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The industry's leading digital video editing software Final Cut Studio 2 just keeps getting better and better. Integration with Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor, Colour, Soundtrack Pro and Shake, makes this the choice of the serious video professionals.
In these courses, Craig Alyn shows you how to get the most from the program, from digital video in, editing, effects, sequences, motion and audio, to finished video out, whether to tape or DVD.
Intro to Final Cut Studio 2 HD:
Interface customization & navigation, settings, projects and asset management, playing clips, overwrite edits, timeline edits, inserts, basic sound work, tidy-up techniques, trimming, blading, rippling, slipping and sliding..
Intermediate Final Cut Studio 2 HD:
Settings and preferences, capture settings, clip logging, batch capture, import & export of footage, using Compressor (overview), working with audio & levels, working with video and audio transitions, mixing audio and voiceover.
All training courses are recommended on a 1-1 or small group basis on-site.
Training is always for the most current version of the software.
For any questions you might have on the listed options, or to discuss a personalized training session, please email training
Introducing Final Cut Studio 2. Editing Unleashed.
Final Cut Studio 2 helps take you beyond mere editing. Discover the intuitive power of new creative tools designed expressly for Final Cut Studio 2 editors. Rapidly move through editing to motion graphics, audio editing and mixing, color grading, and delivery — all as a natural extension of the work you already do.
Independent filmmakers. Hollywood film editors. Corporate video and event producers. Editors with hourly deadlines cutting broadcast spots or network news. Hundreds of thousands of creative professionals all over the world have made Final Cut Studio 2 their first choice for editing. It has rapidly become an industry standard.
Building on this success, Apple has designed each application in Final Cut Studio 2 with Final Cut Studio 2 editors in mind. Start working quickly with intuitive tools and familiar interfaces. Whenever you’re ready for precise control, a comprehensive set of features is just a click away.
The first choice of professional editors worldwide, Final Cut Studio 2 delivers high-performance digital nonlinear editing, native support for virtually any video format, and facility-class extensibility and interoperability. Its workflow extends through the other Final Cut Studio applications and Final Cut Server for even more power. Whether you’re working solo or collaborating with a team, Final Cut Studio 2 gives you more creative options and technical control than ever before.
Broad Format Support
With native support for virtually any format, Final Cut Studio 2 lets you edit everything from uncompressed SD to HDV, DVCPRO HD, and uncompressed HD — as well as Panasonic P2 and Sony XDCAM HD tapeless formats. Or use ProRes 422, a new post-production format from Apple that offers uncompressed HD quality at SD file sizes. Mix and match a wide range of formats and even frame rates in the open format Timeline. If you edit film, use the redesigned interface in Cinema Tools 4 to work faster than ever, with customizable lists that let you combine timecode and keycode in a single document.
Incredible Real-Time Effects
Final Cut Studio 2 is built for speed. RT Extreme delivers real-time performance for more than 150 filters and effects as well as for multistream video. Dynamic RT adjusts image quality and frame rate on the fly for optimal playback on any system. Use the SmoothCam feature to automatically stabilize shaky shots while preserving standard camera moves. Easily swap out video clips and edit text in motion graphics without leaving Final Cut Studio 2, using editable Motion 3 master templates.
Comprehensive Editing Tools
A complete set of professional editing and trimming tools lets you work quickly, while a full range of customization options gives you flexibility and control. Use powerful multicamera editing tools to view and cut video from multiple sources in real time. Mix up to 24 channels of audio with the onscreen mixer or use a Mackie Control Protocol device with faders. When you’re finished, output frame-accurate video at stunning quality.
The Hub of Final Cut Studio
Final Cut Studio 2 6 extends its capabilities through the other applications in Final Cut Studio 2. Send your project to Color for professional color grading, complete with sequence metadata from Final Cut Studio 2. Use the new Conform feature in Soundtrack Pro to automatically update your audio project to match your video edit after you make changes in Final Cut Studio 2.
You can also send files round-trip between Motion and Final Cut Studio 2. When you save a change in Motion, the update appears in Final Cut Studio 2. Send files to Compressor for batch processing and output to multiple formats, all at pristine quality. Or send your Final Cut Studio 2 project to DVD Studio Pro along with chapter markers from your edit.
In larger workgroups, multiple Final Cut Studio 2 editors can share media using a consolidated storage pool powered by Xsan. For deeper workgroup support, Final Cut Server — with or without Xsan — offers powerful media asset management and workflow automation that is closely integrated with Final Cut Studio.
Open, Extensible Architecture
Open standards such as QuickTime and FxPlug encourage interoperability with a host of third-party tools. Build a custom facilitywide solution around Final Cut Studio 2 using its open, standards-based XML interchange format.