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Learn To Edit Using Final Cut Pro X - From Import to Edit, Export & Backup

via Skillshare


This class is for version Final Cut Pro X 10.2

If you are using 10.3 or 10.4 then head over to my new updated class:
Final Cut Pro X 10.3 & 10.4 - Complete - from Import to Edit & Export ✅ 

Learn the basics of the interface, how to cut, edit and export your video as well as important techniques such as such as transitions and audio editing.

Key lessons will cover how to backup your final cut projects as well as how to manage files so that you can avoid filling up your hard-drive during an edit.

The lessons in this course will give you solid foundation in Final Cut Pro as well as introducing some advanced techniques such as split screening and smart editing to fix problems.


  • Start Here: Check Version of Final Cut Pro X
  • The Interface - an introduction
  • Setting Up an Edit - working with Libraries, events & the browser
  • Importing Media - import Quicktime Video into Final Cut
  • Editing Basics - drag and drop and edit buttons
  • Moving Clips on The Timeline with The Select & Position Tools
  • Refine Your Timeline Edit using Trimming
  • Split Clips - 3 ways to split a clip on the timeline
  • Transitions - learn how to add, edit and use transitions to fade to black
  • Project & Timeline Customised Setup
  • Retime - Speed Up or Slow Down Clips on The Timeline
  • Split Screen Creation
  • Audio - Tips for Managing Levels & Edits
  • Create Transparency Using Keys & Animation
  • Editing Tip - use a J or L cut to fix an error
  • Scaling a Sequence From One Resolution to Another
  • Composite a FIFA Player Card PNG onto Game Footage
  • Stabilize Your Video Footage
  • Automatic & Manual Color Correction
  • Desaturate or Add a Tint to Your Video
  • Add an Animated GIF to Your Edit
  • Create Scrolling Credits
  • Export an Image as a JPEG or PNG
  • Speed Up Editing & Save Disk Space with a Proxy Timeline
  • Clear Space on Your Hard Drive by Deleting Render & Proxy Files
  • Backing Up in Final Cut Pro X
  • Create a Timed Image Presentation Video with a Voiceover
  • Create Looping Videos for the Web or DVD
  • Export an Image Sequence of JPEGs, TIFFs or PNGs
  • Image Resolution Tips for Final Cut Pro

Taught by

Benjamin Halsall

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