Building a Promo in Final Cut Pro 10.4


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  • Archive Critical Camera Data
  • Organize Media with Speed & Efficiency
  • Work with Multicam Interviews
  • Improve Interview Dialogue
  • Import and Grade with RED media

Organize with Efficiency

When a client only gives you a few days to turn around a project, speed is everything. In this tutorial, we’ll show you our best methods for imposing organizational structure to the clips in your Library so you’ll spend less time searching for good material.

Tame the Peaks

Controlling your audio levels is essential for delivering a promo where the dialogue is normalized and is protected from audio clipping. We’ll show you how to properly monitor your sound levels and what specific audio effect works wonders on single-mic interviews.

Color Me Perfect

Shooting with a wide variety of cameras can present challenges for getting the contrast and color balance to look consistent across the edit. Using Final Cut Pro X’s video scopes and Color Tools, we’ll show you how to deal with the most common color correction scenarios you’re likely to encounter.

Build a Corporate ID

Working with logos and graphics are a common occurrence in corporate videos. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to work with a layered Photoshop file and a photograph to create an animated template that can be used and modified in other projects.

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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6 reviews for Building a Promo in Final Cut Pro 10.4

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    James E. (verified owner)

    I found this course super practical, engaging and learned so many powerful useful lessons. Right after I finished the course I did my first shoot for a local carpenter and earned $200 for a 3 minute video advertising his shop. Excellent value for money and great teachers.

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    Carl Renaud (verified owner)

    Like all other tutorials this one is to the point. I like the way it builds a good foundation, and then adds tidbits to increase your knowledge and comfort. Ripple training has become my go to for both fcp x and motion learning. Great job everyone.

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    Henry S. (verified owner)

    It was great!

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    Rory E. (verified owner)

    I’m comfortable with Final Cut and purchased this just to see how Ripple would do a training video grounded in a concrete project. I’m glad I did. It’s very good and made me think about my workflow. This series is based on a project shot in 2011, and may well have had a previous incarnation, but if so it has been updated for Final Cut 10.3.

    I’d like to add that one of the things that I like about Ripple is that I can download the content for offline viewing. Ripple’s fairly recent on-line platform is excellent, but it’s important to me that I can watch off-line.

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    I thought you might find it interesting that I am watching a training video on cutting trailers from another company.
    I need to learn how to organize footage when the project is much bigger than anything I have worked on so I purchased your Building a Promo lesson. It has taught me how to use the keyword collections to get everything organized. Now I can go between the 2 lessons and really understand how to get organized. Your lessons are great. Thank you. Price was right too.

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    Dennis W. (verified owner)

    Training videos from Ripple are the best way to learn and improve my skill with Final Cut Pro. Ripple Training were the first to deliver the footage of the course – which is the key to follow through. Going through the different training videos for FCP which are all awesome, one will ask why nobody did it this way before. The learning curve is great – and if you follow the way Ripple Training works, you understand what Apple has created was the most amazing editing software on the market – and they same is true for Ripple Training.

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