Introduction to editing with Final Cut Pro X – Saturday workshop


This course is the first day of our new 2 day editing workshop. Both days focus on different aspects of the editing process.

Each day is self contained, but there is a discount for those who choose to attend both.

Own laptops and editing media are optional, though desirable if you have access – we do not provide hardware or software in these workshops.

Final Cut Pro X has redefined the post-production process for journalists and video professionals. Until now all non-linear editing systems were based on film editing.

FCP X works with new paradigms from tapeless workflows. The workshop will step you through this revolutionary new way of editing by taking you through an edit from start to finish.

 We’ll look at how to import and organise your media, create a rough cut, trim and cut, add music/effects/titles and voice over, colour correct and export for multiple platforms.  


  • Importing / transcoding files,
  • Creating events,
  • Keywords,
  • Grouping clips
  • Reviewing media,
  • Marking.


Sequencing Clips

  • Magnetic timeline,
  • Adding clips to the timeline,
  • Clip timing,
  • Auditioning,
  • Story lines and compound clips.


Adjusting Video

  • Speed,
  • Scaling,
  • Cropping,
  • Distorting,
  • Keyframing.
  • Text


Music & Audio 

  • Editing / Enhancement,
  • Recording V/O


  • Template effects,
  • Adjusting effects.
  • Colour correction,
  • Auto balancing / matching colour,
  • Manual correction.


  • Quicktime / Apple devices /  Vimeo / Youtube,
  • Compressor.


Trainer: Simon Ruben

Simon is an award winning freelance editor and video trainer with over seven years of broadcast experience across a range of genres.

Simon has designed and delivered popular courses for the Frontline Club since 2007 including Final Cut Pro, Compressor, DVDSP, Motion. He has also tailored courses for, Save The Children, Medecins Sans Frontiers, Soho Editors and the NUJ.

Simon has an MA in Mythology from Bristol University and found digital story telling to be the perfect vehicle for his academic and narrative passion.