From iMovie to Final Cut Pro X (FCPX) in Less Than 1 Hour
What you'll learn
- Master all the basic movie editing tasks in FCPX & be able to grow the knowledge going forward
- Create cool movies that look great
- Know where all iMovie features went to in FCPX and more
- Understand the power and potential of this great pro app
- Decide if FCPX is the movie editor of choice that's right for you
- You will need a Mac computer, desktop or laptop, if you'll want to actually install Final Cut Pro X
- I will show you where to buy or download a 30-day trial of Final Cut Pro X (FCPX)
- The course can also be watched without the software as a means to help you decide if you want to switch to FCPX or not
Have you been thinking about making the move to Final Cut Pro (FCP), but were afraid to do so?
Do you find yourself limited by iMovie or any other consumer movie editing software, and you want more power to express your creativity?
You're not sure if FCP is right for you or worth your investment?
Take this short less-than-1-hour course and all your questions will be answered!
FCPX is in fact a full-blown professional video editing software package, but as it's made by Apple, it is still powerful AND user friendly at the same time! All you need is this short course to get you started, and once you know the basics, you'll be able to create movies without fear.
Once you have this knowledge mastered, it'll be much easier to learn more. There's always more to learn in FCPX. Heck, even I'm learning something new about this amazing program every now and then. At least now you'll know what information to look for.
If you're already using iMovie and you're bothered by its limitations then this course is especially suited for you. Both programs share some common concepts so the switch between those 2 apps will be the easiest. But the apps are clearly different and I will show the main differences in this course.
If you haven't been using iMovie before, but you've answered YES to any of the questions above then this course is also for you as I will show you and explain how FCPX works.
I'll clearly also explain the main advantages of Final Cut Pro X and what makes it a PRO app that's way much better than iMovie or any other consumer video editor.
So there's no reason to be scared to try out FCPX since:
you have this less-than-1-hour course that shows you through all the basics
this course has Udemy's 30-day guarantee
FCPX is user-friendly so it's easy to catch the basics and create complete movies quickly
Apple provides a 30-day trial of FCPX (which I'll show you where to get it from)
So even if you're not sure the app is worth your investment, with the 30-day free trial and this short course, you can get up-to-speed quickly and use the full 30 days to evaluate the app and make a smart purchase decision.
And as all my students already know, once enrolled in my class, you'll get my full support with your questions either in the public Q&A section or in private messages.
This course was created using FCPX 10.3 which was released on Oct. 27, 2016 with a new modern user interface.
I'm sure you will enjoy this class and I can't wait to see the amazing movies you will make!
Who this course is for:
- iMovie users who want more power and need more features than what iMovie can give them
- Those thinking about moving to FCPX but are afraid of moving to such a pro app
- People who are not sure if FCPX is the movie editor for them or not can get a quick overview in this course
- New users to FCPX who want a quick start guide
Hi, I'm Rafi. Originally from Belgium. I have an MS degree in Computer Science from Columbia University.
While I've been a software engineer and a manager at hi-tech firms for many years, I was also always busy doing music, video, and photography.
I also manage a few YouTube channels that I own and I teach online courses.
And, since I'm in Europe, that also gives me the time to trade the US stock market for a few hours in the afternoon and I've been actively trading for many years now.
I've been using the Macintosh computer since the early days of the Mac Plus and I always enjoyed all the software and tools that this platform provided us. Over the years these tools allowed us to produce more and more professional products on our own using our personal computers. Things that once required big studios, you can do today at home using relatively cheap software.
I'm very passionate about everything creative that I do, and that certainly includes audio and video work.
On the audio side, I have experienced with different DAWs until I finally settled on Apple's Logic Pro. I compose, play, arrange, and sing.
On the video side, it really started as a hobby with the first release of iMovie. At the time I was using a tape-based DV camera. But iMovie was the first video editor that allowed anyone to do magic. Suddenly there was a way to use the hours of footage that we all recorded on vacations and other occasions, and produce a much shorter and cool movie that people would actually be willing to sit and watch. I was hooked right away.
Over time I used all versions of iMovie and at some point I made the jump to Final Cut Pro X, I opened a company called Syncopa Productions, I started producing professional movies for clients and I opened some YouTube channels.
With iMovie, I was often frustrated because of iMovie's limitations. But my creative mind came up with tricks and solutions to overcome these. I'm never satisfied until what I do is perfect. That led me to find solutions to perform quasi-professional editing that you normally can only do with more expensive and more professional software.
I use that same perfectionism in my teaching. I taught many people on many different subjects, in hi-tech and in private situations. I could never rest until I knew for sure that the subject matter has been understood completely.
I think you'll find that trait in my lectures as well. I am unable to teach something partially. I won't just skim over a subject. Whatever I teach, I'll cover it completely so you'll fully understand the subject.
I truly hope you will indeed learn from the knowledge that I'm sharing with you and that you'll apply that knowledge in your own life.