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Final Cut Pro X, Part 1: Keywords & Importing

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

Release date 2/22/2015
Level Beginner
Runtime 1h 6m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
eBooks / courseware N/A
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code N/A
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Course description

Apple’s latest video product suite gives you the power to edit video like never before, and Final Cut Pro X has everything you need to edit, organize, and delivery your video projects like a pro. In this three part learning series, you can learn the ins and outs of maximizing Final Cut Pro X – from importing media and getting started to adding effects, transitions, and finishing touches – with Final Cut Pro X. Create events, import media, rate and select clips, and get a handle on editing basics. Gain professional expertise on working with audio and video and adding effects to your projects. Easily customize audio and video with this step-by-step tutorial on correcting color, transitioning between clips, and applying titles.


This course assumes very little familiarity with Adobe Final Cut Pro. This course is part of 3 courses, Final Cut Pro X: Workspace, Keywords & Importing, Final Cut Pro X: Video/Audio Edits, & Timeline, and Final Cut Pro X: Color, Transition & Exporting. Please be sure to view the courses in order if you are new to the material.

Meet the expert

Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline

Workspace, Keywords & Import

Workspace Layout and Events (23:39)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Overview (01:06)
  • Default Workspace Layout (04:00)
  • Events (01:21)
  • Create Your First Event (00:33)
  • Import Media (04:07)
  • The Event Browser (02:04)
  • The Viewer (04:04)
  • Clip Ratings Protocol (06:05)
  • Summary (00:08)
Keywords, Searching and Import (22:08)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Create Keywords (02:00)
  • Clip Markers (02:04)
  • Searching Clips (02:23)
  • Create a New Project (04:06)
  • Import Media (04:04)
  • Import from Tape Based Device (03:07)
  • Import Files from Finder (04:06)
  • Summary (00:08)
Importing and the Timeline (21:08)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Import from iPhoto (03:18)
  • Timeline and Storyline (03:17)
  • Edit the Timeline (04:39)
  • Navigating the Timeline (03:06)
  • Move/Remove Clips on Timeline (01:49)
  • Secondary Storylines (04:40)
  • Summary (00:08)