Final Cut Pro X: An Introduction (Code: FCP 101)

3-day course

This three-day course is designed for anyone wanting to edit video to a professional level using Final Cut Pro X. Through interactive instruction and working with dramatic real-world media, participants learn the practical techniques used daily when editing projects.

You will explore Final Cut Pro’s functionality, starting with basic video editing techniques before progressing all the way through to Final Cut Pro’s powerful advanced features.

Areas covered:

  • Creating smart collections to organise media based on metadata and keywords
  • Using the magnetic timeline to edit
  • Combining multiple elements into a single compound clip
  • Fine-tuning clips in the timeline with the precision editor
  • How to compare alternate shots from a collection using auditions
  • Applying effects, transitions and re-timing clips
  • Finishing and final output.

What’s included:

  • Tuition from certified trainers
  • Individual workstation equipped with Mac Pro
  • All course-related materials.


  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended.


  • Familiarity with the Final Cut Pro X interface and knowledge of how to perform basic editing functions.
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