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Apple Final Cut Pro 300 - Advanced Editing Training Course

Apple Final Cut Pro 300 - Advanced Editing Training Schedule

Final Cut Pro Training Course Synopsis

This three-day course provides the most extensive must-know professional techniques for cutting dialogue scenes, action scenes, fight and chase scenes, documentaries, comedy, music videos, multi-camera projects, and more. Also covers Soundtrack Pro, audio finishing, managing clips and media, and working with Color.

Prerequisites for this Final Cut Pro Training Course

Knowledge of your operating system and basic computer navigation is required for all classes. We highly recommend attending the Final Cut Pro 100 class before attending this class.

What You Will Learn in This Final Cut Pro Training Course

  • Trimming Edits
  • Multicamera Editing
  • Sound Editing and Mixing
  • Advanced Compositing
  • Mastering Video Filters
  • Dynamic Effects
  • Color Correction
  • Project Management

Final Cut Pro 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.

Final Cut Pro 300 - Enrollment

Please see our Enrollment Page ( for our enrollment form.

Locations for this Final Cut 300 Training Course

We have training centers in Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Denver, San Diego and Washington DC. We also offer classes at a network of rental facilities. We offer private onsite training and instructor-led, live online training. If coming to a rental facility, please double-check the location of your class with our office to make sure you get to the right location.

Goals for this Final Cut 300 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

Final Cut Pro 300 Certification

This class includes a free Apple Pro certification exam.

Lesson 1 - 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 2 - Accelerating Your Workflow

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

Lesson 3 - Trimming Edits

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

Lesson 4 - Advanced Trimming Techniques

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

Lesson 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - 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 12 - 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 13 - 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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