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Labspace LS presents

Apple Final Cut Pro X Essentials Course Melbourne LS


Subject to Government and State regulations and lock down laws, Melbourne courses will continue to run on a first come first served basis and the courses will be one 2 one.

All courses in other centres are postponed.

You can book a course as it will resume on the first available dates after restrictions are lifted.

Any new bookings are subject to postponement without refund.

Venues are protected and cleaned to government published regulations.

This is subject to the ever evolving updates.

Final Cut Pro X

Professional Post-Production

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that helps beginners and seasoned professionals achieve stunning results. In this two-day hands-on course, participants become familiar with the user interface while they learn how to perform editing functions. Attendees work with real-world media to learn practical approaches to video editing—from basic techniques to Final Cut Pro’s powerful advanced features.

Who Should Attend

This class is designed for anyone who wants to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X and prefers hands-on and interactive instruction.

What You’ll Learn

Using workflows

Using libraries to organize and manage events, media, and projects

Applying exceptionally fast, fluid editing techniques for video and audio

Fine-tuning clips in the timeline

Comparing alternate shots from a collection of clips

Applying effects, transitions, and retiming clips

Finishing and final project


Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation

Basic knowledge of video editing terminology is highly recommended

Course Outline

Day 1

Getting Started

Upgrade earlier versions of events and projects

Download and prepare lesson media files

Understand basic Final Cut Pro workflow 

Importing Media

Define the clip, event, and library containers

Understand the differences between managed and external media files

Create a camera archive

Import files using Media Import and the Finder

Organizing Clips

Apply keywords to clip and clip ranges

Search and filter clips by keywords

Batch rename clips

Add notes and ratings to a clip

Create Smart Collections

Detect people and composition within clips

Understand and assign roles

Making the First Edit

Create a project

Add and rearrange clips within a primary storyline

Ripple, Roll, and Slip trim clips

Blade, replace with gap, ripple delete, and join through edit

Perform connect edits 

Create and edit in connected storyline

Adjust audio levels 

Share the project to a media file

Day 2

Revising the Edit

Define and distinguish the two types of project duplication

Understand the replace edit options

Use the Dashboard for playhead positioning

Use markers for clip synchronization and task notes

Create and edit with an audition clip

Refine project using trim to playhead and trim to selection

Enhancing the Edit

Vary the playback speed of clips

Modify the look of clips with effects

Utilize transitions

Adjust transform and compositing controls

Create compound clips

Finishing the Edit

Add and modify a lower third

Split edit audio and video

Keyframe audio

Color Correct and Grading a clip.

Applying LUTs

What you get

The FCP X 10.4 Course is based on Apple's official Final Cut Pro X User Guide. This iBook can be downloaded at the course or prior to attending the course via your iBook Store.

27" iMacs and latest FCPX Software

Course material supplied.

Tea, Coffee, biscuits and filtered water throughout the day.

Policies see website