Settings
          13. Destinations and Actions
          14. Using Automatic Settings vs. Auto Detect Settings
          15. Creating Custom Settings: Encoderand Frame Filters
          16. Geometry
          17. Actions
          18. Creating and Using Droplets

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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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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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