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Duration: 3 days
Time: 10am - 6pm
Curriculum: Includes Apple Pro Training Book
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FCP 300 - Final Cut Pro 7 Advanced Editing

FMC is an Apple Gold Level Training Center

Certified Apple Final Cut Pro Authorized Training
Note: Students seeking certification are advised to take Final Cut Pro X classes, the most recent FCP release.

Course Description

(This class no longer has Color Correction content. To learn color correction in depth, please take a Color Correction class)

This three-day, hands-on course teaches students hard-to-find advanced editing and finishing techniques. Learn how to create polished transitions, fix screen direction errors, edit multi-camera projects, work with nested sequences, create fantastic effects use filters creatively and composite like a pro. This course also covers advanced workflows for managing media and working with film. The book for this course is Apple Pro Training Series, “Final Cut Pro 7 Advanced Editing,” by Michael Wohl.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for existing Final Cut Pro users who want to increase their skill level through learning advanced features and efficient workflows, and who prefer hands-on and interactive instruction.


Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Day 1

Lesson 1: Overview of Editing Basics

  • Review of Basic Editing Techniques
  • 3-point Editing Rule
  • Track Targeting

Lesson 2: Advanced Editing Techniques

  • Smart Clip Loading
  • Using Match Frame
  • Using Replace Edit
  • Ganging Playheads

Lesson 3: Trimming Basics

  • Basic Rippling
  • Basic Rolling
  • Extend Edit
  • Splitting Edits

Lesson 4: Advanced Trimming

  • Trimming from the Keyboard
  • Trim Edit Window
  • Dynamic Trimming
  • Multitrack Trimming
  • Asymmetrical Trimming

Lesson 5: Audio Editing Techniques

  • Smart Clip Loading
  • Using Match Frame
  • Adjusting Levels on the Fly
  • Adjust Levels Dialog
  • Applying Normalization Gain
  • Using Audio Filters
  • Sending to Soundtrack Pro
  • Using the Audio Mixer Window

Day 2

Lesson 6: Multicam Editing

  • Basic Multicamera Edits
  • Working with Multiple Angles
  • Editing Audio and Video Separately
  • Collapsing and Uncollapsing Multiclips
  • Matchframing Multiclips
  • Applying Effects to Multiclips and External Video

Lesson 7: Compositing in Final Cut Pro

  • Basic Compositing Review
  • Creating Travel Mattes
  • Adding Graphics from a Layered Photoshop File
  • Keyframing Basics
  • Keyframing in the Timeline

Lesson 8: Mastering Filters

  • Customizing Filters
  • Understanding Filter Order
  • Filter Timing
  • Limiting Filter Effects
  • Creating Favorite Filters
  • Hiding and Showing Filter Controls
  • Working with Smoothcam

Lesson 9: Nesting Sequences

  • Understanding Nested Sequences
  • Using Basic Nesting
  • Nesting in Place
  • Working Around Render Order
  • Mixing Sequence Sizes
  • Nesting as an Editing Tool
  • Nesting Master Filters and Unnesting

Day 3

Lesson 10: Preparing for Finishing

  • Adding Widescreen mattes
  • Adding BITC
  • Managing Audio Outputs
  • Using the Media Manager
  • Exporting EDLs and XML Files

Lesson 11: Troubleshooting Tips

  • Fixing Screen Direction Errors
  • Stealing Audio from Another Shot
  • Removing a Boom

Lesson 12: Outputting

  • Sharing to Apple Devices
  • Sharing to DVD and Blu Ray
  • Sharing for the Web
  • Using Compressor
  • Outputting Audio
  • Exporting Still Frames
  • Exporting QuickTime Movies