Final Cut Pro 10.3 Core Training

$79.00 $55.30

Rated 4.94 out of 5 based on 49 customer ratings
(49 customer reviews)
  • Updated for FCP 10.3
  • Import, Rate and Organize Your Media
  • Using Trimming Tools to Shape Your Story
  • Work with Music & Effects
  • Color Correct Your Video

Jumpstart Your Storytelling

Right out of the gate, we’ll have you importing media from your camera and organizing it in preparation for editing. Along the way we’ll show you important workflow for managing your hard disk space as well as how to backup your critical camera data.

More Time Editing, Less Time Searching

Video Editing actually begins when you are going through your clips looking for the best takes and content. In this tutorial, we give you the best methods for marking, rating and keyword tagging your clips so you never have to spend time looking for media you need when you need it.

Can You Hear Me Now?

You’ll learn how to balance dialogue, music and effects to keep your story moving forward and your audience engaged. Using Final Cut Pro X’s Range Selection Tool, you can keep your soundtrack elements from competing with one another in the mix.

Control Space & Time

Final Cut Pro X has some powerful built-in effects for color correction, affecting the look of your video and controlling the speed of your clips. You’ll also learn important techniques for keeping your project’s timing intact during the course of your edit.

Buy the Essentials Bundle and Save 30%!

FCP 10.3 Core Training is one of the tutorials included in the FCP 10.3 Essentials Bundle. The Essentials Bundle is highly recommended for anyone that wants an immersive curriculum that teaches fundamental workflows that unlock the full creative potential of Apple’s Final Cut Pro X software. Learn FCP X in a truly hands-on experience by working with included project media in an easy-to-grasp way that’s taught by a professional instructor.

  • Importing, rating, and organizing your media in a new project
  • Understanding the types of trimming tools available, and when to use them
  • Improving the quality of your dialogue, music and sound effects
  • Enhancing the emotional impact of your video using the Color Board
  • Copying, moving & deleting media, working with proxy media, & collaborating with other editors
  • Over 12 hours of highly focused training that is streamable, searchable, and downloadable
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About the Author:

Steve Martin
Steve Martin is the creative force behind Ripple Training and has been using and teaching Final Cut Pro since 1999. Since Final Cut Pro's introduction, he has introduced thousands of people to Final Cut Pro through his classes, workshops and training products. He has consulted and/or trained for Apple, Adobe, Disney, Canon, Walmart and other companies. He is also a writer, producer and avid photographer.
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49 reviews for Final Cut Pro 10.3 Core Training

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Perfect Tutorial for learning and for reviewing/improving on FCPx knowledge and use. I have been using Final Cut for a few years as a hobbyist. I felt I had a good working knowledge of the program but also felt I was incorporating a number of workarounds so I wanted to learn more. This tutorial is very thorough and very helpful in showing better ways to use FCPx to achieve goals. I really like the project based style, it helps with retention of new techniques and translates into practical skill building.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very comprehensive tutorial, this will have you up and running and editing your own video’s in no time. I started as a total FCPX rookie, and now I’m really comfortable creating my own video’s in it.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Your tutorial answered questions I didn’t even know I had! Well worth it.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I used the FCPX 10.3 Core Training as a refresher course, just before I began to edit a documentary I shot last Summer in France. I discovered several little details that had escaped me the first time I was introduced to FCPX: how keystroke combinations can save a huge amount of time with less mousing around, how to do a 3 point edit to bring in a title at the right length, how to adjust an audio compression filter, etc. The devil is in the details as they say, and instructor Steve Martin has anticipated this — so not only do you learn the larger concepts in the editing software, but the smaller insider tips that can speed you along and make you feel like a pro.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very good starting point to learn Final Cut Pro X. Within 6 hours, you are ready to dive in and start swimming in Final Cut Pro X. Thank you Steve Martin for being such a good teacher.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Watching these lessons unlocks secrets and details that you learn contextually. These are well organized and it’s easy to jump back and forth if you need to review anything again. Coming from another edit paradigm, these lessons are helping me grasp the fundamentals and there is other useful general information that is discussed. Very happy with this purchase.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    As an amateur filmmaker and moving from Final Cut Express I had weeks of frustration before discovering Ripple Training. The best investment I have made in years. The logical structure of the video lessons is superb and I would advise anyone moving from storyline based editing software to FCPX to buy the Core course at the same time and save weeks of hair pulling and teach gnashing 🙂

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The tutorials are eye-opening and truly reveal the genius of FINAL CUT. I see how the many details of my own enormous project (a 5 camera shoot of a three-hour Broadway-style musical staged last summer that needs to be trimmed to two hours for PBS broadcast AND has to use the Logic Pro X orchestra which I have already synced to the live vocals — that was a task and a half!) can be made not only manageable but also fun to create. The two wide-shot cameras had no audio track (what were they thinking?). But the ability to mark and nudge and tweak in Final Cut makes me think I’ll still be able to use them. Getting it all set up is the first task, and without the tutorials, I’d have had no clue how to best do that! Thank you a thousand times for the insights, practice and and guidance that will make this project doable. It’s going to be beautiful! I love the post-production color adjustment capabilities and the fantastic simplicity of adding text and credits. The multi-cam tutorial is equally helpful and proves I can do what needs to be done to make the most of the video of the show.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    After quite a bit of procrastination, I finally decided to transition from FCP7 to FCPX and my editor friend suggested the Ripple Training course. It’s just amazing! Not just how targeted the tutorials are, for both first time editors as well as transitional editors coming in from other programs but also how articulately Steve walks one through the multiple ways of solving editorial problems while leaving the viewer with the choice to make his or her own decisions in solving those issues based on their specific workflow. Love it! Highly recommend it!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I started the tutorial. So far, the instructions are clear. The pace is not too fast. Feature coverage very detailed.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    TRÈS CONTENT DES COURS!
    VERY HAPPY WITH THOSE EXCELLENT TUTORIALS. I AM A NEWBIE AND I’M ALREADY COMFORTABLE PLAYING AROUND THE PROGRAM.
    Highly recommended for someone who has never used FCPX.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I had a somewhat complicated project for FCPX that I had to complete with a very short turn around time. One Saturday afternoon watching these videos and I had all the knowledge I needed to complete the project.

    Very well paced and organized tutorial. I actually enjoyed watching it and am now very comfortable with FCPX.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great course, all explained very easily and with tricks to be more productive. From the import of media to the end result everything is useful.

    For a Spaniard with an average level of English practically everything is understood perfectly, I would only ask that subtitulos be included to be perfect for the foreigners and that the keystrokes appear on the screen.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This course is excellent. The instructions are very clear, and I have learned so much just from these lessons. Before the course, I had no idea how to use the software. Now, I know quite a bit, now it’s time to put it into practice!

    If you are looking to learn Final Cut Pro X, don’t hesitate to spend out for this amazing course.

    5*

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    First pass through I was fairly overwhelmed but going through it several more times and taking some notes, I’m really pleased with the breadth and depth of FCPX and the training! Well covered on the how, why, and when and key items are repeated just enough so they stick with you.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Will take some time to take it all in. So far has been very useful, seems to cover much that is needed to output videos. Would be very helpful for a chapter on tips. My export to bluray halted on 66%. Took a while to realise I needed to put disc in as notification came later. Thought I had a problem. Lessons appear in clear form, am enjoying improving. Realising how comprehensive FCPX is! Well done so far.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’m about half way through this tutorial and am learning a lot of things that teaching yourself fails to accomplish. Lessons are complete and to the point with plenty of hands on experience with the included downloads. I have found that previewing the section and then watching it over again while pausing it every so often to use the material in my own FCPX copy is working well. There are many things to remember but I don’t get too bogged down with all the keyboard shortcuts just yet- only the ones that I think I’ll use. Well done Steve and company! I’ve also discovered that customer support is good and fast as well.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I learned so much! The best FCP X sound tutorial I have done! The follow along lessons are what separates Ripple from the rest of the pack.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’ve been looking for some tutorials which could explain the things in FCPX that have mystified since I first switched from a PC to MAC. The sections on importing and organizing your media really explained the relationship between Libraries, Events, Projects and Collections for me. Steve did a great job with this set of videos. He is easy to listen to and the pace and clarity of the instructions are kept concise and on point. I will definitely be back for more.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Impressive training tutorials!!! Thank you guys!
    I just love the way you present things sound and easy. Keep up the good work! The best tutorials I have seen on FCPX.
    Will there be an updated version (for 10.3) of Multicam editing (Multicam Editing in FCPX with Mark Spencer) ?

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    You guys base your lessons on your real projects! I’ve learned more in the the past few hours than in the many years I’ve been using Final Cut Pro on my own! Thanks guys keep up the great work!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is an excellent course. I switched to a Macbook Pro and Final Cut Pro 10.3 after being a PC user for nearly 40 years (started with DOS). I have used a lot of video editors including Vegas Pro 13. I believe Apple has done things right and and I love the new Macbook and FCPX. The Ripple Editing series has made learning the program a breeze. The topics are perfect and the amount of time spent on each is just right. The materials provided to follow along are exceptional and being able to follow and perform the steps to edit have made learning the program a breeze. Don’t misinterpret what I say as watching this once will not make you an expert. Repetition and time will take care of that, but in a short time I felt well equipped to use the program and know the basics. I will definitely be purchasing the Advanced FCPX and Motion 5 tutorials.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    With basic or little knowledge as a pre-requisite, this training is a very efficient and comprehensive jumpstart to video editing with FCPX. My videos radically changed and improved after the lessons!
    I appreciate the downloading of the lessons, which allows me to see again specific parts of the training while offline or on the go.
    As a french speaker, I had no difficulties understanding the lessons as the speech is very clear.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Can’t wait for audio tutorial. This speeds up my editing process eliminating my need to hurry through before setting correct settings.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Final Cut Pro 10.3 Core Training is by far the best training program I have experienced.
    I plan on buying more tutorials from Ripple Training.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Final Cut Pro 10.3 Core Training is an excellent tutorial for anyone who is using or going to use FCPX. I use FCPX for personal use and had purchased the original Core Training tutorial. I know you have put a fair amount of work into producing this latest version but I believe the upgrade cost, even at the discounted price, is too high. It is certainly worth the price if you haven’t already got the original version.
    That said, I’m a big fan of Ripple Training. I find the information is organized and delivered in a clear and concise manner. The index at the right always lets me know where I’m at and where I’m going. The placeholder helps during the numerous interruptions.
    Thanks, Steve and the rest of the Ripple Training Team.
    Phil B.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent tutorials on a much improved fcpx! Tutorials are concise and will be an excellent “go-to” source again and again. Kudos to the folks at Ripple Training. Looking forward to using the plug-ins and other resources as well!

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Final Cut Pro 10.3 Core Training has to be one of the best produced training packages I have used.

    This is the best and quickest package to learn all the basic features and more in Final Cut Pro.

    Thanks Ripple Training.

    Ken Faulkner
    Flight Director
    Aerial Media Limited

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’ve been using FCP X for a few years now, self taught. As I’ve felt led, I’ve stretched my knowledge and tried stuff out. Some have been successful and others not. How I wish I’d seen this tutorial first! There are things that I have never fathomed that are really straightforward in the tutorial. I’m really glad I came across Ripple and now I’ve got the core training my post-production work is going to really improve. Thanks RT.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    There is no wasted word and no wasted second. Great material to work with. The quickest way to get familiar with all new functions of FCPX 10.3. Highly recommended.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’m a former FCP 7 user, and I was NOT wanting to learn this program! However I knew I had to. Steve is great, and it’s step by step with wonderful training graphics – some of the best I’ve seen with expanded areas when needed, and highlighted enhancements so you can see exactly what is happening. I followed him with each chapter, and then somehow messed up my flow. (gasp) I thought in order to move forward I would have to reconstruct the lesson timeline, and it was just getting good! Then I found out that he has prepared projects for every lesson, so that you can open them and continue, as though you had done everything perfectly! Who does this?

    Bottom line. Well done! Well scripted, and even up-to-date. Steve, I don’t know how you can change with the revisions, and still have it almost invisible… great job!

    I’m no longer bothered by the new flow from the old Final Cut, and find it very understandable, thanks to Steve holding my hand at every step.

    Oh..and the lesson interface is so well laid out. I went back and pickup up missing or forgotten information easily due to a well thought out index of chapters. I’m still in the middle of it and loving it.

    So glad I found this site!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The update to FCP core training was excellent. Having only just completed the previous course I found the update consistent and just as informative. Steve gets straight to the point on the refinements made in FCP 10.3 and certainly helped my transition from the previous version.

    Worthy of a purchase for both new comers to FCP and those from FCP of the past.

    Thank you guys! Great work and great training.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent tutorials, but the discounts are dubious and buying all the tutorials on a low budget is hard, but if you have the money they are the best tutorials you can buy.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I only have one problem at this time with the tutorial. I’m waiting for my new maxed out 15″ 2016 MacBook Pro to arrive!! Destined to have it in my hands in three weeks! I have looked at your Core Training and can’t wait to get started! I’ve learned so much from you folks, even without having a Mac. You’re the best!! Ray

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Explanations and demos are clear and easy to follow.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’m a big fan of Ripple Training. I find the information is organized and delivered in a clear and concise manner. The index at the right always lets me know where I’m at and where I’m going. The placeholder helps during the numerous interruptions. The pacing is well done and I rarely have to go back a few frames. Perhaps new footage could be used next upgrade to make it a little fresher since I have already ‘made’ the promo in a previous version. No big deal. In the past, whenever I have needed clarification on a point, whomever I emailed responded within 24 hours with the information I was looking for. The one time I called, the person on the other end was very polite and professional showing a strong desire to help me out.

    You can’t go wrong with Ripple Training.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great training source.

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent tutorial for anyone wanting to fully understand FCPX. Great for those just starting or wanting to get to the next level.
    I use FCPX for personal use (I’m not a professional) and had purchased the original Core Training tutorial. I know you have put a lot of work into producing this latest version but I am of two minds whether it is worth the upgrade cost, even at the discounted price. It is certainly worth the price if you haven’t already got the original version. Still, it has helped me refocus on what I should be doing and explained the new features in 10.3.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    FCP 10.3 Core Training has really helped to get me get settled into working with FCP 10.3. Coming from my past use of iMovie it seemed pretty daunting to make the leap to a more “pro” video editing software but I’m really glad I took the time to dig deep and invest in a great training program from Ripple. I plan to jump to Ripple’s FCP 10.3 In-Depth and Media Management courses next. Thank you!

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I am new to video editing and FCP. These tutorials are fun and easy to follow and understand. I feel much more confident using the software. I plan to get all the FCP sections as Ripple updates them for 10.3. I like having the ability to download the videos and being able to watch them offline. Highly recommended.

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Over the summer I started working on a project with an editor who persuaded me to move from Avid MC to FCP. We recently finished the project and only now have I had some time to begin to more properly ‘acquaint myself’ with FCP. This training provided an excellent foundation in this regard and will definitely form the basis of a ‘reference guide’ that I refer back to going forward. Also great that all the training materials can be downloaded since I did a lot of the training on my laptop whilst on a work trip with limited internet access. Would thoroughly recommend the training both for those new to FCP as well as those with some experience of FCP or other editing systems.

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have been using FCP X for a long time but I have learned many things from this training that makes editing faster and easier.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great tutorial. I own the same tutorial for FCP 10.2 and this one is up to the same high standards. It’s great for those looking to get a complete overview of FCPX from scratch or as a refresher course for users who are already familiar with FCPX and need to focus on a specific area that you have not used in a while.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    You can always expect to learn something when you take one of Ripple Training’s courses. Steve did a great job of explaining all the details in FCP 10.3. Great training. I highly recommend this course for anyone that wants to improve their skills.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The 10.3 layout is quite different and without your latest tutorial it would have taken some time to locate the new positions. The overall tutorial is excellent and well worth the money just for the time savings alone, but there is much more to it than that. Highly recommended.

  46. Rated 3 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I love the Core Training, I had FCPX Core Training for 10.2; I upgraded to Core Training for 10.3 and was disappointed. I felt it was basically the same, which is not bad, but to charge $39.00 for the upgrade was not worth it.
    So I just received an offer to upgrade the media management tutorial from 10.1 to 10.3, I will not be doing it.
    That being said Ripple Training is great but for customers who already paid for the training I feel the upgrade is way to much for what you get in return.
    5 stars for Core Training, 2 stars for upgrade.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Being a keen amateur editor, and not getting as much editing time as I need, I find Ripple Training invaluable and the lessons easy to follow.
    Highly recommended.

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Your tutorials are the best! I keep updating them because I view them as my go-to-reference-library. Thanks for all the work you’re putting into these videos.

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Got through tutorial so quickly. Explanations and demos are clear and easy to follow through. Learned some tricks that I didn’t even know were part of the editing basics. Highly recommended for people who also have some experience on FCPX.

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