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Complete training for Apple Final Cut Pro 7: Select Topics is a collection of tutorials that address some of the fundamentals of setting up and using Apple Final Cut Pro 7. Presenter Kevin McAuliffe, who teaches Final Cut Studio at the Toronto Film College, will show you how you can get started using this powerful editing tool. The tutorials begin with setting up the install & troubleshooting common FCP7 problems. Then you’ll launch the application, get a brief overview of the interface, discover how to use Easy Setup, review user preferences, system settings, and the menus.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. 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).

Who is it for?

  • Film students
  • Videographers
  • Video editors
  • Bloggers
  • Aspiring media editors
  • Creatives
  • Graphic designers

Course outline

This course is comprised of the following modules:

  • Module 1: System Requirements
  • Module 2: Installing & Troubleshooting
  • Module 3: Getting Started
  • Module 4: Basic Editing
  • Module 5: Basic Effects 

Course Duration:

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time. 

Method of Assessment: 

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.


Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Final Cut Pro 7: Select Topics.

Entry Requirement:

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

Career Path:

Learn the key basics involved in setting up Apple Final Cut Pro 7 and using it effectively as well. You will learn the best way to start using this tool to edit. Learn how to get an overview of the interface and set it up easily. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to www.payscale.uk, some of the key job positions along with the average UK salary per annum you can go for after completing this course will be as follows.

  • Film / Video Editor – £24,007 per annum
  • Production editor – £24,198 per annum
  • Graphic designers – £21,956 per annum
  • Video editors – £23,994 per annum
  • Videographers – £23,073 per annum

Presenter Information:

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 Curriculum

1. System Requirements 00:00:00
1. Setting Up the Install 00:00:00
2. Troubleshooting Common FCP7 Issues 00:00:00
1. Launching FCP7 00:00:00
2. Brief Interface Overview 00:00:00
3. Using Easy Setup to Create Multi-Formatted Sequences 00:00:00
4. Creating Your Own Easy Setup Preset 00:00:00
5. User Preferences 00:00:00
6. System Settings 00:00:00
7. Exploring Menu Items 00:00:00
1. New Sequence Setup, Importing Clips & Timeline Options 00:00:00
2. Changing Sequence Settings to Match Clip Settings 00:00:00
3. Editing Clips into the Timeline 00:00:00
4. Working with Linked Clips 00:00:00
5. Exploring the Editing Tools & Keyboard Shortcuts 00:00:00
1. Basic Motion Effects 00:00:00
2. Applying Filters 00:00:00
3. Realtime vs. Non-realtime Effects 00:00:00
4. Adjusting Effect Attributes 00:00:00
5. Adding Generators 00:00:00
6. Working with Text 00:00:00
7. Safe RT Extreme 00:00:00
8. Credits 00:00:00

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