Apple FCP 101: An Introduction to Final Cut Pro 7 — A 3 day course

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Retired Course; no longer available


This three-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the Final Cut Pro user interface.

In this course, you will cut a scene from the TNT television series Leverage, create a promo for Seaworld's Believe documentary, aswell as master filters and effects as you edit a segment of Playing for Change, the international music-creation event.

Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. Learn to mark and edit clips, mix sound, add titles, create transitions, apply filters, and more.

Topics include basicsetup, customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, Ripple, Roll, Slip, and Slidetools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output.


After completing this course, students will be able to:


Editing in Final Cut Pro

Building the Rough Cut

Finishing the Rough Cut

Trimming Clip Duration

Refining Edit Points

Refining the Edit Process

Customizing Final Cut Pro

Capturing & Transferring Footage

Applying Transitions

Mixing Audio Tracks

Creating Titles

Changing Motion Properties

Applying Filters

Finishing and Outputting

Certification Exam


This course has been retired and is no longer available.

Suitable For

This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-qualityvideo with Final Cut Pro and who prefers hands-on and interactiveinstruction to best explore its functionality.


Knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation

Basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended


You will also go and to take the Final Cut Pro Level 1 exam and become an Apple Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro. This is included in the price of the class.

Certification creates a benchmark to assess your proficiency in a specific Apple Pro application. By taking and passing an exam, you earn Apple Certified Pro status, which allows you to distinguish yourself to colleagues, employers, and prospective clients as a skilled user of the chosen application. Certification gives you a competitive edge in today's ever-changing job market.