Apple's Final Cut Pro X 10.2 has a media management system that fits the pro workflow perfectly. See how this latest version organizes all of your clips in all of your projects quickly and efficiently.
As Final Cut Pro X continues to grow into its full-fledged, pro NLE self, it has collected an impressive collection of tools that make organizing, managing, exporting media and collaboration happen much more efficiently within the professional workflow. In this detailed, 30-tutorial course, Final Cut Pro X expert and Certified Trainer Ben Balser, takes you step-by-step through all the tools and techniques that make this version an important step in solving the complexities of media management.
You learn the essentials, starting with the foundations. Ben explains drive types, backups, connection types and how to implement metadata and keywords. You also learn how to relink your clips and how to consolidate Libraries and Events.
The course continues with a close look at different workflow schemes like REDCODE, DSLR and Blackmagic Cinema. You also get a detailed section on Versioning timelines, Projects and Auditions.
From there Ben moves on to exporting roles and stems, audio management techniques and different ways to to collaborate over networks and long distances.
This course is filled with way too many pro tips and tricks to mention here! So dive in and see how Apple’s Final Cut Pro X can handle any pro media management situation!
Section 1: Section 1: FCP X Management Foundations
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Joni Wilson wrote on April 8, 2015
Hi Ben: As a long time member of Lynda.com it is my pleasure to tell you that your Final-cut Pro X is the best course I have ever taken on line. I came in with a "missing-file" problem on a project for a client and your explanition of how Final-Cut stores Data was easy to understand, (even for a novice) and set me on the path to recovery. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Naim wrote on May 31, 2014
Ben Balser is a great instructor. I've learn much from this course and now use 'Key Wording' folders for every project I do.
Vasco wrote on March 27, 2014
Great course. At some points, it gets slow by saying unnecessary things like "final cut pro makes things easy" and calls database kind of stuff fun. But, it's very useful.
Some of the material, like compound clips and auditions, is covered in more detail and more clearly on the editing courses.
Overall, very useful. It's a dry subject, and you'll probably need some experience trying to make your own short films before understanding what's going on.
Jon wrote on February 27, 2014
This is a GREAT course. I have never left feedback before, but this one really deserved it. This is a topic that can be quite a hassle to take care of learning. It's not particularly interesting and we all think we can just wing it. The truth is, the way we manage content is the reason for a project going smoothly or painfully. I also love that this course goes into some detail about how Final Cut Pro X looks at files and some of the codecs for different cameras. It doesn't just stick to the apple stuff, but rather speaks in terms of a person who understands they may use Final Cut and love it, but not everyone uses the same Editing Software. Thanks for this course!!!
Waxman wrote on February 9, 2014
This had numerous tips to help with the Libraries format and storage of FCP 10.1. Ben also touched on so many other features I did not know existed in FCP. Showing how he personally uses the program was great. That is what I look for is workflow styles that I can adapt to my use. Thanks Ben *****