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Final Cut Pro 7 from Scratch: Become a Great Video Editor

A complete, step-by-step video editing course covering all the basics using Final Cut Pro 7 tutorial! Cheers!

4.50 (81 reviews)


3.5 hours


Feb 2021

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What you will learn

Learn basic video editing skills

Learn the ins and outs of Final Cut


Student lands job after taking this course - read more here.

In this beginning editing course, professional video editor and educational technology guru Phil Ebiner takes you through the basic skills using Final Cut Pro. If you are using another editing software, this course will still be beneficial as the content is universal. Here is what you'll be covering:

  • Story and Editing
  • Final Cut Basics
  • Importing
  • Video Editing Basics
  • Sound
  • Color Correction
  • Titles
  • Special Effects
  • Transitions
  • Green Screen
  • Exporting
  • Landing a Job
  • and more!

Even if you aren't using Final Cut Pro, you should take this course to learn the basics of editing. Phil Ebiner teaches everything you need to know to create a great video for your business, documentary, music video, feature length film, short narrative, etc.

Learn from someone who is currently working in the industry, who knows the most current editing techniques, and who has a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production from one of the country's top film schools.

I look forward to teaching you! Let me know if you have any questions.


Final Cut Pro 7 from Scratch: Become a Great Video Editor
Final Cut Pro 7 from Scratch: Become a Great Video Editor
Final Cut Pro 7 from Scratch: Become a Great Video Editor
Final Cut Pro 7 from Scratch: Become a Great Video Editor


Course Introduction

Intro Video

Supplemental Materials

Supplemental Resources

Editing 101 Presentations


Editing and Story

Final Cut Pro Basics

Program Layout

The Timeline

Basic Tools

Starting a Project


Final Cut Pro Basics Quiz

Video Editing Basics


Subclipping & Marking


Pulling Selects

The Rough Cut


Video Editing Basics Quiz



Audio Leveling

EQ // Equalization


Sound Effects


Sample Music

Audio Quiz

Color Correction

Color Correction vs. Color Grading

White Balancing

White Balancing


Color Grading

Color Correcting Quiz



Intro Title Cards

Lower Third Titles

Lower Thirds

Adding Movement with Keyframes

Effects and Transitions

Effects for a Purpose

Green Screen // Chroma Keying

Green Screen

Video Transitions

The Final Cut

Polishing your Work


Now What?

Landing a Job

Bonus Lecture: Get Any of Phil's Course for Up to 90% Off


Iryna7 March 2021

I am a beginner and takeing this course because Phil is great teacher. It,s my 5th course with him. I have a great result in Premier Pro after course with Phil. All information given with good explanation. Iryna.

Maria8 July 2020

I am a visual artist and a VJ. I am also a junior filmmaker. This editing course is just what I was looking for. I am very excited already :)

Everett27 April 2019

To this point, i will have to review the entire course. Seems as if I do not know anything about editing. Must retake the course from a to z.

Golamrabbi30 July 2018

This course would help if I'm using FCP7 but now I'm using FCP10. Of course, In this course, instructor so informative & nicely completed this course. So, my point is if the instructor updates this course into FCP10 or wish to get an amazing course from only Phil because already completed his Premiere Pro course. Very well explained & Direct to the point. ^_^

Luke25 December 2017

I like that he starts with the foundation. It's important to be reminded of the importance of editing to the whole story-telling process.

Celebrate1 October 2017

Final Cut can be overwhelming - this instructor has the rare ability to break things done (without seeming condescending) so that you really feel you understand a concept. I can't tell you how many times I said to myself "Oh, so THAT is what it means!" - a very clear course

Steve7 August 2017

Very informative course. Well thought out. Good examples. I would recommend it to anyone interested in film editing

Reem9 April 2017

This course is amazing, I've learned so much You're a very good teacher. I really have nothing to say Just keep on doing more courses, You're doing a great job :)

Mario12 February 2017

Because it's getting me exited and i want to move forward and learn all the steps and become good video editor in future

Kim8 April 2016

What a fantastic tutor. I feel like I learned so much within this short online course. He explains everything in a personable way that people can actually understand without feeling patronised or lost. Best £15 I have ever spent! I am a producer and script developer with a lack of confidence in the editing room. It is interesting to hear that editors do pay attention to story arc while editing. Extra proof that this is a blind spot that I am needing to pay more attention to - thank you!

Kenneth29 July 2013

Excellent course, very informative. Looking forward to more in-depth video editing courses from you.

Qin5 October 2012

The explanation philip used is very easy to understand. Thanks a lot! It's time to start my first project.

Nyvrem27 September 2012

Well, what can I say? it's just thanks really specially for making this a free one. Although I admit I have slight idea about editing, I still learned a lot in this course. I just find the "story telling" part lacking, and I do hope you expand on that on your next course (maybe add it here or when you do that Premiere Pro in which I will be looking forward to because that's the one I'm currently using :D.) because frankly, that's where my confidence is lacking really. maybe something like this? http://www.routledge.com/cw/butler-9780415883283/s1/video/ But all in all, I really learned a lot here. thank you very much. have a good day.


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