This is amazing. Within days of the release of Apple's new video editing software, Izzy from IzzyVideo has already created and launched a detailed, full-scale Final Cut Pro X video tutorial series. The series is 2 hours, 39 minutes long, and is broken up into 26 different chapters like Overview of the Interface, The Precision Editor, and Managing Your Media Projects. Oh, and best of all... it's completely free.

If you're not familiar with Izzy, you should know off the bat that his videos are excellent. His voice is clear and he has a great knowledgeable presence, and he's very good about doling out his advice in a logical and natural way. It's not surprising, really... IzzyVideo is a video tutorial website. There are over 150 video tutorials on his site, on topics ranging from lighting techniques to video editing. It's what he does best.

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This is a pretty great resource, just because there are more users venturing into video editing every day. It's even more valuable because of how different Final Cut Pro X is from previous versions--it's gotten mixed marks in early reviews. So Izzy, who is actually pretty high on the new version of Final Cut Pro, has created this series to help guide frustrated users through the various changes in the software.

Here's a sample of one of the videos (this is the Overview of the Interface chapter):

He's even bundled all the video he uses in the tutorials as a downloadable add-on, so the viewer can follow along and edit the same exact clips they see in his videos.

I highly recommend you check out the whole thing if you're interested in learning how to use Final Cut Pro X to its full potential. The price tag ($0) makes it pretty hard to resist.

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  • Livia Duguay

    Love, love it!!!!

  • Nathyn Masters

    Great tutorial guys.

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  • Walter Berrospi

    I just like your tutorial.

  • Mark

    I have been a member of all things Izzy for a couple years... very helpful indeed. He does know stuff and presents it in a real person kinda way... nice.

  • Bill Schanck

    Can you import video clips from Lightroom?

  • Gary Hutcherson

    Hi , Where do I get the practice files for the final cut x tutorial?

    • Ryan Hall

      Looks like you have to be a member of his website then you can gain access to his tutorial content.

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  • Detroitfilm Doc

    Thanks for the link.

  • Dusty Jones

    Is it just me or do other editors out there hate Final Cut Pro's new interface? It seems like they are catering to all the casual (iMovie) video editors. I don't like it. Not that I don't like change, just not going backwards change. It makes more sense to build off of what editors are already used to and love about FCP's past interface. That's my opinion anyway! I hate the interface!

    • Kelsey Jones

      I couldn't agree with you more MR. LEE.

    • Jeremy Johnston

      Sorry. I guess I've gotten used to iMovie and I wouldn't mind that interface for fcp. It is more intuitive to me than fce which I have. I find Vegas more intuitive as well... But, I'm amd audio guy, what do I know? ;)

    • Nate Wooldridge

      I hate the new interface. Ive been a videographer/editor for 9 years and have used Final Cut Pro for the past 5 of those years. First thing I thought of was imovie when I saw it. I dont have time to sit here and learn another way to edit especially when its been catered to beginners in the first place. What are we gunna do though....

  • VideoLeadsOnline

    Jeremy... thanks for the article. I'm heading off to the site to check out more of the tutorials. I'll be on the look out for other "typos"...BTW, when we find them, we can kindly email them to the author and usually that works best! ;-)

  • Nick Kypros

    Very nice Izzy, keep up the good work.

    • Greg Jason Burke

      Can final cut x die now?

  • Spell Checker

    Hey Jeremy, you write for a living? It's doling, not dolling. Root word is dole, not doll.

    • Jeremy Scott

      Yes. And I'm also the first writer in history to have a typo (and one that spell checker doesn't catch either). Thankfully, we have readers like you.

    • Grant Crowell

      I think we need software programs that not only do auto-correct our spelling errors, but can also call us a dick. That seems to motivate me.

  • E.j. Macaranas

    Still won't make me hate Apple for killing FCP.

    • Tushar Singal

      Well, FCPX has been regarded as pretty bad by FCP veterans. Its shrouded in rumors, which is what makes people think bad about it. Apple cleared up pretty much most of the rumors that make everyone hate FCPX, but how many people do you think know?