- Jun 22nd, 2011
This tutorial is free to all mPV members! With the release of Final Cut Pro X, Apple has upped the ante in the nonlinear video editing world. Join expert video editor, Michael Wohl, in this FREE Overview and Quick Start Guide, and get the inside info about FCP X’s new features.
*** Updated for FCP X 10.0.6 ***
Final Cut Pro X is a game changer. It's totally rebuilt from the ground up with advanced features and tools that make it one of most powerful—yet easy to use—video editing software available.
In this FREE Overview and Quick Start Guide tutorial by Apple courseware author Michael Wohl, you will get a solid understanding about what this revolutionary new version of Final Cut Pro is all about!
Michael gives you an advanced look at the incredible Magnetic Timeline, Clip Connections, Compound Clips, and the new, intuitive Inline Precision Editor. He also covers the built-in Color Matching, the incredible array of audio enhancements, the media library and much, much more.
Check out this FREE tutorial and our ever expanding library of Final Cut Pro X tutorials below:
- Final Cut Pro X 101: Overview and Quick Start Guide
- Final Cut Pro X 102: Media: Ingesting and Organizing
- Final Cut Pro X 103: Editing In The Magnetic Timeline
- Final Cut Pro X 104: Advanced Editing Techniques
- Final Cut Pro X 105: Working With Audio
- Final Cut Pro X 106: Titles, Effects and Compositing
- Final Cut Pro X 107: Color Correction Techniques
- Final Cut Pro X 108: Exporting and Sharing Your Work
- Final Cut Pro X 201: Multicam Editing
- Final Cut Pro X 202: DSLR Workflows
- Final Cut Pro X 204: Managing Media
- Final Cut Pro X 205: Color Grading
For a full list of the topics covered, see the Tutorial Outline
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Excellent overview. Instructor was easy to follow and made it fun to learn.
This tutorial is a must if you are a previous Final Cut user. Final Cut X is completely different from previous software and you're getting ready to jump into a whole new world of video editing.
Good introduction if you are a totally beginner and bit lazy to try some of it by yourself. Anyway, some cool tips as well.
This course was amazing. I am a freelance video editor working out of Englewood, NJ. I've learned all I know from tutorials and this is by far the most in depth, accurate, overview out there.
As someone just transferring from I-movie to Final Cut Pro X this was perfect to show me the few differences that were stopping me in my tracks when trying to do like for like. Great Stuff as always.
This is a good overview, I would have liked a little more in depth but that is what the other tutorials are for. Thanks!
Good intro course for Finalcut Pro. Shows the basic operations and gives a good idea of what the other courses will contain. He is a good tutor and funny as well.
Great Reviews....excellent job
I just finished watching the free intro videos...they are fantastic! Michael explains things enthusiastically, clearly and most importantly: quickly and to the point! Can't wait to see the rest!
Very nice introduction. Fast and easy. Recommended for those who have never seen nothing about Final Cut X!
Great intro tutorial which goes through all the main functionality of FCP
Nice way to make people more interested about learning without spending any money, and so then they can choose if they will make the rest of the course or not. I will!
Nice quick little introduction course to Final Cut Pro X. Looking forward to digging into the more detailed courses.
Good intro, enjoyable and to the point, covering the basics very well. Problem with the audio levels: some I had to turn up in order to hear, then the next would start and blast my ears. QC the sound.
Definitely a great course to get you off the ground with Final Cut Pro X, and I thoroughly encourage watching all of the courses by Michael. Great stuff.
This is a great course and really helps you get oriented with Final Cut Pro X. My only negative feedback is that it is pronounced Final Cut Pro Ten (as in the Roman Numeral) and that there is drastic audio volume differences between courses, something ironic when learning about how to properly edit video ;^)
First of all, these tutorials saved me (this review is for all of the FCP X tutorials). I had a self-created deadline for a project and although I'm in the Ent. Industry (as an actor) I had to cut something complex to play in the Philippines - so I downloaded the videos and literally learned on the 14 hour flight to Hong Kong. I quickly became very fluent in FCP X and love it. I feel that FCP X is very intuitive, but only after watching the videos that is the learning curve was shortened by a factor of 10. 5 stars absolutely. Looking forward to using MacProVideo for Logic and a few other programs.
Really good. I was confused about this new Final Cut X. I decided to watch the tutorials prior to buying the software. Michael makes things really simple. I've bought all tutorials and after 2 days I was already working with the new Final Cut X, that happens to be an amazin software.
Excellent. Quite a change from FCP 7!
Very good overview of the new Final Cut X. I really got a good feel for the application and learned some new features. I feel ready to start playing with the application and learning more about it. Thanks for the video and keep up the great work.
one of the very best set of videos I have encountered. michael is an engaging an illuminating teacher
I have so far used the first four of these programs so the feedback comment applies to all of the sections. I have found them very informative, easy to follow and extremely helpful in converting me from FCE4 to FCPX. Am able to understand the program and am looking forward to working on the later programs My only criticism is that I find Michael Wohl talks very quickly but this in no way detracts from his obvious knowledge of video editing.
Really enjoyed getting this introduction to FCP X. Michael does explained the different aspects of starting and concluding 'a basic project'. I would have liked to see a tiny little more on the Media Management and some recommendation how to best setup the FCP X for general workflows. This may be covered in more-in-depth tutorials, but just wanted to flag it here upfront. Otherwise, I highly recommend this tutorial.
I'm new at editing. Found the Final Cut Pro X tutorials very helpful, easy to follow and understand. Though I've got a long way to go, I'm up and running. Thanks.
I purchased the bundled set of 8 FCP X tutorials and downloaded them. I have only started them but they seem easy to follow and understand. However, I have been having sound issues with them on my new 27" iMac running Lion. If I pause a lesson to take notes or back it up to see a segment over there is no sound when I go forward again.
After watching a few video tutorials recently I'm convinced that Micheal Wohl is a genius at the video tutorial. Never fails to zoom in at the right pace & repeat the right stuff the right number of times.
Great intro! love it!
This was a great introduction to the basics of FCPX i learned a lot of useful keyboard shortcuts and was very easy to follow and understand. Good job.
Great intro to FCP X
I have learned a lot from Michael`s previous books on FCP. His videos on FCP X are great. The FCP help file is really not easy help. I have been using FCP ever since it came it, and I am quite fluent with it. While I agree with many of the complaints about missing features, mostly pros working at the top end of things and cooperating with sound and finishing houses, FCP X provides a great new way to make something creative. It is indeed a new approach and mostly I like it. I have already made a couple of interesting things. I myself do not need XML, etc, though I do need multi-cam for ballet videos that I create. So I am waiting for that. Once one gets used to using FCP X everything becomes easier. The program crashes sometimes but reopening it restores everything with no lost edits. Michael`s tutorials makes the learning curve palatable and fun. I have watched them all, and wait for the future ones. Thanks Michael.
I really like the way Michael Wohl explains things. He obviously has an absolute understanding of the FCP X software and his involvement in developing the original FCP software gives him a perspective that few others have. I like the fast pace ( we can always watch things over and over ) and his sense of fun and discovery.
Only the first video, but already the new possibilities with Final Cut Pro X are starting to show. Enter with an open mind and you will start to come away with what work you need to do to be successful with FCP X.
Michael is my favorite! All of his tutorials are excellent! I'm waiting more on audio editing.
This is an excellent overview of the new Final Cut Pro X! Again Michael Wohl explains things clearly and offers useful tips and tricks in a brief but informative way. There's enough here to entice the viewer into desiring more tuition in this program and it gives you a sense of confidence to try things out yourself! Great work Michael!
Michael. You are my hero. Here I am a 68 year old ex advertising writer/producer and I have diligently watched and executed your FCP Studio tutorial top to bottom, and have cut 5 pretty cool videos for my wesite. I keep your tutorial up and edit. When I need help I go to you tutorial and get my instructions. So I will do the very same with the new FCX!! Looks a lot like an iMovie format so I'm looking forward to diving in. Thanks for the great work.
For a piece of software that is born into a firestorm of nay-sayers and pessimists, Wohl's breakdown of the standard workflow in Final Cut Pro X brings to light exactly how powerful the software is, and how to understand some of the changes made in this leap forward. Worth the money and the time One thing though: I think it's Final Cut Pro "Ten"