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Learn Final Cut Pro 7

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Learn Final Cut Pro 7


This excellent Final Cut Pro 7: Select Topics course covers some of the fundamentals of setting up and using Apple Final Cut Pro 7. This Final Cut course is taught by an expert instructor, who teaches Final Cut Studio at the Toronto Film College, so you’re truly learning from the best. The course begins by exploring the install and troubleshooting common FCP7 problems, and then teaches you to launch the application, and gives a brief overview of the interface. Learners will discover how to use Easy Setup, and review user preferences, system settings, and the menus. When you complete this fantastic Final Cut course, you will have a fundamental understanding of how to get up and running, basic editing techniques, and how to add effects to your projects.

Our courses couldn’t be more convenient, the course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

What skills will I learn?

  • Set up and Install Your Final Cut Pro 7 Software
  • Learn About Sequence Setups, Importing Clips & the Timeline
  • Review the Editing Tools & Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Create Motion Effects and Apply Filters
  • Learn to Work with Your Text

Meet the instructor:

Kevin P McAuliffe is currently a freelance senior level video editor working in HD post production in Toronto, Canada. He has been in the television industry for 12 years, and cuts on Avid Media Composer 4 and Apple’s Final Cut Pro 7. He also spends a chunk of his days in Adobe’s After Effects, which he has been using since version 3.5 (yes, 3.5!). Kevin’s high definition onlining credit list includes concerts for Coldplay, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, Snow Patrol, Sum41, Paul Anka, Il Divo and Pussycat Dolls, to name a few. Also, Kevin is an instructor of Advanced Final Cut Studio at the Toronto Film College.

Course outline:

  • Module 01: System Requirements
  • Module 02: Installing &
  • Module 03: Getting Started
  • Module 04: Basic Editing
  • Module 05: Basic

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.


Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Final Cut Pro 7: Select Topics certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

Career Path:

This excellent Final Cut Pro 5: The Essentials course will qualify you to be a Video Editor. As a Video Editor you can work on a freelance basis or as part of an organisation. The average salary of a Video Editor in the UK is £23,548, and this will go up with experience ( With this course you could fulfil any of the following roles:

  • Videographer
  • Video Editor
  • Final Cut Pro Expert
  • Creative Artworker
  • Editor

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 23
1. System Requirements
1. Setting Up the Install
2. Troubleshooting Common FCP7 Issues
1. Launching FCP7
2. Brief Interface Overview
3. Using Easy Setup to Create Multi-Formatted Sequences
4. Creating Your Own Easy Setup Preset
5. User Preferences
6. System Settings
7. Exploring Menu Items
1. New Sequence Setup, Importing Clips & Timeline Options
2. Changing Sequence Settings to Match Clip Settings
3. Editing Clips into the Timeline
4. Working with Linked Clips
5. Exploring the Editing Tools & Keyboard Shortcuts
1. Basic Motion Effects
2. Applying Filters
3. Realtime vs. Non-realtime Effects
4. Adjusting Effect Attributes
5. Adding Generators
6. Working with Text
7. Safe RT Extreme
8. Credits
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