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The Communication Technology Center at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication is an Apple Authorized Training Center (AATC). Our center host several Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Color Correction in Final Cut Pro, training and testing sessions each year. These sessions allows our students to attain industry-standard certifications that will ultimately make them more marketable than peers from other institutions. More information about the AATC program can be found at http://training.apple.com/aatc.
Our AATC is also a certified Prometric Testing Center, and in addition to our exceptional training courses geared toward preparing participants for certification, we also offer end-user exams for Final Cut Pro, Motion, Color Correction in Final Cut Pro, and OS X Support Essentials Certification. If you're only in need in the certification exam, you may schedule an exam time through the "Registration" link as well. We also offer the stand-alone training sessions If you are looking to participate in the training only and are otherwise uninterested in the certification. Finally, we offer a package deal for those who wish to take the training course bundled with the certification exam at the end. The flexibility and choice is yours.
Introduction to Final Cut Pro X
This three day hands-on course introduces students to the primary feature set and basic interface of Final Cut Pro X.In this course you learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface. 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.
What You Will Learn in This Final Cut Pro X Training Course
- Exploring the Final Cut Pro X Interface
- Importing Media
- Organizing Clips in an Event
- Creaing Metadata in the Form of Keywords and Smart Collections
- Edit Clips into a Projectt
- RefiningYour Project by Trimming and Adjusting Edit Points and Clip Locations
- Mixing the Audio
- Adding Transitions and Titles
- Applying Effects and Enhancing Color
- Preparing Project for Delivery
Final Cut Pro X Training Course Length and Time
This class is 3 days long. Class time is 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled 12-1. Students provide their own lunch.
Requisites for this Final Cut Pro X Training Course
Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:
- Knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation
- Basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended
Exploring the Final Cut Pro X Interface
Following a Workflow, Opening Final Cut Pro X, Exploring the Interface, Using Menus and Shortcuts, Viewing and Sorting Events, Skimming Clips and Changing Views, Viewing and Creating Projects, Working in the Project Library, Viewing Projects in the Timeline, and Hiding and Quitting Final Cut Pro.
Importing Media into an Event, Importing Folders as Keyword Collections, Analyzing and Correcting Imported Clips, Importing from a Camera, Importing from the Finder, and Importing from Other Applications.
Organizing Clips in an Event
Using Metadata to Customize an Event, Adding Keywords to Clips, Assigning Multiple Keywords to Clips, Applying Keywords to a Clip Range, Rating, Sorting and Searching Clips, and Creating Smart Collections.
Building a Rough Cut
Creating a New Project, Screening and Marking Clips, Appending Clips in the Timeline, Viewing and Arranging Clips in the Magnetic Timeline, Inserting Clips into the Primary Storyline, Changing Edited Clips, Connecting Clips to the Primary Storyline, and Closing your Project.
Fine-Tuning a Rough Cut
Adding Markers to a Project, Connecting Clips to the Primary Storyline, Overwriting and Replacing Clips, Auditioning Clips in the Project, and Working with Storylines.
Preparing for Transitions, Applying a Video Transition, Using the Transitions Browser, Modifying Transitions, Changing Transition Parameters in the Inspector, Adding Transitions to Other Storylines and Compound Clips, and Exploring Audio Transitions.
Working with Sound
Monitoring and Adjusting Audio in the Timeline, Adding Music and Sound Effects, Adjusting Levels in the Audio Inspector, Creating Audio Fades, Recording a Narration Track, and Correcting Problem Audio.
Working with Titles, Generators and Themes
Using the Titles Browser, Adding a Lower Third, Modifying Titles, Adding Bumpers and Credits, Working with Video Generators, and Using Themes.
Retiming and Transforming Clips
Understanding Motion Properties, Retiming Clips, Creating Holds and Variable Speed Segments, Applying Preset Speed Effects, Transforming an Image, Cropping an Image, Adding a Ken Burns Effect, and Creating Keyboard Shortcuts.
Applying Effects and Enhancing Color
Applying Video Effects, Modifying Effect Parameters, Auditioning and Animating Effects, Applying Audio Effects, and Enhancing Color in Final Cut Pro.
Exporting and Sharing Your Project
Preparing a Project for Exporting and Sharing, Detecting Audio Peaks, Adjusting Video Levels for Broadcast, Exporting Movie File, Publishing a Project to Apple Devices, Publishing a Project to Video Sharing Sites, Exporting an Image from your Project, Exporting for Blue-Ray Disc, DVD, or Disk Image.
Students can register for an end user exam to earn Apple Certified Pro, Final Cut Pro X Level One status.