Getting Started with FCPX

Are you brand new to Final cut pro X? Are you looking to purchase it for you or your team but want more information before you make the plunge?

In this tutorial you will learn the basic overview of the program including how media is organized using events and libraries. We talk about basic in and out selection as well as create append edits, insert edits and connected clip edit.

We briefly talk about the new magnetic timeline and basic audio adjustments in our projects.

This tutorial is an introductory video demonstrating some of the basic workflows of Final Cut Pro X.

The topics covered in this tutorial are the following:

The main screen :25

Events and Libraries: :54

Importing Media 1:39

Copy vs leave in place 2:40

Understanding the Dashboard 4:27

The Background Renderer 8:11

Creating a new Project (timeline) 8:61

Reviewing clips and timecode 11:39

Video Skimming 13:39

Event Viewer 14:11

Using the List view 14:47

If you are looking for more tutorials in FCPX, or other video production programs, techniques, and topics be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel.

My name is Stanislaw Robert Luberda and I’m an adobe certified instructor in the Milwaukee area. I instruct to teams up to 6 per classroom, as well as part time instruction at Madison Area Technical College in Madison Wi.

If you are looking for more formal instruction on video production topics or software I am available for private instruction through my website at

There you can find all my tutorials, gear review as well as classes available including but not limited to: Adobe Premiere Pro, Final cut Pro, Apple Motion, Adobe After Effects, Element 3D, Keynote, PowerPoint, Davinci resolve, DSLR boot camp, and many more.

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