Course For Final Cut Pro X 101 - Overview and Quick Start Guide

Developer: Nonlinear Educating Inc.

Current Version: 2.0.2

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 139.2 MB - Download


This tutorial is free! With the release of Final Cut Pro X, Apple has upped the ante in the nonlinear video editing world. Join expert video editor, Michael Wohl, in this FREE Overview and Quick Start Guide, and get the inside info about FCP X’s new features.

Final Cut Pro X is a game changer. It's totally rebuilt from the ground up with advanced features and tools that make it one of most powerful—yet easy to use—video editing software available.

In this FREE Overview and Quick Start Guide tutorial by Apple courseware author Michael Wohl, you will get a solid understanding about what this revolutionary new version of Final Cut Pro is all about!

Michael gives you an advance look at the incredible Magnetic Timeline, Clip Connections, Compound Clips, and the new, intuitive Inline Precision Editor. He also covers the built-in Color Matching, the incredible array of audio enhancements, the media library and much, much more.

Table of Contents:

1. General Introduction
2. Saving Project Files
3. Creating New Project
4. Selecting Source Clips
5. basic Editing
6. timeline View Options
7. Positioning Clips
8. Connected Clips
9. Basic Trimming
10. Balance & Match Color
11. Audio Enhancements
12. Media Library
13. Final Output


Release Notes:

• Improved User Interface and Experience.
• Add your own notes to individual tutorials.
• View the outline and jump to any tutorial while playing video or from the Home screen.
• Mark your favourite tutorials.
• Take your learning experience full screen.
• Hide or show the tutorial outline whenever you want.
• Compatible with OS X Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), and newer.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by smirking

This should be bundled with FCP X! - I can't agree with the reviews that says that this introduction needs to be easier to understand. I'm not sure how much easier it could get without overexplaining things. True, it may be slightly over the heads of people who are complete rookies to video editing or people who aren't used to complex production tools, but those people should not be using FCP anyway. If you have difficulty understanding this, don't buy FCP. Start off with iMovie and then graduate to FCP if you feel like you actually need the extra power. Before I found this video, I stumbled around in the dark and was becoming one of those people who was regretting the expense of buying Final Cut Pro X, but after watching this, it all made a lot more sense and I'm starting to like FCP X more. I'm not yet at the level at which I'm going to say I love FCP X, but I have much less buyers remorse than I did a few weeks ago and if my first real video project on FCP X goes well, I'll owe a lot of thanks to this video. If you have sound fundamentals in using video editing software, you should find this to be the perfect overview to get you acquainted with FCP X. There might be a spot or two where he goes on longer than he needs to about a certain feature that should be easy to understand, but for the most part you won't have the urge to fast forward through entire segments of the overview. I'm signing up for a membership to now to finish my crash course.

Found helpful by 11 out of 15 people
Version 1.0
Review by SC2346

Touches on a little bit of everything - These free videos are well planned and make you want to go further into the tutorial series. I do iMovie and wanted to move up and get some additional features. This shows that Final Cut Pro X can work on many levels and is an easy program to move up to especially with the tutorials. Update - I added Lion yesterday and now the video won't play. Ok, it's benn a couple of weeks since you said you were working on getting these tutorials compatible with Lion. When is it going to happen??? I'm cutting my star rating until then.

Found helpful by 17 out of 26 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.0.2
Review by mbashen

No closed-captioning for the deaf - I could not hear at all. I was hoping there will providing CC (closed-captioning) on those videos. But it seems not! I am very disappointing. I would not recommend to our deaf community in U.S.A.

Found helpful by 4 out of 13 people