Intro to Final Cut Pro X

Learn everything you need to begin editing video using Final Cut Pro X.
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

Intro to Final Cut Pro X will get you up and running editing video in almost no time at all. Over the course of 8 video lessons, you'll be thoroughly introduced to the basic post-production workflow concepts, tools, and techniques needed to get started.

Become a video editing ninja by mastering the essential tools and ideas behind this revolutionary video editing software.

You'll spend about an hour and a half learning from two Apple-certified trainers, and end with the confidence you need — whether you're completely new to video editing, or if you're making the switch from another program.

The course is structured to flow in a way that makes sense and will set you up for success as you dive into the video editing workflow using Final Cut Pro X.

You'll get a bit of face time with Apple-certified pros Dominic DiMaria and Chad Stembridge, and you'll also get to see exactly what they're talking about... While they're talking about it! Screen captured video will allow you to follow along as well as compare your own screen so you always know where you are. In addition, all course videos are downloadable so you can take them on the go or have more control over how you learn.

Final Cut Pro X is a piece of software that brings about a new paradigm to the NLE (Non-Linear Editing) landscape, one that can sometimes be hard to get used to if you’re used to a different system. But once you master the principles behind Final Cut Pro X, you’ll have all the tools and know-how you’ll need to not only edit, but edit with lightning speed and efficiency...all while having complete control over your project.

You will:

  • Begin with basic ideas behind editing in Final Cut Pro X, laying a foundation that’ll help you even before you ever open the app.
  • Learn how to build your Library, then bring your video footage in and organize it.
  • Get familiar with Final Cut Pro X's powerful organizational tools that will make your project run smoothly from start to finish.
  • Then, you'll jump into the timeline and discover the tools available to craft your own video.
  • Top it off with effects, some titles and transitions, and you'll be ready to share your video masterpiece with the world.

If you're ready to jump into Final Cut Pro X and boost your confidence editing video with this revolutionary post-production app, this is the course for you.

What are the requirements?

  • Download Final Cut Pro X version 10.2.3 or higher. If you're not ready to buy, Apple offers a free trial period.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Edit video with confidence like a pro using Final Cut Pro X.
  • Know how to organize your video files and other assets — and keep them organized.
  • Spice up your basic video edit with effects, transitions, and titles.
  • Share your video masterpiece with the world using Final Cut Pro X's variety of options.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone wanting to get started with the basics of using Final Cut Pro X. Prior video editing experience isn't needed, but it's helpful if you're familiar with using a Mac.
  • If you've already mastered the basics of Final Cut Pro X, this course might not be as useful to you (unless you're looking for a refresher).

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: What You'll Learn

Ready to get your editing groove on? In this quick intro, Chad and Dominic will let you know what to expect, and give a brief overview of the topics we'll cover.

Section 2: Before You Edit

Wait! Before you jump into playing with your footage, you've got to know where it is and where it needs to go. Dominic introduces Libraries and Events and shows you the ropes.


Alright, you know where your footage is and where it needs to go. In this next segment, Chad shows you how to get your footage into Final Cut Pro X. He also walks you through the options you have available during the import process — pay attention, these will make your life a whole lot easier when you get a bit further along!


So you've got all your fantastic footage importing now. What's actually happening with it? Chad gives a glimpse into how Final Cut Pro X manages all those files.


Okay, we know you're anxious to start cutting your video. But before you do, Dominic has a few more really crucial tools and features to walk you through, including keywords, favorites, and other ways to keep everything organized.

Section 3: Editing Your Video

Fantastic! It's time to jump into actually editing your video. Dominic takes you into the main storyline and shows you how to assemble your footage, make adjustments, and put together your video just how you want it.

4 questions

How well do you know the tools available to you for editing your video?


It's time to make your video sizzle! Chad shows you how to use effects and filters to make your footage pop, add other media like images and music, make smooth transitions between clips, add titles, and more.

Section 4: Wrapping it Up

It's time to share your marvelous work with the world! Following the natural progression of the toolbar leads us directly to the Share button, and Chad will walk you through the steps to get your video out of the storyline and into the wild.


Now that you're up and running with Final Cut Pro X, maybe you're ready for more. Dominic shares some of his favorite resources for going deeper with FCP X, including some websites and a podcast.


Dominic and Chad wrap things up.

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Instructor Biography

Chad Stembridge, Cinematic Storyteller

I tell stories through film. What's important? Simplicity, nuances, aesthetics, and authenticity. Equipment is important, but nothing compared to vision, creativity, and eyes that can see beauty even in the grit of life.

Telly Award winner, Apple Pro Certified in Final Cut Pro X.

Experienced shooting and editing documentaries, short films, story-based promotional pieces, aerial footage, events, you name it.

Instructor Biography

I'm an author, screenwriter, film director, Remi winner, SUV survivor, trainer, and lover of story. Working with some of the biggest companies and brands in the world, as well as the small local ones, I've learned a few things worth sharing.

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