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Advanced Editing Techniques in Final Cut Pro 7  (APFC300)

Time: 9AM - 4PM Eastern Time (ET)
Duration: 3 Days

Compatible with 6, 7


This three-day course delivers hard-to-find advanced editing and finishing techniques. Learn how to create polished transitions, fix screen-direction errors, edit multicamera projects, work with nested sequences, create fantastic effects, use filters creatively, color-correct your video, and composite like a pro. This course also covers Soundtrack Pro, managing clips and media, and working with film.



This course is currently available in another city, on demand or for private classes only. Call us at 888.484.2933 to learn more about our flexible scheduling options or complete our Information Request Form and we will contact you to arrange a class date that is suitable to your availability.

Course Outline

  • Timing Tools
    • Loading Clips, Using Match Frame, Using Replace Edit and Gang Sync
  • Working with Trimming Tools
    • Numeric Trimming, Split Edits, Trim Edit Window, and Trimming under Transitions
  • Multicamera Editing
    • Editing Multicamera Footage, Working with Multiple Angles, and Applying Effects to Multiclips
  • Sound Editing
    • Normalizing Tracks, Noise Reduction in Soundtrack Pro, and Compression and Limiting in Soundtrack Pro
  • Sound Mixing
    • Using the FCP Meter, Setting Proper Levels and Dynamic Range, Performing Real-time Mixing, Mixing in Soundtrack Pro, and Mixing in Other Tools, The FCP Mixer, Proper Levels and Dynamic range, Real-time Mixing, Mixing in Soundtrack Pro and other tools
  • Compositing
    • Reviewing Motion Basics, Creating a Multilayered Show Open, Experimenting with Composite Modes, Adding Graphics from a Layered Photoshop File, Using Generators, Copying Attributes and Creating a Travel Matte
  • Mastering Video Filters
    • Applying and Modifying Filters, Modifying Filter Effects, Managing Filters, and Using Specific Filter Categories
  • Dynamic Effects
    • Keyframing Basics, Keyframing in the Canvas, Keyframing in the Viewer, Keyframing in the Timeline, and Creating Favorite Motion Effects
  • Nesting Sequences
    • Understanding Nested Sequences, Using Basic Nesting, Applying Effects to Multiple Clips, Applying Complex Geometrics, Changing Render Order, Reordering Motion Effects, Mixing Sequence Sizes, and Nesting as an Editing Tool
  • Variable Speed
    • Using Basic Slow Motion, Understanding Variable Speed Effects, and Using the Motion Viewer
  • Correcting Contrast
    • Understanding Contrast, Controlling Contrast Using the Color Corrector 3-Way Filter, Setting Mood with the Mids, and Creating Artificially High Contrast
  • Controlling Color
    • Understanding Color Balance, Using Primary Color Correction, Understanding the Color Balance Controls, Identifying and Correcting Color Casts, and Manipulating Color Directly in the Blacks, Mids and W
  • Color Correcting for Scene Continuity
    • Achieving Visual harmony, Comparing Two Clips, Setting Up for Scene-by-Scene Color Correction, and Color Correcting a Complex Scene
  • Clip Management
    • Managing the Database, Working with Timecode, Merging Clips, Working with 16:9 and 24p, and Master Clip Relationships
  • Managing Media
    • Mixing Formats, Locating Media Files, Using the Media Manager, Deleting Unused Media, Offline/Online Workflows, and Working with Motion Projects
  • Importing and Exporting
    • Capturing from Non-Tape Sources, Exporting for the Web, Exporting for DVD, and Exporting Audio

Private training is available for this course.

Call us at 1-888-484-2933 to learn more about our flexible scheduling options or complete our Information Request Form.

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