Media management in Final Cut Pro X has been simplified, automated, optimized and streamlined. In this tutorial you’ll learn everything you need to know get your media into the project, organized and ready for cutting!
Guess what? No more waiting! FCP X lets you start processing and editing your clips even as they’re being ingested! But that’s only one of its amazing new features ...

In this tutorial, Michael Wohl explains how each clip is analyzed for its content, shot type and image stability. What’s cool is that all your audio is checked and corrected for noise and hum too. This means no more exporting to other audio programs and searching for esoteric plugins to fix pesky sound issues. It’s all done for you in Final Cut Pro X, and Michael shows you how to take control and optimize all of these amazing features.

But that’s just the beginning ... FCP X’s real power lies in its advanced media recognition and organization features. MIchael explains everything in extraordinary detail including the cool new "ingestion" features for digital and tape-based cameras, DSLR, and iMovie.

From there, he moves on to cover everything you need to know about Range-Based Image Stabilization, keywords, the Filmstrip and List views, clip auditioning, clip metadata, custom file naming, using folders, grouping clips, and much, much more!

Join the enjoyable and knowledgable Michael Wohl as he takes you through all the “media” features of Final Cut Pro X . And don't forget to keep checking back for our whole line of Michael Wohl’s Final Cut Pro X tutorials which are in production and scheduled for release in the weeks ahead:

Overview and Quick Start Guide

Media: Ingesting and Organizing

Editing in the Magnetic Timeline

Advanced Editing Techniques

Working with Audio

Titles, Effects and Compositing

Color Correction Techniques

Exporting and Sharing Your Work

Table of Contents:

01. Introduction
02. Ingest from Camera
03. Background Ingest
04. Ingest Settings & Options
05. Ingest from Tape-based Camera
06. Ingest from DSLR
07. Background Tasks
08. Import iMovie Events
09. Importing Video Files
10. Synching Audio and Video
11. Organizing Events
12. Merging Events
13. Creating and Deleting Events
14. Transcoding & Analysis
15. Stabilization Keywords
16. The Event Browser
17. Playing Clips
18. Auditioning Clips in the Event Browser
19. Marking In and Out Points
20. Marking Favorite and Rejected Ranges
21. Filtering & Removing Ratings
22. Adding Keywords
23. Additional Metadata
24. Custom File Naming
25. Searching & Filtering
26. Creating Smart Collections
27. Keyword Collections
28. Using Folders
29. Filmstrip View
30. Grouping Clips
31. Grouping in List View

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

• Improved User Interface and Experience.
• Add your own notes to individual tutorials.
• View the outline and jump to any tutorial while playing video or from the Home screen.
• Mark your favourite tutorials.
• Take your learning experience full screen.
• Hide or show the tutorial outline whenever you want.
• Compatible with OS X Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), and newer.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Endpin5102 ,

Good overview of FCX

Michael Wohl presents a very nice overview of the program touching on many aspects of the interface. His style is informal, relaxed and informative. The way it comes off to me is that FCX is a nice upgrade to Final Cut Express or perhaps iMovie. Time will tell if the program will succeed in winning over Final Cut Pro users, myself included. There are some goodies in the new program that will surely please even its most severest critics but alas, we'll have to wait for some updates to see about some of those missing capabilities. I'd recommend downloading the video - hey, it's free - and checking out how useful it might eventually be in your work. My overall impression right now is that FCX is an advanced amateur tool. I don't intend that to be a put-down. "Amateur" is not a dirty word. We've all seen work done by those who consider themselves to be amateurs - in many fields - that puts many a "professional" to shame.

SC2346 ,

Organizing your video

These tutorials show you the depth of organization that is available for your videos and it can go very deep or be as simple as you want. Organizing isn't the most fun part of working with video but these tutorials show you why and how to do it. Many ways to import and you can individualize the organization to make it your own. Great tutorial! Update - the videos no longer play since I installed Lion. When will they be fixed?


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