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- Jun 24th, 2011
FCP X’s timeline is not only “Magnetic” but also redefines the whole concept of what a timeline is and how it works! Join Michael Wohl, one of the original designers of Final Cut as he shows how this amazing new video editing canvas will make your editing easier, faster and more fun!
*** Updated for FCP X 10.0.6 ***
No more tracks! When you think about it, aren’t tracks really legacy leftovers that are no longer applicable in a digital world? Apple certainly thinks so, and that’s why learning the fundamentals of Final Cut Pro X’s new Magnetic Timeline is so compelling! Without the limitations of tracks and locked-in-line clips, the whole editing experience becomes more visual, more adaptable—more like working on an artist’s canvas.
In this incredible Final Cut Pro X video editing tutorial by expert Michael Wohl, you will learn why FCP X’s new timeline will change the way you think about video editing. He first shows you how to create and organize projects. Then he discusses all the different types of edits including Append, Insert, Overwrite, Connect, Replace and Three-point editing and how these are accomplished in Final Cut Pro X’s re-engineered timeline.
From there Michael discusses moving and connecting clips, and the various modes of the Position tool. He then moves on to teach all about markers, to-do items, zooming and navigation techniques. You’ll see why all of these techniques take on a new perspective and have different behaviors in FCP X’s trackless environment.
No one knows Final Cut Pro X as intimately as macProVideo.com’s Star trainer, Michael Wohl. So sit down with Michael and learn the hows and whys of editing in the brave new world of FCP X’s revolutionary Magnetic Timeline!
Check out our full Final Cut Pro X 100 Series library of tutorials:
- 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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Great to hear and see some new things to learn, and shortcuts to make it easier to edit, and the chapters, was easy so I can start doing that. Thanks.
Great course, very thorough. Lots of tips and shortcuts to speed up editing.
It's amazing how much you can learn in a short amount of time. I can't wait for my next course.
Great course! I learned to edit with the new Final Cut fast ! Thank you.
As an old Final Cut Pro Studio vet I found Final Cut X to be confusing and did not like it at all. Watching this course has changed my mind about Final Cut X. Michael's tutorial videos are broken down into digestible segments that make learning Final Cut X a breeze. I can’t wait to get started on Advanced Editing Techniques.
Another great course by Michael. Clear, concise, informative. Everything you need to learn Final Cut Pro.
Great Course. Michael show us all about magnetic timeline, from the basics to adavance. Great teacher.
is great if not brilliant
Michael Wohl presents a great, detailed tutorial full of handy tips and clear, concise operating instructions for the use of this program for editing. Because his videos and the quality are excellent I got the whole set, I've been able to speed up the process of editing and learning with the program. Really pleased I spent the money purchasing.
Excellent with an exception: 103, sec 3, #17: Selecting Audio Tracks. Compound Clips in FCP X aren’t explained until 104 sec 4 # 23 or 44 chapters later.
Good introduction to the new FCP X timeline. Some new features for navigation as well as editing are explained very well. If you have an issue with your FCP X timeline, I would recommend seeing this tutorial as it may help you solve it quickly.
I am learning a lot. you are explaining it in such a great order its fantastic! thank you!
Muito bom! Very goooooodddddd!
excellent , thanks
Damn ! I was lost like a little kid with FCP X. I knew Final Cut by heart and now I had to relearn everything again. At first I wanted to throw my mac through the window , then someone told me about macprovideo. Michael Wohl just saved my day. It does not mean I am not angry against Apple anymore, but this tutorial was some kind of pain killer for me ;)
I confess, I was excited like a little kid when I found out Apple were releasing a new version of Final Cut Pro. Especially as I only had FC Express! Yes, I've read the complaints about what's missing and feel the odd pang for DVD Studio Pro and Soundtrack Pro but hey, we have still got a lot here that improves the stakes when progressing to the "Pro" version from Express! Once again Michael Wohl presents a great, detailed tutorial full of handy tips and clear, concise operating instructions for the use of this program for editing. Because of both his videos I've gotten, I've been able to speed up the process of editing and found what was comfortable to me when editing! Seems that even though FCPX is small to download, it's big in utilities and while it has it's shortcomings, there are still plenty of goodies to keep the learner hungry to experiment! Wohl offers easily followed instructions with good humor and it appears, patience! Can't wait for more!!