Final Cut Pro X Fundamentals

Final Cut Pro X offers a unique and powerful shift in the world of editing software, from its trackless timeline to its responsive and dynamic interface. In this course, you'll learn everything you need to get started making a professional video.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 9, 2017
Duration
5h 31m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Library Setup
Getting Organized
Building a Rough Cut
Refining a Rough Cut
Adding Transitions and Effects
Adjusting Color
Transforming and Keyframing
Adding Dynamic Titles and Generators
Mixing Audio
Exporting and Archiving
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 9, 2017
Duration
5h 31m
Description

Have you been curious as to what all the fuss is over Final Cut Pro X? Heard about its unique editing paradigm that has made it so controversial? In this course, Final Cut Pro X Fundamentals, you'll break through the buzz and learn the basics of Final Cut Pro X enabling you to create your own professional quality videos. First, you'll begin by exploring the incredibly robust project setup and media management capabilities of libraries. Next, you'll dive into the entire basic editing process and see how FCPX lets you edit at light speed and removes many limitations of track based editors. Finally, you'll discover how to add all the fun extras of titles, effects, color grades, and more before finishing with exporting. When you're finished with this course, you'll understand more than just the buzz and know how to leverage the amazing speed and power behind this industry disruptor. Software required: Final Cut Pro X.

About the author
About the author

Jason has spent most of his life in and around the nation's capital and currently operates as a freelance trainer in Adobe and Apple software. He's taught at NAB, written a book on Final Cut Pro X, and runs his own training business, Some Might Say Media, LLC.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Jason Cox and welcome to my course on Final Cut Pro X Fundamentals. I'm an Apple certified trainer in Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Mac OS Support Essentials, as well as an Adobe certified instructor and owner of Some Might Say Media, LLC. Upon its introduction in 2011, Final Cut Pro X garnered a lot of skepticism about its revamped interface and workflow, but instead of Apple reversing course and having the app fade into obscurity, it has slowly but surely turned a lot of heads and gained a large user base. Let's find out why. Some of the major topics that we will cover include library setup and management, building and refining the rough cut, adding transitions and effects, transforming and keyframing, mixing audio, and exporting and archiving. By the end of this course you'll have a greater appreciation for Final Cut Pro X's unique approaches to editing and be able to build a professional looking video quickly and efficiently. Please join me as we develop a greater understanding for the innovative Final Cut Pro X workflow here at Pluralsight.