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Making Your First Video in Final Cut Pro X

via LinkedIn Learning


Create your first video in Final Cut Pro X. Discover how to import and navigate through your footage, edit clips, add effects, and share your project with the world.

Looking to get started with Final Cut Pro X? This course can help. Join instructor Nick Harauz as he demonstrates how to create your first video using the popular video editing software. After discussing the foundations of video editing, Nick details how to import and navigate through your footage, trim clips, and connect clips together in a timeline. He then shares how to add transitions, titles, and effects, as well as change the speed and color of your clips. To wrap up, he shows how to share your final project with the world.


  • The ease of working with Final Cut Pro X (FCPX)
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Working with the exercise files
  • The foundations of video editing
1. Creating a Library and Importing and Organizing Footage
  • Creating a library and event
  • Bringing media into FCPX
  • Importing footage through the Media Import window
  • Adding keywords
  • Making favorites
  • Navigating through your footage
2. Marking Clips and Creating a Timeline
  • Creating a FCPX project
  • Adding clips to the timeline
  • Changing clip order
  • Trimming clips
  • Adding and expanding audio
  • Connecting clips
3. Adding Transitions, Effects, and Titles
  • Adding a basic transition
  • Adding a stylistic video effect
  • Adding an audio effect
  • Exploring generators
  • Changing a clip's speed
  • Adding a basic title
  • Stabilizing a video clip
  • Changing the color of a video clip
4. Reviewing and Exporting Your Project
  • Checking your project before export
  • Exporting a high-resolution video
  • Exporting video for the web
  • Where do I go next?

Taught by

Nick Harauz

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