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Apple Final Cut Pro Studio Workshop Training Course

Apple Final Cut Pro Studio Workshop Training Schedule

Final Cut Pro Training Course Synopsis

This five day hands-on course will teach you how to craft your perfect story, create stunning animated graphics, and intuitively produce audio. In this course you learn to utilize Final Cut Pro 7 as the hub of your production workflow. Topics include basic setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, ripple, roll, slip and slide tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output.

Training Course Length and Time

This class is 5 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.

What You Will Learn in This Training Course

  • Working with the Browser and Bins
  • Drag and drop editing
  • Trimming Edit points
  • Soundtrack with Final Cut Pro
  • Creating Dynamic Motion Effects
  • Finishing and Outputting
  • Integration with DVD Studio Pro

Who Should Attend this Training Course

Video professionals or beginners who need an essential understanding of digital video, compositing, special effects and motion editing. Experienced users will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises. This class is a discounted combination of Final Cut Pro 100, Final Cut Pro 300. For student cancellation purposes, each separate component is treated as a separate class.


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Prerequisites for this Training Course

Knowledge of your operating system and basic computer navigation is required for all classes.

Goals for this 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

  • Screening and Marking in FCP
  • Launching Final Cut Pro
  • Following a Workflow
  • Working with Projects
  • Working with Projects
  • Organizing Project Elements
  • Playing Clips in the Viewer
  • Navigating Clips
  • Playing and Navigating
  • Marking Clips
  • Saving, Hiding, and Quitting FCP

Lesson 2

  • Editing Clips in the Timeline
  • Managing Project Elements
  • Editing a Rough Cut
  • Making Overwrite Edits
  • Managing Timeline Tracks
  • Making Insert Edits
  • Adding Audio Clips
  • Moving Clips in the Timeline
  • Creating a New Rough-Cut Version

Lesson 3

  • Finishing the Rough-Cut
  • Adding Cutaways
  • Editing to Narration
  • Editing to Music
  • Copying and Cutting
  • Pasting and Positioning Clips

Lesson 4

  • Preparing a Project for Trimming
  • Trimming Overview
  • Rippling Edit Points
  • Rippling in the Viewer
  • Rippling by Numbers
  • Trimming on the V2 Track
  • Trimming One Track of a Linked Clip

Lesson 5

  • Trimming to Refi ne a Sequence
  • Preparing Your Sequence
  • Adjusting Two Edit Points
  • Slipping One Clip
  • Slipping Sequence Clips
  • Rolling Two Edit Points
  • Sliding Clips to Refine Position
  • Dragging Clips to New Locations
  • Keeping Linked Clips in Sync

Lesson 6

  • Refining the Editing Process
  • Creating Subclips
  • Adding Markers to Clips
  • Storyboard Editing
  • Replacing Edits
  • Editing Multicamera

Lesson 7

  • Supporting the Editing Process
  • Reconnecting Media
  • Playing Multiple Formats
  • Working with Master Clips
  • Finding and Labeling Project Items
  • Customizing Shortcut Keys
  • Saving and Loading Layouts
  • Optimizing User Preferences

Lesson 8

  • Capturing Footage
  • Connecting Sources for Capture
  • Creating a New Project for Capturing
  • Logging Your Clips
  • Choosing Clip Settings
  • Choosing Capture Settings
  • Choosing Capture Options
  • Setting Capture Preferences
  • Acquiring Other Media

Lesson 9

  • Applying Transitions
  • Evaluating Project Needs
  • Understanding Transitions
  • Viewing Transition Options
  • Applying Transitions
  • Modifying and Copying Transitions
  • Using the Transition Editor
  • Changing Transition Parameters
  • Previewing and Rendering Effects

Lesson 10

  • Mixing Audio Tracks
  • Preparing the Project for Mixing
  • Editing and Organizing Audio Effects
  • Monitoring and Adjusting Audio Levels
  • Applying Transitions to Fade Volume
  • Setting Keyframes to Change Volume
  • Using the Audio Mixer
  • Recording a Narration Track
  • Importing CD Tracks

Lesson 11

  • Creating Titles
  • Preparing the Project for Titles
  • Working with Video Generators
  • Adding a Lower Third
  • Creating a Credit Roll
  • Adding Mattes
  • Applying a Boris Title
  • Building a Composite Opening Title
  • Using Master Templates
  • Working with Graphics

Lesson 12

  • Changing Motion Properties
  • Evaluating a Project
  • Changing Speed Properties
  • Creating a Freeze Frame
  • Changing Clip Size and Position
  • Building a Split Screen
  • Animating Motion Parameters

Lesson 13

  • Applying Filters
  • Evaluating a Project for Effects
  • Applying and Viewing Video Filters
  • Viewing and Modifying Filter Parameters
  • Applying Audio Filters
  • Using a Color Correction Filter
  • Animating Filters

Lesson 14

  • Finishing and Outputting
  • Preparing the Project for Finishing
  • Detecting Audio Peaks
  • Adjusting Video Levels for Broadcast
  • Exporting QuickTime Files
  • Outputting to Tape
  • Making a Timecode Window Burn
  • Backing Up Projects

Lesson 15

  • Professional Editing Techniques
  • How the Pro’s Do It
  • Three-Point Editing
  • Insert Editing
  • Audio-Only and Video-Only Editing
  • Draging to the Timeline
  • Handling Target Track Settings
  • Cameo: Tapeless Groove-Steve Purcell

Lesson 16

  • Accelerating Your Workflow
  • Going Beyond Double Click
  • Using Match Frame
  • Using the Replace Edit
  • Ganging the Playheads

Lesson 17

  • Trimming Edits
  • The Dynamic Art
  • Trimming from the Keyboard
  • Splitting Edits
  • Using Slip and Slide
  • Advanced Techniques

Lesson 18

  • Advanced Trimming Techniques
  • Using the Trim Edit Window
  • Trimming Dynamically
  • Trimming Across Multiple Tracks
  • Trimming Asymmetrically
  • Additional Practice

Lesson 19

  • Audio Sweetening
  • Mastering Audio Levels
  • Matching Audio Levels
  • Removing Normalization
  • Adjusting Levels Dynamically
  • Adding Fades
  • Fading Using Keyframes
  • Making Uniform Changes
  • Bussing in Final Cut Pro
  • Filtering Audi
  • Applying Audio Filters
  • Using the Audio Mixer
  • Recording Live Keyframes

Lesson 20

  • Multicamera Editing
  • Editing Footage
  • Using the Multiclip
  • Creating Multiclip
  • Editing Multiclip
  • Trimming a Mutliclip Sequence
  • Collapsing a Multiclip
  • Working wit Many Angels
  • Setting Angle Order
  • Deleting and Adding Angles
  • Preset Multiclip Button Bars
  • Switching Angles
  • Separating Audio and Video
  • Applying Effects to Multiclips

Lesson 21

  • Advanced Compositing
  • Launching a Project
  • Using RT Extreme Settings
  • Reviewing Motion Basics
  • Resetting Attributes
  • Creating a Multilayered Show Opener
  • Editing Superimposed Video Layers
  • Cropping Images
  • Resizing and Repositioning Clips
  • Positioning Clips Precisely in the Canvas
  • Distorting Images
  • Changing Clip Timing
  • Experimenting with Composite Modes
  • Adding Graphics from a Layered Photoshop File
  • Adding the Logo to the Composition
  • Rotating the Surfboard

Lesson 22

  • Mastering Video Filters
  • Applying Filters
  • Using Auto Select with Multiple Tracks
  • Changing Parameters
  • Adjusting Filter’s In and Out Points
  • Resetting Parameters
  • Moderating Filter Effects
  • Controlling Filter Effect Amount
  • Masking Filter Effects
  • Managing Filters
  • Preferred Effects
  • Creating Favorite Filters
  • Applying a Favorite Filter
  • Creating Filter Packs
  • Moving and Preserving Favorites
  • Using Utility Filters
  • Using Non-Corrective Filters
  • Using Other Filters

Lesson 23

  • Creating Dynamic Effects
  • Keyframing Basics
  • Keyframing in the Canvas
  • Modifying the Path
  • Smoothing Your Path
  • Moving the Path
  • Deleting Keyframes
  • Controlling Acceleration
  • Keyframing in the Viewer
  • Smoothing Keyframes
  • Animating Filters
  • Keyfaming in the Timeline
  • Displaying Keyframe Bars
  • Customizing Keyframe Bars
  • Editing Keyframe Graphs in the Timeline

Lesson 24

  • Nesting Sequences
  • Understanding Nested Sequences
  • Basic Nesting
  • Understanding Live Links
  • Applying Effects to Multiple Clips
  • Applying Complex Geometric Settings
  • Applying Motion Parameters
  • Add a Background Element
  • Adjusting the Anchor Point
  • Changing the Render Order
  • Reordering Motion Effects
  • Mixing Sequence Sizes
  • Using Nesting as an Editing Tool
  • Marking a Sequence with In and Out Points
  • Editing Within the Nested Sequence
  • Using Pr-Trimmed Subsequences
  • Editing the Content of Subsequence

Lesson 25

  • Variable Speed
  • Constant Speed Changes
  • Maintaining Sequence Length
  • Scaling Attributes
  • Displaying Speed Indicators
  • Variable Speed Changes
  • Ramping Constant Speed Effects
  • Creating Speed Segments
  • Smoothing Speed Segments
  • Custom Speed Keyframe Curves
  • Dragging Speed Keyframes
  • Creating a Temporary Freeze
  • Using the Speed Tool
  • Removing Speed Effects
  • Copying and Saving Speed Effects

Lesson 26

  • The Big Finish
  • Widescreen Workflows
  • Converting 4:3 Footage to Widescreen
  • Converting Widescreen Footage to 4:3
  • More Letterboxing Techniques
  • Managing Your Media
  • Consolidating Media
  • Moving Media
  • Trimming Sequences in Media Manager

Lesson 27

  • Sharing Your Work
  • Sharing to Apple Devices
  • Sharing to Optical Media
  • Creating a DVD
  • Creating an HD Disc
  • Sharing to the Web
  • Creating a Custom Web Movie
  • Exporting Audio
  • Creating a Stereo Mix
  • Exporting Channel Groups
  • Making a Multichannel QuickTime Movie
  • Exporting Audio to OMF
  • Delivering Corresponding Video
  • Exporting QuickTime Movies
  • Creating Reference Movies
  • Exporting Project Data


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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