Page 1 from 123
Final Cut Pro X 10.2
Apple Pro Training Series
Lesson and media ﬁles available for downloadCertiﬁcation exam preparation for: Apple Certiﬁed Professional – Final Cut Pro X
Page 2 from 123
Apple Pro Training Series
Final Cut Pro X 10.2
Page 3 from 123
Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.2
Updated for Version 10.2 in Jun. 2015
Copyright © 2015 by Brendan Boykin
Published by Peachpit Press
To report errors, please send a note [email protected] Peachpit Press is a division of Pearson Education.
Apple Series Editor:Lisa McClain
Apple Reviewers:Christopher Phrommayon
Technical Reviewers:Christopher Phrommayon
Copy Editor:Darren Meiss
Proofreader:Scout Festa, Darren Meiss
Cover Illustration:Paul Mavrides
PDF Production:Brendan Boykin
Notice of Rights
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means,
electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the
publisher. For information on getting permission for reprints and excerpts, [email protected]
Footage fromLiftedused with permission of Ripple Training, Inc. and H5 Productions. © 2015 Ripple
Training, Inc. All rights reserved.
The music,Tears of Joyby Adi Goldstein (www.adigoldstein.com) used with permission. © 2015 Adi
Goldstein. All rights reserved.
Chroma key media used with permission of Creek Mountain Media. © 2015 Creek Mountain Media. All rights
The projects, footage, images, graphics, and music supplied with this book may only be used for educational
purposes in association with the lessons included. Any other use, including but not limited to incorporating
footage into another project, duplicating or distributing footage, is expressly forbidden and requires explicit
permission from the copyright holders listed above.
Notice of Liability
The information in this book is distributed on an “As Is” basis, without warranty. While every precaution has
been taken in the preparation of the book, neither the authors nor Peachpit Press shall have any liability to any
person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the
instructions contained in this book or by the computer software and hardware products described in it.
Many of the designations used by manufacturers and sellers to distinguish their products are claimed as
trademarks. Where those designations appear in this book, and Peachpit was aware of a trademark claim, the
designations appear as requested by the owner of the trademark. All other product names and services
identified throughout this book are used in editorial fashion only and for the benefit of such companies with no
intention of infringement of the trademark. No such use, or the use of any trade name, is intended to convey
endorsement or other affiliation with this book.
ISBN 13: 978-0-13-438415-3
ISBN 10: 0-13-438415-6
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Page 4 from 123
AcknowledgmentsMy first thanks go to Steve Martin of
www.rippletraining.comand Mitch Kelldorf of H5 Productions for allowing me to
share the love of flight and the love of video through their footage. And directly to
Steve, thank you for your support, trust, and encouragement from day one, my
Many thanks to Noah Kadner, Christopher Phrommayon, and Michael Garber as
well as Steve Bayes, Peter Steinauer, Kenny Meehan, and Toby Sidler of the Final
Cut Pro team for the opportunity and support. This was a huge project to entrust
with me and I am grateful.
Also at Apple, my thanks to Eugene Evon, Cindy Waller, Judy Lawrence, Charlie
Esteban, John Signa, Shane Ross, Raj Saklikar, Jeff Tillett, and Camille von
Eberstein. These are my hard-working colleagues and friends that strive to put the
“Apple” in Apple Certified Training. Their tireless commitment to make the
highest-caliber Apple Certified Training for OS X, iOS, and Pro Apps is humbling
A big thank you to Lisa McClain of Peachpit Press. Her unwavering commitment
to me and the project created this book. And with the editorial tasks, thanks to
Darren Meiss for taking on an adventure.
Lastly, to my 24/7 incredible editor and friend Bob Lindstrom—Bob is the best
there is. Thanks Bob.
Page 5 from 123
Contents at a Glance
Lesson 1Getting Started
Lesson 2Importing Media
Lesson 3Organizing Clips
Lesson 4Making the First Edit
Lesson 5Revising the Edit
Lesson 6Enhancing the Edit
Lesson 7Finishing the Edit
Lesson 8Sharing a Project
Lesson 9Managing Libraries
Lesson 10Advancing Your Workflow
Appendix AKeyboard Shortcuts
Appendix BEditing Native Formats
Where Are the Lesson Files?