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Final Cut Pro X Essentials


25th & 26th March, 1 Weekend ***Class Full***

New Dates: 8th & 9th July

€275 Members / €295 Non-Members

This 2 day, hands-on workshop for beginners will give budding editors an overview of Final Cut Pro’s new interface and features.


This 2 day, hands-on workshop will give participants an overview of Final Cut Pros new interface and features. Find out how media is stored, how clips are organized with Keyword Ranges and Smart Collections and how the new editing paradigm is based on Primary Storylines and Clip Connections. Other new features such as the Magnetic Timeline, Compound Clips and the Inline Precision Editor will be introduced along with applying transitions and exporting projects for immediate uploading to Vimeo or YouTube.
This workshop is ideal for those with little or no previous editing experience & as a prelude to FCPX101, our Level One Apple Training for Final Cut Pro X.



Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending:

  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Knowledge of editing terminology is desirable but not essential


The course will introduce you to:

  • Storing Media and Using Events
  • Organizing clips
  • Keyword Ranges and Smart Collections
  • Editing with a Magnetic Timeline
  • Creating and Using Compound Clips
  • Using the Precision Editor
  • Applying Transitions
  • Exporting Projects


Lead Tutor: Paul Schwer


Editing since 2008, Paul has gained a deep knowledge of all the main NLEs; Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro 7, FCPX,  and Adobe Premiere Pro CC, as well as dabbling with the new Mac version of Lightworks. Since becoming a full-time freelance professional in 2013, he has cut broadcast documentaries and is currently certified in FCPX.


  • 25th & 26th March, 1 Weekend ***Class Full***
  • New Dates: 8th & 9th July

Class times:

  • Sat 10.30 – 5.00 & Sun 11.00 – 5.30


  • €275 Members / €295 Non-Members
  • €100 Deposit

Class times:

  • 10am – 5pm


  • Filmbase, Temple Bar, Curved street


To reserve your place on this course, please contact Filmbase Reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0. For more information, email our Training Department at Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking a course.