Getting Started with Final Cut Pro X

Welcome to Ripple Training’s free tutorial series on Apple’s Final Cut Pro X video editing software. These short, highly-focused video lessons will guide you through the basics of using Final Cut Pro 10.4 using provided media, so you can quickly begin editing and delivering a short video project from start to finish.

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Lesson 1: Exploring the User Interface

In this first lesson you’ll explore Final Cut Pro 10.4’s user interface and learn where all your media is stored, how to skim through your content, and how to save a custom workspace.

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Lesson 2: Importing Media

In this lesson you’ll learn how to import a folder of video clips and preview them in Final Cut Pro 10.4’s Viewer in preparation for editing.

Lesson 3: Assembling a Movie

After importing media into Final Cut Pro 10.4, you’ll learn how to select and rate your clips, then edit them into the timeline to begin telling your story.

Lesson 4: Trimming Clips

Trimming is the process of adding or removing material from your timeline clips to improve the story pacing. You’ll learn how to do this quickly using Final Cut Pro 10.4’s powerful trimming tools.

Lesson 5: Working with Sound

Sound is 50% of what your viewers experience. In this lesson you’ll adjust the volume of your clips and make sure your music doesn’t compete with your on-screen talent.

Lesson 6: Adding Titles & Transitions

In this lesson, you’ll add a lower third title to introduce your subject and apply a magical new transition that hides material that was removed from an interview.

Lesson 7: Adding Effects

Effects can be used to enhance the look of your movie or improve image quality. You’ll learn how to apply, alter and even save your effects for use in other projects.

Lesson 8: Color Correcting

In this lesson, you’ll use Final Cut Pro 10.4’s color correction tools to improve the exposure and color balance of shots that were improperly white balanced during the shoot.

Lesson 9: Editing 360 Movies

Learn how to view and edit a 360 video clip then reorient and add titles to enhance the VR experience.

Lesson 10: Sharing Your Movies

In this final lesson, you’ll learn how to share your movies to specific destinations like Apple iDevices or video sharing sites like YouTube.

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Final Cut Pro X Core Training is our beginner-level online training that is custom built for the new user. Learn all the basics, from media import to final delivery and everything in between with a fun, engaging tutorial where YOU build the project from beginning to end. Become proficient in Final Cut Pro X today!