September 26, 2011 in Tips and How To (E)
[prMac.com] Toronto, Canada - Infinite Skills Inc., producer of e-learning and professional software training videos, has released a tutorial video course for Apple Final Cut Pro X, the reboot of one of the world's most popular video editing systems. Featuring onscreen walkthroughs by longtime trainer and multimedia specialist Andy Anderson, the course demonstrates traditional editing techniques within Final Cut's magnetic timeline interface.
"The Final Cut Pro X tutorial really highlights the benefit of professional training," said Chris Johns, content coordinator for Infinite Skills. "When new users are just starting out and when experienced users need to adapt quickly to changes in the products they use every day, that's where our solutions really shine."
New Final Cut Pro users can take in the whole course, learning the basics of video editing as they work within the Final Cut Pro interface. At the same time, the Final Cut Pro X tutorial is specifically designed to help professional video editors adopt the new program into their workflow easily and efficiently by allowing them to access individual, targeted training videos at any point.
Final Cut Pro X has been touted by Apple Inc. and many analysts as a significant shift in the interface design for video editing software. At the same time, the changes have generated criticism from users accustomed to traditional workflows and certain features Apple has discontinued. The Infinite Skills tutorial targets this potential gap in the user experience, greatly reducing the learning deficit involved in using the new version.
"We've designed it so that editors can use our videos as they are actually in the software, working in a real world editing process," Johns said.
The tutorial course covers the fundamental areas of video production such as importing footage, making cuts and transitions, working with audio tracks, and integrating Final Cut Pro projects with external applications. While it addresses all the new features of Final Cut Pro X, the tutorial stays focused on issues most vital to production workflows, thoroughly exploring all major aspects of the editing process.
The Infinite Skills Final Cut Pro X video features tutor Andy Anderson, a star in the world of technology training. In addition to his decade of experience authoring software training videos and numerous books, Anderson has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Disney in helping their employees master professional creative and productivity software.
In these tutorials, Anderson guides users through the new interface based on a "magnetic timeline" that replaces the track-based timelines of older editing systems. This interface is designed to streamline the editing process and significantly increase time-efficiency, and the tutorials go through both its advantages and challenges. Other features include new keyword organization tools, a match color feature, and the ability manipulate motion graphics while remaining in the viewer.
Pricing and Availability:
The Infinite Skills Final Cut tutorial, with its modular, task-based lessons, provides a customizable experience for users who want to accelerate their learning as they get the most out of Final Cut Pro X. The hands-on training ships on a Mac and Windows-compatible DVD-ROM or as an instant download from the company's website. With 142 separate lessons, the course retails for $99.95 (USD) and is available to customers worldwide. A complete list of all topics covered and 15 free lessons can be found on the Final Cut Pro X tutorial product page.
Based in Toronto, Canada, Infinite Skills strives to be the leading provider of software tutorial solutions and interactive training online. Combining key content partnerships with a professional in-house production division, the company offers courses for the world's leading design applications, productivity software and programming languages. Copyright (C) 2011 Infinite Skills Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.