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  • Final Cut Pro X Beginner Course 
  • Final Cut Pro X Advanced Course


Course Date  City Course Times    Cost Prices Exclude VAT
29 Jan - 31 Jan Durban 0900 - 1600    R7500Book
26 Mar - 28 Mar Durban 0900 - 1600    R7500Book
21 May - 23 May Durban 0900 - 1600    R7500Book
30 Jul - 01 Aug Durban 0900 - 1600    R7500Book

 

 


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Final Cut Pro X Beginner Course in Durban
Course Description:

In this 2 day hands-on training course you will learn the principles of non-linear video editing and how to apply them to projects as diverse as films, documentaries, slideshows, tutorials, music clips, weddings/events, etc., as well as enhance them with titles, transitions and artistic effects.

Learning Objectives:

This course will get you started with the basic concepts of Final Cut Pro and give you a path to continue your mastery of the application. This is a great primer for those seeking their Apple certification.

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Customize the Final Cut Pro interface
  • Edit new and existing Final Cut Pro movies
  • Work with different video formats and media
  • Use the timeline effectively
  • Understand the Canvas and Viewer Monitor
  • Work with the Tool Bar
  • Insert Effects
  • Manipulate and control sound
  • Create titles
  • Understand raw footage and capture
  • Rendering and exporting your project
  • Work with stills
  • Build transitions
  • Use Markers
  • Apply Tips and Tricks

Target Audience:

This course is for anyone wanting to edit footage on a Mac - FCP is the tool of choice for the majority of video editors

Our Apple Final Cut Pro course is aFinal Cut Pro X Beginner Course for students new to editing or who have not used Final Cut Pro before and want to learn how to edit video, and the art of motion graphics and compositing.

Final Cut Pro X Beginner Course
Course Outline:

Introducing the Workspace

  • Looking at the workspace
  • Accessing all panes and palettes
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Finding resources for using Final Cut Pro

The Project Pane

  • Importing media
  • Video, video/audio, audio, stills images, layered Photoshop documents
  • Acceptable file formats, missing codecs, using ".VOB" assets
  • Displaying an organizing media
  • Linked media, unlinked and offline assets
  • Creating utility media (bars and tone. lead counter, black video, color matte, transparent video)

The Timeline/Sequence Pane

  • Creating a new sequence (choosing the right video standard)
  • Track headers (locking, targeting, resizing and displaying options)
  • Time ruler (SMTPE time code vs. audio units)
  • Keyboard shortcuts for efficient navigation
  • Types of tracks
  • Adding and deleting tracks

The "Canvas" Monitor

  • Navigation and preview capabilities
  • Editing capabilities (temporal and spatial)
  • Ganging to Source and Reference Monitors

The "Viewer" Monitor

  • Navigation and preview capabilitiest
  • Editing capabilities for video and audio
  • "J" and "L" cuts

The Tool Bar

  • Basic edits with the Selection and Blade tool
  • Ripple edit tool
  • Track selection tool
  • Rolling edit tool
  • Slip edit tool
  • Pen tool
  • Zoom and Hand tools

The Effects Control Panel

  • The "fixed effects" (intrinsic clip attributes)
  • Adding and adjusting effects
  • The importance of the stacking order
  • Deleting, copying, pasting and duplicating effects
  • The help of the "Canvas" Monitor

The Audio Mixer Part 1

  • Track volume and panning
  • Master volume, VU meters and clipped signals
  • Solo, mute and record (playback and recording)s

Creating Titles

  • Professional text formatting (tracking, leading and kerning)
  • Lower thirds
  • Rolling and scrolling titles
  • Using Boris 3D

The Capture Window

  • Connecting and recognizing your camera/deck
  • Logging tapes and clips
  • Straight capture
  • Batch capture
  • Scene detect

Using "Compressor"

  • Exporting your final movie (sequence vs. in & out)
  • Saving and duplicating in the render queue
  • File formats, compression methods and codecs for DVD, Blu-ray and web

Basic Preferences

  • Importing stills
  • Pre and post roll
  • Default transition duration

Transitions

  • Video and audio transitions
  • Applying and editing transitions
  • Default transitions and keyboard shortcuts
  • Using transitions as effects

Markers

  • Types of markers
  • Adding, moving removing and navigating markers
  • Editing with markers to the beat of music
  • Markers as notation tools

Popular Video and Audio Tricks

  • Reverse motion
  • Speed-up/slow-down and pitch control
  • Picture-in-picture
  • Split screen
  • Track mattes (video inside text and shapes)
  • Green screen (AKA chroma key)
  • Sepia tone

 

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical course. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular course.


Course Date  City Course Times    Cost Prices Exclude VAT
 
26 Feb - 28 Feb Cape Town 0900 - 1600    R7500 Book
09 Apr - 11 Apr Cape Town 0900 - 1600    R7500 Book
21 May - 23 May Cape Town 0900 - 1600    R7500 Book
09 Jul - 11 Jul Cape Town 0900 - 1600    R7500 Book
 
29 Jan - 31 Jan Durban 0900 - 1600    R7500 Book
26 Mar - 28 Mar Durban 0900 - 1600    R7500 Book
21 May - 23 May Durban 0900 - 1600    R7500 Book
30 Jul - 01 Aug Durban 0900 - 1600    R7500 Book
 
12 Feb - 14 Feb Sandton 0900 - 1600    R7500 Book
19 Mar - 21 Mar Sandton 0900 - 1600    R7500 Book
30 Apr - 02 May Sandton 0900 - 1600    R7500 Book
04 Jun - 06 Jun Sandton 0900 - 1600    R7500 Book


Sorry, we currently do not have any public courses scheduled for the Final Cut Pro level 2 course in Durban. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you

 

 


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Final Cut Pro X Advanced Course
Course Description:

This course is for anyone who creates and works with digital images and seeks to advance beyond the basic skill sets.

Course Topics:

  • Color correction of Master Images
  • Photo composition
  • Photo retouching
  • Color management
  • Advanced layer techniques
  • Color matching
  • Advanced halftone techniques
  • Advanced tool techniques
  • Automation techniques
  • Final Cut Pro workflow

Final Cut Pro X Advanced Course
Course Details:

Lesson 1: New Feature Overview

  • Improved Interface
  • Adjustment Layer Panel
  • Mask Panel
  • Improved Dodge, Burn and Sponge Tools
  • Enhanced Photomerge technologies including 360° panoramics
  • Content Award Scaling
  • Fluid Motion Canvas rotation, Zooming and Panning
  • Enhanced 3d graphics editing

Lesson 2: Tool and Palette Primer

  • Preparing your workspace
  • Working with screen modes
  • Navigating your document
  • Picking colors
  • Basic editing tools
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Editing menus
  • Editing keyboard shortcuts

Lesson 3: Selection Primer

  • Basic selection tools
  • Magic Wand tool
  • Quick Select tool
  • Refining a selection
  • The Select menu
  • Quick Mask mode

Lesson 4: Resolution Solutions

  • Understanding pixel size
  • Resizing images and Pixel Interpolation
  • Printing Considerations

Lesson 5: Using Camera Raw

  • The Camera Raw dialog box
  • Adjusting Multiple images
  • Finishing touches

Lesson 6: Color Manipulation

  • Using the color wheel
  • The Hue/Saturation dialog box
  • Replacing color
  • Color Balance
  • Levels/Curves
  • Color Replacement tool
  • Channel Mixer
  • Gradient Map

Lesson 7: Adjustment Layers

  • Using Adjustment Layers
  • Photo filter adjustments
  • Blending Modes
  • Adjusting isolated areas
  • Potential problems
  • Limitations of Adjustment Layers

Lesson 8: Noise Removal and Sharpening

  • Removing film grain and scanner/camera noise
  • Compression noise
  • How sharpening works
  • Selective Sharpening

Lesson 9: Advanced Masking

  • The NEW Mask panel
  • The Background Erase tool
  • The Extract filter
  • The Blending sliders
  • Creating a mask from Channels
  • Vector Masks
  • Layer Masks

Lesson 10: Collage

  • Creating a panoramic image with photomerge
  • Clipping Masks
  • Blending Sliders
  • Layer Masks
  • Vector Masks
  • Smart objects
  • Warping
  • Creating complex collages

Lesson 11: Retouching and Restoration

  • Patch tool
  • Healing Brush tool
  • Spot Healing Brush tool
  • Vanishing point
  • NEW IMPROVED Dodge, Burn and Sponge tools
  • Blur and Sharpen tools
  • Lens Correction filter
  • Liquify filter

Lesson 12: The Master Image Workflow

  • Image capture - resolution
  • Initial rough crop and straighten
  • Spotting
  • Global tonal adjustments
  • Global color adjustments
  • Reduce or remove noise/grain
  • Local tonal adjustments
  • Fine-tune localized colors
  • Interpret colors
  • Double and triple check masks
  • Retouching
  • Creative effects
  • Save master file
  • * Create output specific files

Lesson 13: Working with 3D graphics

  • Using 3D shapes presets
  • Importing 3D files
  • Manipulating 3D objects
  • Adjusting 3D lighting and surface textures
  • Compositing 3D objects with 2D images

 

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical course. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular course.


Sorry, we currently do not have any public courses scheduled for the Final Cut Pro level 2 course in Durban. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you