Final Cut

Learn how to create your own film and manage media. This is a hands-on course to edit and finish video techniques.


Basic knowledge of the Macintosh OS.

Acquired Skills:

At the end of this course the student will have acquired knowledge of editing and finishing media.

Curriculum Material:

The language and teaching techniques are geared to the courses final use. It includes explanatory exercises and examples.

Course Topics:

  • Interface
  • Editing Workflow
  • Organizing Assets
  • Playing and Marking Clips


  • Overwrite/Insert Edits
  • Timeline Tracks
  • Adding Audio Clips
  • Drag and Drop Editing
  • Moving Clips in the Timeline

Refining the Cut:

  • Trimming with Ripple/Rolls Tools
  • Trimming by Numbers
  • Slipping and Sliding
  • Maintaing Sync

Additional Editing Features:

  • Creating Subclips
  • Using Markers

Supporting the Editing Process:

  • Reconnecting Media
  • Match Frame and Reveal Master Clip
  • Customizing Button Bars
  • Customizing the Keyboard
  • Saving and loading Layouts

Capturing Footage:

  • Setting up for Capture
  • Previewing and marking the Source
  • Logging and Capturing Clips

Applying Transitions:

  • Applying Filters from Menu/Browser
  • Modifying Transitions
  • Rendering Effects
  • Saving Favorite Effects

Mixing Audio:

  • Monitoring Audio Levels
  • Setting Keyframes
  • Using the Audio Mixer
  • Importing CD Tracks

Creating Titles:

  • Creating Simple Titles
  • Creating Rolls/Craws
  • Using The Boris Plug-in

Changing Motion Properties:

  • Changing Speed
  • Creating a Freeze Frame
  • Changing Scale/Rotation and Position
  • Animating Parameters

Applying Filters:

  • Applying Filters from Menu/Browser
  • Modifying Filters
  • Applying Audio Filters
  • Color Correction Filter

Finishing and Outputting:

  • Preparing for Output
  • Audio Peaks
  • Exporting Quicktime Files
  • Outputting to DVD

Certificate of Completion

At the end of the course the student will receive our certificate of completion for this training.