9 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2012 2:28 PM by Tom Wolsky Branched to a new discussion.
Cinephile8 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

What's the best way to learn Final Cut Pro X?  I'm good with iMovie but don't know a thing about FC.  There are so many options out there.  For example, what do you think of this one:

 

http://www.izzyvideo.com/final-cut-pro-x-tutorial-2/

 

I also have a One-to-One subscription.

 

Thank you for giving me some advice!


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • 1. Re: Best way to learn Final Cut Pro X?
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,230 points)

    I'm prejudiced and I stand to profit from this message, but I think my books and training are very good.

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Final-Cut-iMovie-Express-Users/dp/0240823664/ref=sr_1_4?s= books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328227812&sr=1-4

     

    http://www.classondemand.net/media/apple-training/fcpx.aspx

     

    Or come take a week long class with me this summer at Stanford or Harvard.

     

    OK, so this is an advertisement, but a lot of people think I'm a pretty good teacher.

  • 2. Re: Best way to learn Final Cut Pro X?
    mishmumken Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)

    Izzy is quite good. Here are some others:

     

    • Lynda [dot] com

    • Ripple training

    • These boards

    • Creative COW

    • Get the FCP X trial and jump in.

  • 3. Re: Best way to learn Final Cut Pro X?
    mishmumken Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)

    Tom Wolsky wrote:

     

    OK, so this is an advertisement, but a lot of people think I'm a pretty good teacher.

     

    Geez Tom .... totally forgot you, sorry.

  • 4. Re: Best way to learn Final Cut Pro X?
    Edgar Level 4 Level 4 (1,185 points)

    Here is another self promotion:

     

    If you want to UNDERSTAND Final Cut Pro and not just LEARN it (my motto) then check out my GEM book series "Graphically Enhanced Manuals".

     

    "Final Cut Pro X - How it Works"

    "Final Cut Pro X - The Detailss"

    "Final Cut Pro X - 10.0.3 New Feature"

    ... and more ...

     

    I explain how FCPx works with lots of visuals, diagrams and information that you can't find in the official manual or any other FCPx book. They are available as pdfs, Amazon book and the first two books went just online on the iBookstore as Multi-Touch eBooks.

     

    Check them out at

     

    http://DingDingMusic.com/Manuals/

     

     

     

    Thanks for your interest

     

    Edgar Rothermich

  • 5. Re: Best way to learn Final Cut Pro X?
    Scot Walker Level 2 Level 2 (485 points)

    I use Ripple Training and highly endorse their quality and support. Great stuff. I'm not associated with them, just a happy customer.

  • 6. Re: Best way to learn Final Cut Pro X?
    somanna Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)

    I am totally new to video editing, lacking even the ' good with i Movie' experience which you have. I have recently taken up to learning video editing with this view of providing visual content to my audio albums [I have done 5 albums already and there are many more to come].

     

    I have found Izzy's 26 episoded free tutorials on fcpx a more than sufficient introduction to new comers like me. I have also been helped by participating in the Izzy video forums and learning, learning and learning many things which were new to me. Izzy has recently come up with an advanced course on fcpx, not for free this time, and I am yet to know about its usefulness. But, knowing him by his earlier works, I am sure that his 'students' will certainly rise up very steeply in their learning curves.

     

    I have, with a view to learn more of fcpx and other video related topics, joined up very recently in these Apple forums. I have found these forums to be very vibrant, caring and knowledgeable. Answers given to questions posed are done in a jiffy and there seem to be a number of such knowledgeable and helpful people around to jump in with their suggestions.

     

    I think the best way for you to learn fcpx is by doing this: start playing with it straightaway. FCPX, as with other softwares, has its own HELP centre from which you can get a lot of information which you can hear and see Izzy or others like Larry Jordan explain, or read what Tom Wolsky [he is a very senior in this field and has helped many members with his dedicated solutions and answers] or others like Edgar [you can learn about him by viewing his profile in this forum].

     

    Yes, there are many options before you and you have to make your choice. In the multitude of counsellors there is safety and we should be glad that there are a number of teachers who would like us to be on the higher levels of the learning curve!

     

    DR.SOMANNA 

  • 7. Re: Best way to learn Final Cut Pro X?
    Bad Monk Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    also youtube has very good tutorials

  • 8. Re: Best way to learn Final Cut Pro X?
    Cinephile8 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tom,  May I see a sample of your work on video?  I don't see this on the classondemand.net site.

     

    Also, do you have a promotional code for a discount? 

     

    Thank you kindly.

  • 9. Re: Best way to learn Final Cut Pro X?
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,230 points)

    I don't have any promotional codes. I thought there was. I'll have to ask them.