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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Learn How To Use Final Cut Pro X - Video Tutorials For Beginners

If you're interested in learning how to use Final Cut Pro X, then check out the free video tutorials from the Final Cut Pro X Essential Training course below. This training course is produced by Lynda.com. It covers the basics of how to use Final Cut Pro X, and includes topics such as: What is Final Cut Pro X?, Exploring the new Interface, Understanding the Event Library, Editing B-roll with Connected Clips, Nesting multiple clips together using Compound Clips, and Using keyframes to change effects and opacity over time. Lynda.com is an excellent software training provider. You can sign-up for a free 7-day trial to gain access to thousands of video tutorials in their training library.

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Final Cut Pro X Essential Training - Welcome

What is Final Cut Pro X? - How to use Final Cut Pro X

Exploring the new Interface - How to use Final Cut Pro X

Understanding the Event Library - How to use Final Cut Pro X

Editing B-roll with Connected Clips - How to use Final Cut Pro X

Nesting multiple clips together using Compound Clips - How to use Final Cut Pro X

Using keyframes to change effects and opacity over time - How to use Final Cut Pro X


Course Information

Training Provider: Lynda.com
Title: Final Cut Pro X Essential Training
Author: Abba Shapiro
Duration: 5hrs 20mins
Date of release: 26 July 2011

Chapter 1. Preparing Your Machine and the Program
Exploring the new interface
Touring additional hidden windows
Preferences and settings

Chapter 2. Importing, Capturing, and Analyzing Media
Understanding the Event Library
Importing and analyzing media
Importing from cards and file-based cameras
Importing iMovie Projects and Events
Capturing video from tape
Creating a Camera Archive

Chapter 3. Getting Organized and Preparing to Edit
Organizing media using Events
Managing Events
Working with clips in the Event Library
Organizing clips using keywords
Organizing clips using sorting tools and Smart Collections
Using Favorites to create subclips

Chapter 4. Beginning the Edit
Creating and managing Projects
Performing basic edits in the Primary Storyline
Performing overwrite and replace edits
Performing video-only and audio-only edits
Working with photos and still graphics
Trimming clips with ripple edits
Timeline editing: Roll edits
Timeline editing: Slip and slide edits
Toggling timeline snapping and skimming options

Chapter 5. Working with Sound
Adding music and manipulating audio
Adjusting audio
Audio tools and techniques
Recording audio
Syncing multiple audio sources and separating audio from video

Chapter 6. Advanced Editing Techniques
Editing B-roll with Connected Clips
Nesting multiple clips together using Compound Clips
Positioning clips precisely and performing "Top and Tail" edits
Fine-tuning with the Precision Editor and performing three-point edits
Using auditions to try out new clips
Working with markers
Using the Blade, Zoom, and Hand edit tools

Chapter 7. Effects, Transitions, and Generators
Adding and adjusting transitions
Adding and adjusting clip effects
Adding and adjusting audio effects
Using keyframes to change effects and opacity over time
Creating titles
Adding generators
Adding animated themes
Applying motion effects
Keyframing motion effects in the Video Animation Editor
Retiming clips to create speed effects
Removing excess shake and rolling shutter issues
Compositing using chroma key (green screen) and luma key

Chapter 8. Color Correction
Color correction
Gauging adjustments using scopes
Performing manual color adjustments
Performing secondary color corrections

Chapter 9. Exporting and Sharing
Sharing projects for devices and the web using easy presets
Exporting full-quality QuickTime movies
Exporting stills
Using Compressor to export with custom settings
Creating a DVD or Blu-ray disc

Chapter 10. Managing Project and Media Files
Managing media files
Collaborating and archiving

Chapter 11. Customizing
Customizing keyboard shortcuts
Working with dual monitors
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