Video Editing in Final Cut Pro X: Learn the Basics in 1 Hour
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Video Editing in Final Cut Pro X: Learn the Basics in 1 Hour

Learn editing with Final Cut Pro X in the shortest time. Perfect for the beginning editor or new content creator.
4.4 (13 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
484 students enrolled
Created by AnDrew Tyler
Last updated 9/2015
English
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Feel comfortable with Final Cut Pro X
Understand the process of editing better
Import audio, video, & pictures into a project
Use shortcut keys to be more efficient in your editing
Avoid rookie mistakes in setting up projects
Easily navigate your way around Final Cut Pro X
Edit clips together, to tell a story
Easily and efficiently manage your media for projects
Export your final project to your hard drive, YouTube, Udemy and more
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Requirements
  • Download and install Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4! There's a link to a 30-day Free Trial in Section 1
Description

This course is for beginners who are interested in getting started with Apple's Final Cut Pro X. Perhaps you have a business you'd like to promote, or you may need digital content for your social media campaigns. Creating simple videos is EASY!

Learning any new software can be difficult, especially something as complicated as video editing. This course will introduce you to FCP X and help you feel comfortable with the interface.

  • You will learn how to import audio, video and pictures.
  • You will learn all about the process of editing these assets into a single cohesive story.
  • You will learn all you need to know about exporting your hard work as a final polished video.

If you've outgrown the abilities of iMovie or Windows Movie Maker, it's time to step up and join the big leagues! FCP X is a full-featured industry-standard professional-level video editor. And what's more... You can easily learn it in an hour!

This course includes easy to follow tutorial videos for learning the interface and basic functions of FCP X, a printable tip sheet, and more!

You can learn everything you need to know about FCP X Basics in about an hour.

The course is broken into four simple parts;

  • Getting to Know Final Cut Pro X,
  • Getting Your Raw Content In,
  • Cutting It Up, and
  • Getting It Out.

This course is taught by Drew Tyler, a University instructor with more than 15 years of video production skills who is still actively editing and storytelling.

Who is the target audience?
  • Digital Marketers
  • Social Media Managers
  • Multi-Media Journalists
  • Communication Directors
  • Community Managers
  • Students
  • This course is probably NOT for you if you’re looking to learn advanced techniques in FCP X.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 14 Lectures Collapse All 14 Lectures 01:05:51
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Everything You Will Need
2 Lectures 00:08

Grab this link for your trial version of FCPX

Final Cut Pro X 30-day Free Trial Link
00:08

This Tip Sheet is perfect to print off and keep near you as you work. We'll cover all the elements of this sheet throughout the course.

Download this Tip Sheet!
1 page
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Getting to know FCP X
3 Lectures 16:18

Editing is a powerful tool. Editing boils down to the simple act of deleting. We take all of the raw material we've gathered and remove all the unnecessary parts.

Preview 02:13

Learn where everything is and what to call it. Orient yourself for success!

Preview 09:24

Understanding the way FCP manages your files will help you organize small and large jobs alike.

Managing Assets in FCP X
04:41

Can you recall the parts of the FCP X interface? Do you understand asset management?

Section 2 Quiz
5 questions
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Getting you Raw Content In
2 Lectures 08:42

The first step in editing is gathering the pieces or digital assets you'll be working with. Learn how to import clips from your camera or media card.

Importing Assets from your Camera
05:04

Learn how to add files to your project that are on your computer. Assets can be videos, audio files, still pictures or more.

Importing Assets from Your Computer
03:38
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Cutting It Up
4 Lectures 23:00

Learn the process of taking the parts we want from the raw videos and adding it to the timeline.
Learn the keystrokes that make things easier.

The Editing Process
08:34

Learn how to get around on the timeline. Learn how FCP X's timeline operates differently from other editors. Use arrow keys and shortcuts for editing.

Navigating the Magnetic Timeline
06:43

Learn best practices for laying out your project on your timeline.

Preview 05:42

Learn how to work through your project in layers, little by little creating a polished piece.

The Rough Cut
02:01
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Getting Your Polished Content Out
1 Lecture 05:19

Learn the process of exporting or 'baking' a video. Learn to take the individual clips we've assembled, and polished, and turn them into a stand-alone piece for YouTube, Vimeo, Udemy, or Facebook.

Exporting/Publishing
05:19
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Some Bonus Ideas and Wrap-Up
2 Lectures 11:04

Learn about adding some "Flavor" to your videos like effects, filters, and transitions.

Titles, Effects, Filters & Transitions
10:08

What's Next?!

Course Wrap-Up – What's next?
00:56
About the Instructor
AnDrew Tyler
4.4 Average rating
13 Reviews
484 Students
1 Course
Video Producer, Social Media, Digital Media Instructor, M.A.

My name is Drew and I'm a professional video producer, teacher & consultant. I've been producing, shooting, editing and distributing digital content for more than a decade. I believe in the power of video to tell stories and improve communication. My professional life has included producing TV shows, corporate consulting, live-streaming conventions, run-and-gun freelancing, and University teaching.