Final Cut, currently in its 7th version, is the most widespread proprietary editing software in the US market. Most universities can provide access to computers with Final Cut installed. While it is more complicated than Windows Movie Maker and iMovie, it is professional-grade software and can do lots of great things. It runs only on Mac OS X version 10.5.6 or later.
If you don’t yet have brand new version 7, watch these to learn about Final Cut Pro 6:
To import files into Final Cut 6:
To edit film with Final Cut 6:
To export and make your film web-ready:
There are also excellent tutorials covering many aspects of brand new Final Cut Pro 7 on Lynda.com. If you’re looking for information on importing, try here and here. Help with exporting is here. For everything in between, just click the link above and view the list.
What’s Next? Start Editing