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Learning Final Cut Pro X For Mavericks

Video Description

In this Final Cut Pro X for Mavericks training course, expert author Andy Anderson teaches you how to use this popular video editing software on the Mavericks operating system. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no prior experience with Final Cut Pro is required.
You will start by learning about the user interface, preferences, and helpful shortcuts. Andy will then teach you how to add media, including adding media from a camera and SD card, importing video from tape, and working with archives. This video tutorial will teach you how to keep your clips organized, as well as teach you editing essentials such as adding clips to the timeline, performing a batch edit, and lifting and overwriting clips. You will also learn how to complete the WEC spot.
Once you’ve learned the basics, Andy will teach you more advanced editing tips, including working with effects and keyframes, working with compound clips, and editing audio to make a movie. He will also share other tips and tricks, including using generators, panning audio clips, and tricks with white screens. Finally, Andy teaches you how to get ready for primetime, including how to export to QuickTime, use the compressor, and export to Blu-Ray and DVD.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of importing, editing, and exporting your video projects using Final Cut Pro X for Mavericks. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
    1. Course Introduction 00:00:49
    2. About Andy Anderson 00:03:00
    3. Ten Deal-Breaker Features In FCP 00:05:11
    4. How To Access Your Working Files 00:03:22
  2. Moving Forward
    1. Introduction 00:00:23
    2. The FCP X Interface 00:06:50
    3. Working Through Preferences 00:06:32
    4. Getting Efficient With Shortcuts 00:03:24
    5. Upgrading Existing Events And Projects 00:02:34
  3. Adding Media
    1. Introduction To Adding Media 00:00:32
    2. The Difference Between Clips, Events, And Libraries 00:02:36
    3. Native FCP Formats 00:01:23
    4. Creating A Library 00:02:14
    5. Getting Ready To Import Media 00:03:14
    6. Working With Archives 00:02:28
    7. Adding Media From A Camera 00:03:34
    8. Adding Media From An SD Card 00:01:55
    9. Performing Multiple Edits On An Image Before Importing 00:01:41
    10. Additional Import Options 00:01:45
    11. Importing Video From Tape 00:02:43
    12. When Importing Fails 00:02:25
  4. Keeping Your Clips Organized
    1. Introduction To Organizing Your Clips 00:00:35
    2. Organizing Clips With Events 00:03:08
    3. Adding Keywords To Clips 00:03:44
    4. Creating Keyword Shortcuts 00:02:20
    5. Working With Keyword Collections 00:01:36
    6. Adding Notes And Changing Clip Names 00:02:43
    7. Keywording A Clip Range 00:01:36
    8. Ratings, Rejections, And Favorites 00:02:41
    9. Searching Clips With Filters 00:01:51
    10. Creating Custom Keyword Collections 00:00:56
    11. Generating A Smart Collection 00:01:12
  5. Editing Essentials
    1. Introduction To Editing Essentials 00:00:29
    2. Creating A Project 00:02:28
    3. Controlling The Primary Storyline 00:05:00
    4. Adding Clips To The Timeline 00:02:59
    5. Performing A Batch Edit 00:01:20
    6. Ripple And Trim Edits 00:03:14
    7. Controlling The Storyline With Gaps 00:03:50
    8. Blade Edits And Joining Clips 00:01:55
    9. Working Above The Primary Storyline 00:03:57
    10. Slipping, Sliding And BackTime Edits 00:02:50
    11. Performing A Three-Point Edit 00:02:58
    12. Lifting And Overwriting Clips 00:01:53
  6. On the Job Training
    1. Introduction To On The Job Training 00:00:29
    2. Importing More Media 00:02:40
    3. Building The WEC Project 00:05:16
    4. Mind Mapping The Project 00:04:50
    5. Transforming And Adjusting Clip Lengths 00:05:57
    6. Adding A Freeze Frame 00:04:01
    7. Loading Up The Storyline 00:03:06
    8. Changing The Speed Of A Clip 00:03:04
  7. Completing The WEC Spot
    1. Introduction To Completing The WEC Spot 00:00:24
    2. Adding A Placeholder Clip 00:05:59
    3. Adding An Audio Clip 00:03:54
    4. Adding Overlay Text 00:03:27
    5. Setting The Mood With Additional Audio 00:03:31
    6. Adding Transitional Text Clips 00:07:41
    7. Final Cleanup And Run-Through 00:06:09
    8. Markers 101 00:03:26
    9. Controlling Markers 00:03:21
  8. Beyond Basic Editing
    1. Introduction To Beyond Basic Editing 00:00:31
    2. Using Hold And Blade Re-Timing Tips 00:06:14
    3. The Need For More Speed 00:06:51
    4. Working With Effects 00:03:44
    5. Modifying Effects 00:02:23
    6. Working With Keyframes 00:04:19
    7. Generating A Compound Clip 00:03:54
    8. Transitions 101 00:04:39
    9. Controlling Clips With Masks 00:02:37
    10. Creating A Default Transition 00:01:37
    11. Copying And Pasting Clip Attributes 00:02:54
    12. Controlling Clips On The Storyline 00:02:42
  9. Additional Editing Tips And Tricks
    1. Introduction To Additional Editing Tips And Tricks 00:00:23
    2. Loading The Working Files 00:06:01
    3. Working With Compound Clips 00:04:19
    4. Adding Text Overlays 00:05:28
    5. Working With Audio Clips 00:06:32
    6. Adding Background Music 00:05:18
    7. Editing Audio To A Movie 00:06:26
    8. Performing J-L Audio Edits 00:04:33
    9. Separating Audio And Video 00:04:36
    10. Working With Audition 00:02:44
    11. Working With Proxy Files And Safe Zones 00:02:33
  10. Clip Transformations And Color
    1. Introduction To Clip Transformations And Color 00:00:24
    2. Transforming A Clip 00:04:48
    3. Cropping And Trimming 00:03:29
    4. Distorting A Clip 00:02:50
    5. Blending Modes And Opacity 00:04:53
    6. Controlling Special Effects 00:02:59
    7. Working With Transitions 00:05:03
    8. Auto Color Adjust And Color Match 00:06:37
    9. Color Effects And Generators 00:03:44
    10. Final Cut Pro Video Scopes 00:07:49
    11. Color Saturation And Exposure 00:08:15
    12. Creating And Color Mask 00:06:30
  11. Final Cut Pro Tricks And Tips
    1. Introduction To Final Cut Pro Tricks And Tips 00:00:33
    2. Using Generators 00:08:17
    3. Working With The Counter Generator 00:05:37
    4. Panning Audio Clips 00:04:21
    5. Enhancing Audio 00:04:49
    6. Using The Luma Keyer 00:05:32
    7. Tricks With White Screens 00:07:58
    8. Working With Chroma Keying 00:08:55
    9. Working With Multicam 00:06:46
  12. Getting Ready for Primetime
    1. Introduction To Getting Ready For Primetime 00:00:45
    2. Finding Lost Media 00:04:03
    3. Consolidating A Project 00:02:12
    4. Adjusting Project Settings 00:02:39
    5. Exporting To QuickTime 00:03:01
    6. Exporting Sequences 00:01:28
    7. Using Compressor 00:02:21
    8. Sharing With The World 00:02:09
    9. Exporting To Blu-Ray And DVD 00:02:53
  13. Conclusion
    1. Wrap-Up 00:00:50