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Getting Started with Final Cut Pro

Campus Labs 

Final Cut X is Apple's professional video editing software. It can be found in a few labs on campus including Coles Tower 2 West, the Electronic Classroom and Scratch Space on the lower floor of Hawthorne Longfellow Library and in the Digital Media Lab in the Edwards Arts Building. Final Cut X is also installed on 1 computer in the Language Media Center.

Online Resources

Apple's Final Cut X Web User Guide

Apple's Final Cut Studio Resources site provides links to numerous video tutorials of various Final Cut Pro concepts and tasks by lynda.com, macProVideo and Ripple Training. The site also recommends books and iPhone Apps that will help you with your Final Cut Pro projects.

Lynda.com is a leading software and education provider with over 1500 courses offered online. Access the lynda.com library 24/7—from your computer, iPhone, iPad, Android device, or other mobile device—and watch an entire course or single tutorial video as you need them. Learn the basics of Final Cut Pro or even how to use Final Cut Pro to create a documentary project. Contact Juli Haugen at jhaugen@bowdoin.edu to inquire about loaning out a Lynda.com license. There are two Lynda.com kiosks on campus located in Hatch Science Library and in the Scratch Space. From the kiosk you can access all of the Lynda.com videos anytime you want to within library hours.

Get started with Final Cut Pro X Video Tutorials by Izzy.

You can also "google" various Final Cut Pro concepts, e.g., "creating text in Final Cut Pro" or "Ken Burns effect in Final Cut Pro", to find step by step video tutorials.

Downloadable Resources

Apple's Final Cut X PDF User Guide

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Document author:
jhaugen
Last modified:
Mar 12, 2014