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Top 10 Free Advanced FCP X Tutorials

Posted by Iain Anderson on

If you feel that you have the basics under control, and several more complex techniques are well within your grasp too, then it’s time to take a look at what the most advanced professionals are doing to stretch the envelope. Final Cut Pro X is certainly accessible for beginners, but the workflows on FCP X-cut features like Focus, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Voice from the Stone require forward planning and a great deal of care.

How do you collaborate with FCP X? How do you master roles to make the audio mix go smoothly? How do you manage surround mixing? How should you store your media? These ten free tutorials will take your understanding of Final Cut to the next level.

 

 Feature Film Visual Effects Workflow with Final Cut Pro X

1. Feature Film Visual Effects Workflow with Final Cut Pro X by Ripple Training

Mike Matzdorff (assistant editor on Focus) guest stars on this MacBreak Studio, and shares his tips for pro workflows. Don’t miss this.

 

Examine Using Roles in FCP X

2. Examine Using Roles in FCP X by Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan introduces the FCP X-only feature called Roles, and shows how you can use it. A great technique to classify your shots that won't get in your way.

 

Roles as Marking Tools in Timeline

3. Roles as Marking Tools in the Timeline by T. Payton

This video takes Roles a step further, showing a practical example of how you can use Roles to stay organized in a more complex timeline.

 

Audio Hold Frames for Reverb

4. Audio Hold Frames for Reverb Effects by Ripple Training

If you need to add an reverb effect to an audio clip but it cuts off too soon, this video offers a very handy workaround.

 

Automate your Voice Over with Final Cut Pro X and Automator

5. Automate your Voice Over with Final Cut Pro X and Automator by The Edit Room

If you haven’t used Automator before, you’re missing out. This video discusses how to automatically turn your script into a scratch audio read.

 

Clip Connections in Final Cut Pro X

6. Clip Connections in Final Cut Pro X by Thomas Grove Carter

Clip connections are key to FCP X, and though you’ve almost certainly used them, Thomas Grove Carter here explores the finer points.

 

Audio Syncing / Clapperboard | Workflow

7. Audio Syncing / Clapperboard | Workflow by Dan Allen

Larger shoots almost always employ slates to help sync external audio, and this video from Dan Allen gives you a ton of tips on how to sync up and deal with all those separate files.

 

Final Cut Pro X Advanced Tutorial - 5.1 Surround Sound Mixing

8. 5.1 Surround Mixing by Dan Allen

Staying with Dan, this video discusses how to mix and deliver in 5.1 surround. FCP X has been able to handle this from day 1, and while many jobs are still simply stereo, you can definitely take audio further.

 

Final Cut Pro 10.1.2 Media Management Changes

9. Final Cut Pro 10.1.2 Media Management Changes by Ripple Training

Not sure where your files are, how libraries work, or what external media is? Listen carefully to find out about the media management changes that 10.1 introduced and which are still current in the 10.2 release.

 

Editing Music in the Magnetic Storyline in FCP X

10. Editing Music in the Magnetic Storyline in FCP X by Michael Garber

Storylines are a great way to keep related clips together, but what’s less obvious is the way you can use them to keep connected music clips together, even after chopping them up.

 

Iain Anderson is an Apple Certified Trainer, videographer, editor, animator, writer, designer and occasional coder based in Brisbane, Australia. http://www.trainingbrisbane.com


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