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Course Syllabus: Final Cut Pro X


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Course Description

Final Cut Pro X is a video editing and movie making software application created by Apple for OS X.   Unlike previously released versions of the video editing program Final Cut, Final Cut Pro X is an all-new application.   It has been designed from scratch as opposed to redesigned.   It also offers features and abilities not found in its predecessor, Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Studio.  Final Cut Pro X is a trackless 64-bit application that can use all cores for processing.  

This course was created for anyone who wants to learn Final Cut Pro X.  It doesn't matter if you already have experience with Final Cut Pro X or are a complete newbie to the software.   We will teach you the program from beginning to end so that anyone, regardless of experience, learns all that they need to know to successfully use the program. 


Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have the following:

- A Macintosh Computer to run this program 
- Final Cut Pro X (recommended) 
- a high school reading level.


No books will be required.

Course Topics

This course will teach you how to:

·        Navigate the Final Cut Pro X interface

·        Import images, videos, and audio from your computer, iTunes, and more

·        Analyze and transcode imported media

·        Create a camera archive

·        How to create and organize events

·        Organize clips into events

·        Create collections

·        Start new projects

·        Add clips to the Timeline by dragging and using the toolbar

·        Use the primary and secondary storylines

·        Connect clips

·        Create compound clips

·        Perform edits to clips on the Timeline

·        Add audio to the Timeline

·        Detach audio from video

·        Using the audio meters

·        Panning audio

·        Recording narration

·        Perform color correction on clips

·        Add effects to images, video, and audio

·        Add transitions

·        Add text to clips

·        Insert a generator

·        Use keyframes to create animation

·        Export and publish your finished project

·        And more

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class. In order to fully benefit from this course, though, you do need access to Final Cut Pro X.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review exam along with an assignment. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Introduction to Final Cut Pro X
  • Importing Media
  • Organizing Media in Final Cut Pro X
  • Getting Started with a Project
  • Editing Clips in the Timeline
  • Working with Audio
  • Color Correction
  • Using Transitions, Titles, and Generators
  • Using Keyframes to Create Advanced Effects
  • Keying and Compositing
  • Exporting and Sharing Project, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Assessment Guide

Assignment 1100
Exam 110
Assignment 2100
Exam 210
Assignment 3100
Exam 310
Assignment 4100
Exam 410
Assignment 5100
Exam 510
Assignment 6100
Exam 610
Assignment 7100
Exam 710
Assignment 8100
Exam 810
Assognment 9100
Exam 910
Assignment 10100
Exam 1010
Assignment 11100
Exam 1110
The Final Exam55
Total Points:1265
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