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- Jul 23rd, 2009
Final Cut Pro 7 is the industry-leading nonlinear editing application ... let Michael Wohl (one of the original designers of Final Cut Pro) show you how this application works!
In 6-hours of tutorial-videos you'll learn all the skills required to edit video like a pro in Final Cut Pro. Produced by Michael Wohl (one of the original designers of Final Cut Pro), this tutorial goes deep into not only the practice, but also the theory of video editing.
Starting with the basics, you'll learn how to do basic edits like inserting and overwriting clips, performing 3-point edits, and zooming and scrubbing around your project. You'll also learn important file management techniques like working with Bins, Sequences, Clips, and Window layouts to expedite your edits.
The integration of the Canvas and Timeline windows is a primary workflow issue in Final Cut Pro, so Michael next moves on to show you how to ensure you have the correct sequence settings to make your video look as good as it should, every time. You'll also learn the difference between realtime and non-realtime editing ... important concepts that every video editor should understand.
With the basics under your belt, Michael moves on to teach you advanced video editing concepts including sync issues, using Markers, adding custom transitions, and more. You'll also learn how to manage media and archive projects for later editing.
Michael also includes a full section on using filters in Final Cut pro. You'll learn how to apply and change filters, how to keyframe filter effects, basic color correction techniques, and advanced filter concepts like using the Smoothcam filter to stabilize shaky shots.
if that isn't enough, Michael next discusses compositing techniques that allow you to combine multiple layers of video to make advanced edits and effects for your productions. You'll even learn how to use generators, drop shadows, and work with speed effects to create slow motion sequences and other time based video manipulations.
Everyone knows that video is two-thirds audio, so towards the end of the tutorial there is a big section on editing audio in Final Cut Pro. You'll learn how to normalize dialog, add audio filters, and create audio transitions to smoothly blend from one clip to the next.
This is a comprehensive tutorial, but you don't need to watch the entire show. Use the detailed menus and keyword search functions to quickly find items of interest. for a full list of this tutorials topics, see the Table of Contents.
- Final Cut 7 101: Core Final Cut 7
- Final Cut 7 105: Sound Editing in Final Cut Studio
- Final Cut Studio: Pro Workflows
For a full list of the topics covered, see the Tutorial Outline
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Comprehensive and easy to understand training. Excellent speaker voice. Glad I purchased.
Outstanding tutorial! Michael is very good at hands-on instruction. Not only does he teach the material, but he reinforces hot keys and explains why he is doing something in a particular all the way throughout the entire tutorial. The way in which the sections are broken down into smaller segments is incredibly helpful. I really liked the NED player also. I've had FCP7 for months now. Within one week I went from not understanding a darn thing, to creating my first video project. Not to toot my own horn, but I did pretty well the first time around (because of this training)!!!!
I think it is a great tutorial. Very dinamic; short sections to keep focused and understand individual procedures separately; all procedures necessary for amateur work covered. Maybe a hands-on practice review and test section would help. One of the best tutorials I used. Great work Michael.
This tutorial is just excellent Michael Wolf is a great trainer, he takes you thru FCP with great enthusiasm and lots of knowledge, you forget time and everything around. Thanks Michael!
The tutorial is very clear and a necessary adjunct to the manual which is difficult to absorb on its own. THe two together make this a very good way into the software.
The program clearly presents each topic in short 1 topic intervals. It makes it easy to learn even the most advanced topics. It's cut the learning curve down considerably. I would recommend this program over several others that I've tried in the past.
fantastic tutorial. thanks!
Michael Wohl has a pleasant voice to listen to and a very clear way of explaining.
very great tutorial very very well done! the "only" two things tat would be appreciate, are to have a chance to be able to hear tutorials also in toher lenguages (or, at least, to have subtitles), and also one exercise section would be welcomed! Thank you. -c-
Very thorough, better than Lybda.com's Essential Training that I have
excellent tutorial, made things so much easier.
Excellent product, easy to follow, easy to download, very good value.
Well done! The 101 tutorial is very useful for FCP beginners or Adobe switchers like me to become familiar with the basics and the workflow. Some chapters are probably also worth knowing for advanced users. I use the Download HD version as well as the iPhone version in combination.
Very clear, the perfect speed, and the perfect timing for the basics of Final Cut Pro.
I appreciate your tutorial very much because it helped me a lot to get into Final Cut Studio. In my opinion, it is much easier to watch the video tutorial and stop it from time to time in order to practice what you've seen there than looking into a written manual. Sometimes I got a bit bored, because I'm not a total beginner, but now and then I realized, that I was not as firm as I thought to be. So, even the slightly "boring" parts were very instructive in the end. The only problem I have now, is to remember, in which parts of the tutorial a certain theme is to be found. So some tags could be helpful. Even using a localized version ( e.g. German) of Final Cut Studio is no problem while using the tutorials. I hope, these tutorials on FCP will be continued.
The course is really well presented and structured, Michel Whole is pleasant and deeply exposed. I only miss an Alpha transition clip explanation, one of the new features in FCP 7. Ignacio
Excellent tutorials. They completely demystify this high powered software. Trainers know what they want to say at a good pace and relay the information succinctly. And if you don’t pick up a point immediately, it can be viewed over again with ease.
Very nice for a new user to get some experience with Final Cut Pro. My first Mac and I am in the deep end learning how to edit movies from my Canon 5DMKII. I must say I am impressed with the results and I know that as I spend more time with the tutorials I will get more expertise. Thanks for a great product
Once again, I must say Bravo! Every video tutorial I've purchased from MVP has been outstanding. The way everything is laid out, explained and shown through examples makes learning this intense software package a breeze! I can't count how many compliments I've received on the first video I made using the knowledge I attained through this tutorial. A+++++++
I love this tutorial. It's informative and pedagogic. I'll se it over and over again.
Useful and a big help in getting started with Final Cut. I'm using FC Express: it would have been useful to have some indications of the differences (although they are minor with respect to the content of these tutorials). I'm completely new to the software, but was able to edit a 12 scene DVD from raw DV tape in a couple of hours including titles, animations, transitions, image correction (lighting mainly) and audio edits. I guess that's a credit to the software and the tutorials.
I find this Final Cut 7 series far better than others I have tried. The pacing is brisk—but not to fast, concise and rich. If you're looking for a fast paced, well organized quality training resource that won't put you to sleep — this is it. Thanks!
Great tutorials in good bite size chunks, clearly presented. I've been FCP for a while but this series helps use the system to a greater degree of simplicity and ease. I can highly recommend the programmes.
Core Final Cut 7 is an excellent training tool. I have watched the video twice in entirety and just started working through the lessons, with a more grounded understanding of FCP 7. and a much improved sense of editing. I enjoy the the way the material is presented and how the lesson's points are made and re-enforced by the visual examples. The pace is fine and the progression of skill sets make sense and help build confidence in learning, and my edit execution.
This is a great tutorial I would recommend it to anyone getting started or have been doing Final Cut Studio.
Well paced and clear. Michael does his best to make FCP understandable. Well done
Thanks for a truly superb tutorial. I have used Final Cut Pro in the past but not in a few years and I am now getting back into editing. I am not a professional and I needed to be refreshed in what I have known how to do in FCP in the past and also to get deeper into the program. This tutorial was the perfect course for re-learning what I knew to be the most effective ways to edit in FCP as well as gaining many new skills! Michael is a wonderful coach and he makes each lesson very clear, specific and thorough. He also makes using FCP fun! FCP is a huge software program and I know that there is much more to learn, but this tutorial nicely covered the essential components and I feel much more confident that I can get great results in my editing.
Top notch very easy to use clear and precise instructions. Highly recommend this to anyone who uses Final Cut Pro. I have tried several others over the years and Core Final Cut 7 is a no brainer. A must have even as a professional who wants to stay on top of his craft.
Excellent quality, good pace, responsive player software and value priced. I would reccomend this specific subject as well as the delivery modes available.
Though not quite finished with this training program yet, I will say it's been enormously helpful in getting me up to speed with FCP. Michael presents in a very relaxed conversational manner which I found to be well suited to the material. He clearly knows his stuff!
Excellent video training tool, at an excellent price. A perfect training aid when used in combination with the Apple Pro Training Books.
Very good training. Well focussed on getting to the core issues for somebody upgrading from a previous version of FCP