Final Cut Pro X Tutorials

A strong recommendation for the excellent and free Final Cut Pro X training video modules provided by Izzy Hayman - by David R. Beebe
As 2011 comes to a close, I find I am between video edit projects and thought it might be the time to consider upgrading from the very familiar Final Cut Express to the new Final Cut Pro X. With an entirely new GUI and workflow, it seemed a bit overwhelming. While Apple shows workshops for FCPX, there are none offered at either the Tampa or Brandon stores. Before deciding to stay put and start my next project with the tried-and-true FCE, I did a Google search for FCPX Tutorials. One of the top hits was to an incredibly useful and well made series of online video tutorials by Izzy Hyman. If you are looking for an overview to get you well on your way to using FCPX effectively, point your browser to for the free series of 25 lessons. You will not be disappointed! You can pay to download local copies of the training and exercise material if you want to take it with you on location. For just a little bit more, you can buy a 6 month membership and have access to over 150 training videos that cover not just editing but camera work, lighting and audio too. So in summary, I'll paraphrase recent credit card advertisements:

Learning FCPX basics in an entertaining way, free. Using FCPX, $300. Adding Compressor, $49. Being able to replace Toast for producing DVDs and BDs, priceless!

3/9/12 Update: Not for free but there is a huge library of instructional videos for a wide variety of apps at Mac Pro Video. Membership is $25/mth or $200/yr.