Having worked for many television stations and churches, I have been blessed to learn many different editing systems. From Avid, to Sony and to Harris velocity; they pretty much are all the same but the features use different names. One editing system that did a complete overhaul was Final Cut Pro X. Though critics have panned its initial release, Apple has made necessary upgrades to make this program a contender.
Learning this program was a bit of a challenge for me at first, but now it is so much easier than it competitors. The online community has been so helpful teaching this app from Finalcutking.com to priemiumbeat.com. One website that I highly recommend is Izzyvideo.com. They have a whole section on FCP X tutorials, with a detailed table of contents. This is probably the most effective free video tutorial on this program for beginners. But don’t take my word for it, just go to the website and see for yourself.