Final Cut Pro 10.3 In-Depth


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  • Assign Custom Roles to Audio
  • Organize Your Audio by Lanes
  • Edit & Mix Audio by Roles
  • Work Faster with New Keyboard Commands
  • Deliver Your Project in Wide Gamut

Roll Your Own Roles

Final Cut Pro 10.3 gives you incredible control over the organization of your audio material. You can quickly create custom Roles or Subroles, then assign them to a clip or group of clips before or after importing them.

Component Level Audio Editing

Assigning custom Subroles will have huge time-saving ramifications when working on complex projects that have multiple audio channels that need to be managed, sweetened or mixed.

Itโ€™s All in the Mix

Need to deliver a master mix-down of your dialogue, music and effects? No problem. Just create a compound clip then apply effects and volume changes to the Role or Subrole components before exporting.

Wide Color Gamut Grading

Rec. 2020 color space is the new delivery standard. Final Cut Pro 10.3 letโ€™s you edit, grade and master your projects in wide gamut 2020 then deliver Rec. 601/709 sub-masters from the same project.

About the Author:

Steve Martin and Mark Spencer
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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Mark Spencer is a bay-area based producer, editor, teacher and writer. Mark is also an Apple-certified instructor for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 and the author or coauthor of 5 books on Motion, including the Apple Pro Training Series Motion 5, all from Peachpit Press.
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40 reviews for Final Cut Pro 10.3 In-Depth

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben (verified owner)

    You guys are great. Terrific tutorials. Smart. No chaff. Just the kernels of absolute wisdom. Love the speed.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott R. (verified owner)

    Awesome. Just perfect for the experienced FCPX editor upgrading to 10.3.2. 2 hours really well spent. You come away up to speed on the major new features and pumped to put them into action on your next edit.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Kit L. (verified owner)

    Simply the most efficient way to get up to speed with the new version 10.3. No nonsense, to the point, and yet plenty of tips for the experienced editor. This training has convinced me to look at a number of Ripple’s other offerings, too.

    And a public thanks to Steve for Titlemations: brilliant, and elegant. I’ll be back.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Lorne B. (verified owner)

    I’ve been a customer ever since I’d bought Final Cut Pro X back in the summer of 2011. It was a big change from Premiere Elements and your tutorials really helped me come around to the new concepts. Thanks to Steve and Mark for making the learning process fun.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Alin B.

    Thank you guys ! You’ve done a great job, again !

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul S. (verified owner)

    Very beneficial. Liked the the fact that there is no fluff, or wasted time, but information is clear, concise and relevant. This was my 1st Ripple Training purchase, but it won’t be the last ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Julia B. (verified owner)

    Another winner with this update of 10.3. As always a very friendly way to learn – not too complicated for the amateur.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Trina G. (verified owner)

    I purchased the tutorial before I upgraded. I wanted to make sure I could find my way around and get the most out of the upgrade. I can always count on Ripple to save me time and keep the wheels rolling.
    Keep it up!!!!

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Alan M. (verified owner)

    I you have upgraded to 10.3 I strongly recommend that you get this set of tutorials – it not only gets you up to speed but also makes you work quicker and better in no time.
    Worth every penny

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric S. (verified owner)

    Well thought-out tutorials for 10.3 update. Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael D. (verified owner)

    Have been following these guys since day…well…10. And I have to say, you have made the learning curve so much easier; I cannot recommend this tutorial more. I am no newbie, but every time I watch the series, I am learning something new. Great work gentlemen and the people that put this all together, cheers, Michael D.

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    Rated 4 out of 5


    I’d like to say that I’m fairly new to FCPX and had been working to master it prior 10.3’s sudden appearance. Frankly, I didn’t want to start from scratch and take a new comprehensive course so I decided to give “Ripple Training’s 10.3 In-Depth” a spin. Is it comprehensive? Yes. Is is beyond my level? Somewhat. There are no hands-on examples to work with but anyone with 10.3 and some footage should have all the tools they need. The important changes to the Work Flow and UI of 10.3 constitutes a significant shift for FCPX. Steve will hammer home the importance of understanding the role of metadata as well and the role of roles. The new approach to audio editing is extensive! That’s a good thing. You better take notes as you go along. Mark’s 10 Steps to Pasting Time Code into a Timeline goes by in a flash. Perhaps I’m not up to speed on all things FCPX, but I’d like to be. The course presumes that you are an experienced editor and not a plebe. Speaking as a plebe, I want to know more. I want to be in the know with Final Cut. It’s a valuable course and should benefit the more professionally inclined.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Leonardo H. (verified owner)

    As always, a very deep and easy to understand tutorial.

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    Rated 4 out of 5

    Steve S. (verified owner)

    Appreciate how quickly they were available. I always learn new things from your videos. The audio info on roles is fascinating and I can see how it will be helpful for many people but my sound mixes are seldom that complicated. Still, it’s nice to know and understand what’s going on – like the first time I tried to edit in 10.3 and found I couldn’t adjust audio the way I was used to. Later I discovered my problem was due to having Show Audio Lanes turned on.

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    Rated 3 out of 5

    B. van der Voet (verified owner)

    I like the tutorial. One remark, I wouldn’t have objected to more lessons (higher price) with a slower pace. For a non English speaker you need to focus on the content, actions and understand what has been said at the same time. I do realize one can rerun the lessons but still…

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark D. (verified owner)

    Hey – another great tutorial to assist us getting up to speed with this new version. Whilst a lot of the new improvements are fairly straightforward to learn the enhanced roles are definitely something I need some help with. A definite resource for when I get stuck. Many thanks to Team Ripple!

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Matthew S. (verified owner)

    Excellent tutorials; always there when I need them and I refer back to it whenever needed.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    James O. (verified owner)

    Top notch tutorial. 10.3 contains some solutions to problems I couldn’t crack in 10.2 and this tutorial highlights these.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul G. (verified owner)

    I am a retired teacher (35 years!). This course is very well done and taught. It fills the hole left by Apple’s woefully inadequate documentation and answered many of my questions. But not all of them. I would not expect Steve to anticipate all the possible user questions. I would request that Steve schedules a call-in live stream podcast where users could ask questions. The content of this podcast could then be combined into a “Most Asked Questions” video. I’ll get this started with this one: Is there a way to prevent FCP 10.3 from dividing a long clip imported from a DV camcorder into numerous “shots” since this is not desirable when importing concert video with one continuous music sound track.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Leo K. (verified owner)

    As ever a clear and entertaining tutorial from the Ripple team and a must to avoid any confusion with the update.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric C. (verified owner)

    I can’t tell you how many HOURS of frustration I’d be going through right now if Steve and Mark hadn’t put out this incredible overview and training of 10.3. I started with Final Cut Pro 2 after coming out of the Trinity editing system and back then, both Steve and Abba were the saviours to many of us coming out of other editing programs. To me, and I imagine many others, FCP 10.3 is almost like an entirely new editing system. Yes, the basics are still all there, but the methods and access are streamlined if you know the process. That’s what Steve and Mark have introduced with their new training guide. It’s like they give you a 4 year degree that anyone can understand and utilize just by following their step by step tutorial. Again, thank you for doing this.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    John T. (verified owner)

    Another excellent training program from Steve and Mark. Easy to understand and to the point – it delivers as promised. Ripple Training is my go-to place to learn about FCPX.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris R.

    Perfect overview of the main features of the new version. Nice and concise and well presented, as always.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Leo D. (verified owner)

    One word: PERFECT!

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Louis D. (verified owner)

    Once again Ripple Training comes to the rescue with another excellent training video. I was starting to wonder if Apple was going to continue on with Final Cut Pro X. Of course my eyes were always on Ripple Training for comprehensive tutorials covering each and every upgrade from Apple. All the improvements Apple has made to Final Cut Mark and Steve cover in depth and in a world-class approach like no one else can.

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    Rated 2 out of 5

    Ted M. (verified owner)

    I really like your Final Cut Pro X tutorials but I believe this one was mislabeled. It should have been listed as an update to your Sound Editing In Final Cut Pro X tutorial.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Ian S. (verified owner)

    This is a great introduction to the new interface for FCP 10.3. The look at how audio roles and lanes work is great.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicolas N.

    You guys always bring the coolest answers to any questions and the best solutions to any problem. You make life so much easier!

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Guy H. (verified owner)

    Final Cut Pro 10.3 has significant changes in the UI and the way audio is managed through roles, and so rather than winging it, I bought this tutorial – worth every cent, a fantastic fast track for experienced editors – up and running in what is shaping up to be the future of non-linear editing.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Karsten S. (verified owner)

    Clear 5/5* – simple, no wishy-washy – straight to the point.
    Well structured, easy to use. And what others say: Works out well for non-native speakers too.

    Hint: this is an in-depth, no beginners tut!
    Price/value ratio excellent.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Edgar D. (verified owner)

    “Everything I wanted to know about Final Cut Pro 10.3 and was afraid to ask.” Okay, not really. However, it definitely gave me an overview and understanding of the new features and concepts without trying to dive head first into the manual.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Dave P. (verified owner)

    An invaluable aid in understanding the new elements in FCP 10.3.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Cliff E. (verified owner)

    I have been a fan of you guys for a while now after purchasing the Mac App store versions of your FCPX and Motion training videos. Now with the latest videos you have released about FCP 10.3 here on your site, you have maintained the same easy-going but well-thought-out tutorials.
    I have used a lot of training material over the years but you have created the ideal training material for newbies and pros alike.
    I find them easy to digest and keep coming back to them to hone my skills. I would highly recommend these tutorial videos to anyone wanting to learn the basics of FCPX or as in my case hone my skill set even further. Thanks guys.

    Cliff E.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Markus W. (verified owner)

    I love all your tutorials and this one is no exception. Extremely helpful and as always – a joy to watch!

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter F. (verified owner)

    Again you did a very good job! Thank you for this clear and quick overview of the new enhancements of the new version of FCPX!

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Nshan S. (verified owner)

    I loved how quickly you guys had these up. Also, I really like how detailed you guys are with your training. Good price for what I got!

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter (verified owner)

    Excellent tutorial Steve & Mark. Really useful introduction to some of the great new features in 10.3 – flow transition is amazing!

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    Patrick V.

    Even though I’m dutch, I understand perfectly what’s going on.

    Thank you for this great tutorial.

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    Maged E.

    Thank you Steve Martin and Mark Spencer for a very good tutorial. Final Cut Pro X 10.3 is super, I really like Ripple Training.

    Thank you

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    Bueno, bros! Thanks so much!

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