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Apple Final Cut Pro X 300- Advanced Editing Training Course

Final Cut Pro X 300- Advanced Editing Training Schedule

Final Cut Pro X 300 Advanced Editing

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. This three-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, and create complex audio mixes. This course also covers advanced workflows for managing media, including using Compressor.

Prerequisites for this Final Cut Pro X 300- Advanced Editing Training Course

Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:
  • Knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation is required
  • Through knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended
  • Ideally students will have attended an FCP X 101 class

What You Will Learn

  • Organizing projects with advanced Metadata techniques
  • Working with Compound Clips and auditions
  • Working with Multicamera Editing
  • Targeting specific areas to color correct with shape and color masks
  • Finetuning clips in the timeline
  • Creating custom effects and transitions
  • Finishing and final output, including working with Compressor

Final Cut Pro X 300- Advanced Editing Training Course Length and Time

This class is 3 days long. Class time is 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled 12-1. Students provide their own lunch.

Enrollment in Final Cut Pro X 300- Advanced Editing Training Course

Please see our Enrollment Page ( for our enrollment form.

Final Cut Pro X 300- Advanced Editing Training Course Locations

We have Final Cut Pro training centers in Atlanta, Chicago, and San Diego.

Goals for Final Cut Pro X 300- Advanced Editing Training Course

Sterling Ledet and Associates realizes the importance of education and we take pride in being able to offer you classes that are more custom fit to your needs. Call us at (877) 819-2665 if you have any special questions or e-mail us at

Lesson 1- Organizing Your Media

  • Using Hands-Free Metadata
  • Entering Metadata Manually
  • Organizing Clip-Based Metadata
  • Using Intraclip-Based Metadata
  • Adding Markers
  • Filtering Clips
  • Creating Smart Collections
  • Remaining Clips

Lesson 2- Advanced Editing Techniques

  • Reviewing Editing Basics
  • Modifying Edits
  • Using Secondary Storylines
  • Understanding Compound Clips

Lesson 3- Working with Auditions

  • Creating Auditions
  • Modifying Auditions
  • Using Auditions and Effects

Lesson 4 - Working with Sound

  • Setting Sound Levels
  • Creating Audio Fades
  • Panning Audio
  • Managing Audio Channels

Lesson 5- Using Audio Effects

  • Understanding Equalizations
  • Controlling Audio Effects
  • Using Other Types of Effects
  • Animating Audio Effects

Lesson 6- Editing Multicam Clips

  • Using Multicamera Footage
  • Creating a Multicam Clip
  • Editing with Multicam Clips
  • Customizing Multicam Clip Settings
  • Modifying a Multcam Clip
  • Adding Effects or Other Trimming

Lesson 7- Keying and Compositing

  • Laying the Groundwork
  • Using Keying and Masking Effects
  • Using Advanced Keying Features
  • Compositing Generators
  • Compositing Graphics

Lesson 8- Transformations, Effects, and Titles

  • Transforming Clips
  • Working with Effects
  • Creating Titles
  • Using Roles with Titles

Lesson 9- Creating Animation

  • Animating Clip Position
  • Animating a Generator
  • Creating a Travel Matte
  • Animating with Transitions

Lesson 10- Color Correction Basics

  • What is Color Correction?
  • Using an Appropriate Display
  • Using the Highest-Quality Media
  • Learning the Color Correction Interface
  • Using Video Scopes
  • Adjusting Contrast Using the Color Board

Lesson 11- Adjusting Color and Saturation

  • Using the Color Controls
  • Adjusting Color Temperature Creatively
  • Using the Global Color Control
  • Adjusting Saturation
  • Changing Saturation with Contrast Adjustments
  • Dissolving Between Two Grades

Lesson 12- Color Matching

  • Understanding Shot Matching
  • Matching Clips Automatically
  • Matching Clips Manually
  • Using Additional Corrections and Effects in a Scene

Lesson 13- Making Isolated Color Adjustments

  • Using Color Masks
  • Using Shapes to Target Frame Regions
  • Combining Shapes and Masks
  • Animating Shapes

Lesson 14- Advanced Sharing and Sending to Compressor- DVD

  • Exporting Projects and Media for Finishing
  • Outputting with Compressor
  • Understanding the Compressor Interface
  • Understanding the Compressor Workflow
  • Using Advanced Compressor Features


Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

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