Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Training & Certification

Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Professional Post-Production Training & Certification – Course #:APL-CP101-030

Apple Official Curriculum Courseware with Exam Voucher Available

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., & On-Site

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Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Training Course Description:

Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Professional Post-Production is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. In this hands-on, three-day Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) 10.4 training course, you will experience real-world workflow from raw media, to a finished project, to demonstrating the features and the practical techniques you will use in editing projects. Using professionally acquired media, you’ll utilize the same tools and editing techniques used by editors worldwide in this revolutionary editing software. When attending training for Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4, Mac computer use is required. This course will prepare you for the Apple Certified Professional – Final Cut Pro X End User 10.3 – Exam (9L0-862) certification or recertification (Exam forthcoming for 10.4). 

Certification Pack Available (Training with Exam Voucher Bundle):

ThinkB!G offers all-inclusive Apple Training & Certification Packs that will give you everything you need to become an Apple Certified!      

If you choose the Certification Pack option in the pricing dropdown upon checkout, this Includes:
1. Apple Official Exam Preparation Guide
2. Exam Voucher (In-Person, scheduled at your convenience within 1 year from date of purchase)
3. Testing Proctor Fee (Only if you take your test at ThinkB!G’s office in Columbia, MD)

Prerequisites for Attending Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Training Course:

Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications, files, as well as navigate to other folders. Basic knowledge of video editing terminology is highly recommended.

Job Roles that Use Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4:

Filmmakers
Videographers
Technical Directors
Graphic Designers

Projects that Use Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4:

Video Editing for Professional and Individual Projects

Locations for Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4:

In Person: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Training Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Course Reviews:

“Can’t wait to take similar offerings! This Final Cut training course has taken away the mystery and replaced it with nothing but excitement to start using this tool.” – Craig D. – The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. 

“I really found this to be a wonderful experience. Super informative, helpful, and (considering how long you spent in the classroom) done in an entertaining manner. The small class size was wonderful for moving along quickly and effectively, and the entire operation was professional yet personable. I look forward to taking at least one more class here in the future, and plan to keep in touch with my instructor, whose depth of experience and knowledge brought so much to the experience.” -Ebony W. – Downtown DC 

“[The Instructor] was awesome in that it’s clear that he knows his stuff. His metaphors and examples to illustrate specific terms was helpful for a FCPX newbie like me. This is the best training center I’ve ever been to in my professional career. The staff are amazingly friendly, and they anticipate the needs of their customers.” – Maya M. – NIH 

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Audition
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After Effects Introduction
Camtasia
iOS Deployment Essentials
Keynote
Logic Pro X 10.3 Professional Music Production
Motion 5
Numbers
Pages
Premiere Pro CC Advanced
Premiere Pro CC Intro
Premiere Pro ACA Training & Certification Pack
Support Essentials 10.13 – macOS High Sierra 101
Server Essentials 10.12 – macOS Sierra 201
Support and Server Essentials 10.12 – macOS Sierra 101 & 201

Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Post-Production Training Course Outline

1. Getting Started
Learned from a Legacy
Using this Book
Downloading the Source Media Files
Preparing the Source Media Files
Introducing the Job and the Workflow

2. Importing Media
Understanding Clips, Events, and Libraries
Creating a Library
Preparing to Import Camera Source Files
Using the Media Import Window
Creating a Camera Archive
Importing Source Media from a Camera
Navigating Within a Filmstrip Preview
Importing Files from a Camera Card
Choosing Media Import Options
Applying Media Import Options
Import Files from a Volume
Importing Existing Files from a Volume

3. Organizing Clips
Introducing the Libraries Sidebar, Browser, and Viewed Areas
Using Keywords
Keywording a Range
Adding notes to a clip
Assigning and Applying Ratings
Customizing a Favorite
Search, Sort, and Filter
Filtering an Event
Working with Smart Collections
Creating a Library-Wide Smart Collections
Detecting People and Shot Composition
Roles
Assigning Roles

4. Making the First Edit
Understanding a Project
Creating a Project
Defining the Primary Storyline
Appending the Primary Storyline
Rearranging Clips in the Primary Storyline
Modifying clips in the Primary Storyline
Performing Insert Edits
Rippling the Primary Storyline
Timing the Primary Storyline
Inserting a Gap Clip
Blading and Deleting
Joining a Through Edit
Refining some Sound Bite Edits
Editing above the Primary Storyline
Adding and Trimming Connected B-Roll
Understanding Connected Clip Sync and Trimming Behaviors
Creating a Connected Storyline
Converting Connected Clips into a Connected Storyline
Appending Clips
Editing Below the Primary Storyline
Connecting a Music Clip
Finessing the Rough Cut
Adjusting the Edits
Adjusting Clip Volume Levels
Connecting Two Additional B-Roll Clips
Refining Edits Using Cross Dissolves and Fade Handles
Sharing Your Progress
Sharing an iOS-Compatible Files

5. Revising the Edit
Versioning a Project
Snapshotting a Project
Lifting from Storyline
Lifting Clips Out of a Storyline
Replacing a Clip
Replacing the Primary Storyline
Creating Time at 0:00
Working with markers
Creating Markers
Using the Position Tool
Realigning Sound Bites and B-Roll Music
Working with Auditions
Repositioning Storylines and Deleting Within
Importing the Aerial Clips Using Finger Tags
Working with an Audition Clip
Trimming the Tops and Tails and Aerials

6. Enhancing the Edit
Retiming Clips
Setting a Constant Speed Change
Editing with Blade Speed
Working with video Effects
Creating a depth of Field Effect
Working with Video Transitions
Experimenting with Transitions
Compositing Using Spatial Parameters
Creating a Two-Up Split Screen
Exploring the Video Animation Editor
Compounding Clips
Collapsing a Composite into a Compound

7. Finishing the Edit
Using Tiles
Adding and Modifying a Lower Third
Creating 3D Titles
Exploring 3D Options
Working with Audio
Adding Sound to a Clip
Adjusting Volume Levels Over Time
Understanding Audio Enhancements
Recording a Voice
Using the Voiceover Tool
Correcting the Image
Exploring the Color Correction Tools for Luma
Exploring the Color Correction Tools for Chroma
Advanced Color Grading with Wheels and Curves

8. Sharing a Project
Creating a Viewable Files
Sharing to an Online Host
Sharing to a Bundle
Sharing to a Master File
Creating an Exchangeable Files
Utilizing Compressor
Adding a Compressor Setting to the Share Destinations
Sending to Compressor

9. Managing Libraries
Storing the Imported Media
Importing existing Files as Externally Referenced
Importing as Internally Managed Clips
Copying as Externally Referenced
Moving and Copying Clips within a Library
Making a Library Portable

10. Advancing Your Workflow
Using Manual Settings for a New Project
Synchronizing Dual System recording
Using Chroma Key
Working with Multicam
Editing and Exporting 360-degree video

Disclaimer:

All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

 

Watch below to learn about Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4. This is just an informational video & does not reflect how our online live courses are conducted.

Apple Final Cut Pro X Reviews 

“Can’t wait to take similar offerings! This Final Cut training course has taken away the mystery and replaced it with nothing but excitement to start using this tool.” – Craig D. – The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. 

“I really found this to be a wonderful experience. Super informative, helpful, and (considering how long you spent in the classroom) done in an entertaining manner. The small class size was wonderful for moving along quickly and effectively, and the entire operation was professional yet personable. I look forward to taking at least one more class here in the future, and plan to keep in touch with my instructor, whose depth of experience and knowledge brought so much to the experience.” -Ebony W. – Downtown DC 

“[The Instructor] was awesome in that it’s clear that he knows his stuff. His metaphors and examples to illustrate specific terms was helpful for a FCPX newbie like me. This is the best training center I’ve ever been to in my professional career. The staff are amazingly friendly, and they anticipate the needs of their customers.” – Maya M. – NIH 

“This is the best training center I’ve ever been to in my professional career. The staff are amazingly friendly, and they anticipate the needs of their customers… Such an added bonus to not have to worry about food when trying to learn a new skill. Being a vegetarian, the various options made my life easier. Love this” – Maya M. – NIH

“I enjoyed the learning experience and learned a lot.” – Richard P., DOL

I really enjoyed the instructor. He was very patient and detailed.” – Tanja G., JHU

 

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Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Professional Post-Production

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Monday, Jun 18, 2018 Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 4:00 pm EDT Register
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Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Professional Post-Production

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Monday, Oct 22, 2018 Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 4:00 pm EDT Register
Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Professional Post-Production

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