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Final Cut Pro X Bootcamp

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Filters and Transitions Introduction

Abba Shapiro

Final Cut Pro X Bootcamp

Abba Shapiro

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21. Filters and Transitions Introduction


Class Trailer
1 Class Introduction 12:34 2 Exploring Final Cut Pro X: Navigating the Interface 32:32 3 Exploring Final Cut Pro X: Project Timeline 18:23 4 Exploring Final Cut Pro X: Basic Editing 16:07 5 Refining Your Edit Introduction 15:15 6 Refining Your Edit: Trimming 37:06 7 Refining Your Edit: J and L Cuts 09:00 8 Refining Your Edit: Roll and Overwrite Edits 06:25

Lesson Info

Filters and Transitions Introduction

let's move to some of the more finishing things we wanted to things that we might want to style eyes or to smooth out our show. So we're going to be working with filters and transitions, and it's pretty basic. It's We're gonna learn how to apply and modify filters and apply and modify transitions and animate them over time. So before I I dig in. So tell me what, uh what's the purpose of a transition? I might flip flop this thing. I will do transitions first just to keep you on your toes. What the transition Have we done any yet? Yes, all but we have its called a cut. Yes. So a cut is your primary transition. But then what are some other ones you see to get from here to there? A to B fade dissolves fate. Fate at the end of a show fade up at the beginning. A dissolved to smooth out a cut wipes. I mean, ideally, you don't want to have too many transitions unless the program calls for it. Because there was always the challenge that, um, just can't put a transition on. You have to put a dif...

ferent time. How many times have you been to a restaurant where they made the Rome menu and they used every single typeface, every thought that they could. And you're like, I just want to order a sandwich. Well, you can have the same challenges with any non linear tools, so there's a lot to choose from. There's a lot of great third party plug ins that even give you more choices for transitions and more choices for filters. And so we talked about what a transition is. Um, why would we use filters? Color temperature? That's a That's a photographer. Asking that question was like we were going. I don't know what color temperature is has a temperature, but that's a different color, you know, um, color temperatures. So light is different. Color temperatures daylights, actually blue, and you'll hear that it's 5000 or 5600 degrees and then in inside lights, maybe more golden and you'll hear that it's 3200 degrees, so we don't see that generally, because our eyes automatically white balance. I look at this white piece of paper over here are this white board over here, and it looks like, um, but if I go outside. It might be blower, but my says that's white. Okay, Our cameras do that, but sometimes they mess up. So sometimes you have to correct it, and you'll do use a filter to wipe outs. What other things might you use? Enhance the image, improve the image you might be fixing a problem. This filters to fix problems. Maybe you need to brighten it up or it's too bright. Maybe you want to style eyes it. You don't want to give it a cool, like retro fifties look or you want to make it look like instagram. No, please don't do that. Um, but there are definitely. That's what filters can be used for. Make something black and white a lot of different ways. You can work with filters.

Class Description

Don’t get confused or overwhelmed by the world of video - start piecing together your story with ease. Join Abba Shapiro as he walks through how to work effectively in Final Cut Pro X. In this series, you'll walk through the interface of this easy to navigate the program and quickly learn the ins and outs of this software. 

Abba will cover essential topics such as building a rough cut, working with audio and incorporating motion and titles in your videos. He will show basic color correction techniques as well as how to incorporate filters and transitions to enhance the look of your final video. 

Lesson Plan: 
  • Exploring the Interface 
  • Editing Techniques 
  • Setting up a Project from Scratch 
  • Working with Audio 
  • Incorporating Photos and Graphics 
  • Applying Filters and Transitions 
  • Creating Titles 
  • Color Correction and Speed Changes 
  • Multi-Camera Editing 
  • Exporting and Sharing Your Project 
By the end of this class, you will feel proficient in creating video with this program and be excited to continue to expand your skills. You’ll be able to bring your images to life by creating stories to share with your family, friends, and clients. If you’ve been thinking about expanding your business to include video, this class will help you get the technical confusion out of the way so you can focus on being creative.

Final Cut Pro X (10.3)


a Creativelive Student

Wonderful. This is the first time I've seen any of Abba's classes, and he's a great teacher. I've been watching the live sessions for the past few days and have picked up a ton of great tips that will indeed speed up my workflow in FCPX. He's a great teacher, and does a wonderful job of setting people at ease, ie. where he says things like, 'there's no trick questions', and times where he will click on something wrong, then he'll go back and show his mistake (pointing out his minor mistakes are actually a beneficial lesson). In all, wonderful wonderful wonderful. Thank you!


Fantastic teacher. I enjoyed every video, super worth it. I've been reluctant to jump into FCP X since it got upgraded from FCP. Now I feel confident to work with it again. Seems pretty self explanatory, but I am glad I watched the course. Abba covers pretty much everything you need to know. I also loved his personality, made me want to learn more each day.


Abba's Final Cut Pro Bootcamp is effective for enabling users to have success in this complex software. An effective teacher, he breaks the complex subject down, he repeats bits of info, he's worked out a set of clips that illustrate what he's teaching, he acknowledges that he screws up, that we will screw up, he cares that the viewing audience learns this, and, as an aside, he tells corny jokes which break things up. These qualities are present in each CL course I've bought. Thank you all.