This two-day class guides you through administering Final Cut Server, Apple’s powerful media asset management and workflow automation software. Featuring deeper integration with Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Server 1.5 lets you find production assets at blazing speeds and automate post-production workflows with ease. The course combines lectures and hands-on case study exercises to provide practical real-world experience.
This course is designed to provide the necessary skills, tools, and knowledge to those who are responsible for implementing and maintaining Final Cut Server systems. It is appropriate for system administrators, technical coordinators, resellers, Apple field employees working with Pro Apps, and technicians working in a post house, studio, or other large facility.
Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:
Overview of Final Cut Server, Understanding Server, Client and Device Paradigms, Understanding Assets, Proxies, Metadata, Productions and Jobs, Installing Final Cut Server, Downloading and Installing the Client Application and
Logging into Final Cut Server
Introducing the Structure of Metadata, Manually Adding Assets, Using the Upload Files Command, Uploading Using Drag and Drop, Using Special Uploads and Uploading a Folder of FilesCreating Assets via Final Cut Pro
Understanding Acquisition Scenarios, Assigning and Using a Local Scratch Drive, Uploading a Final Cut Pro Project, Preparing Final Cut Server, Assigning the Scratch Disk to a Scanned Device, Using Log and Transfer with a Scanned Device and Working with Elements of a ProjectCreating Assets via Scans and Watchers
Using Scans and Watchers, Setting Up a Basic Scan, Breaking Down the Scan, Discovering Video Assets Using Scans, Discovering Audio Assets Using Scans, Discovering Graphic Assets Using Scans, Discovering Assets Using Watchers and Using Sample Media to Trigger the WatchersSearching and Organizing Assets
Structuring Search Queries, Viewing Search Results, Adjusting Search-Results Settings, Customizing Advanced Searches, Utilizing Advanced Search and Creating Smart Searches, Deleting Assets, Locking and Unlocking Assets and Organizing Assets into ProductionsEditing with Final Cut Pro
Preparing Final Cut Server, Adding Final Cut Pro Projects to Final Cut Server, Online Workflow, Offline Edit Proxy Workflow, Adding New Content to a Final Cut Pro Project and Using Version Control
Working with Final Cut Studio Projects, Preparing for Motion, Roundtripping a Motion Project, Working with Graphics Applications, Preparing Final Cut Server, Cataloging Photos, Metadata Mapping, Configuring Custom Metadata Maps, Viewing Custom Metadata, Exporting Metadata as XML, Writing XML Based on Status and Working with Podcast ProducerReviewing and Approving
Adding New Users for Review and Approve, Investigating the Built-In Review and Approve Template, Triggering the Review and Approve Functions, Customizing the Default Template, Associating Metadata Fields, Setting Up Email Responses for Status Change Notification, Configuring Special Permission Sets, Walking Through a Custom Review and Approve Workflow, Using Annotations for Review and Approve and Walking Through a Sample Review and Approve WorkflowDistributing Finished Media
Configuring Settings for Publishing Finished Media, Configuring Job Email Notifications, Configuring Watchers for Delivery, Copying Content from Watchers to Destination Locations, Configuring Metadata Subscriptions for Delivery, Associating and Triggering Responses Using a Metadata Subscription and Using Metadata Subscription for PublishingArchiving
Creating an Archive Device, Archiving Assets, Searching for Archived Assets, Restoring Archived Assets, Automating Archiving and Setting Up the Automated Restore ProcessAdvanced Server Scenarios
Production Scans, Mapping Directory Name Components to Metadata Fields, Changing the Default Views, Optimizing the Database, Using Command-Line Binaries and Advanced Command-Line TasksCertification Exam
Students take an end user exam to earn Apple Certified Pro, Final Cut Server 1.5 Level One status