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Creating compound clips as an alternative to nested sequences

From: Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X

Video: Creating compound clips as an alternative to nested sequences

In this next movie, we're going to take a look at compound clips. So go ahead and step into the project file. Now what a compound clip allows you to do is create a nest. Yes, you heard me right me right, a nest. You're probably used to creating nest in Final cut Pro 7. Well, that's exactly what a compound clip allows you to do. Group a bunch of clips together and work with them as a unit. If I wanted to nest these clips together, if I wanted to make them into a compound clip, I simply select all the clips that I want to put into my nest into my compound clip, right- click and select New Compound Clip.

Creating compound clips as an alternative to nested sequences

In this next movie, we're going to take a look at compound clips. So go ahead and step into the project file. Now what a compound clip allows you to do is create a nest. Yes, you heard me right me right, a nest. You're probably used to creating nest in Final cut Pro 7. Well, that's exactly what a compound clip allows you to do. Group a bunch of clips together and work with them as a unit. If I wanted to nest these clips together, if I wanted to make them into a compound clip, I simply select all the clips that I want to put into my nest into my compound clip, right- click and select New Compound Clip.

The keyboard shortcut for this is Option+G. And you'll notice in my timeline, this looks exactly like a single clip. And if I wanted to, I could move this around. I'm going to grab it and drag it all the way to the beginning of my show just to see how it looks and it simply pushes everything else downstream. Now much like a nest, if I want to go inside and make changes, it's a simple as double-clicking and now I'm back inside of my nest or inside of my compound clip and I can go ahead and make changes. I can move this clip further downstream, maybe I'll grab the edge of this clip and I'll ripple it.

And then if I want to step back outside of my nest, I go to the upper left-hand side of my Timeline, click on the left arrow and I'm back inside my original timeline. Another really cool feature of a compound clip is I can copy it and paste it into another project. Let's go ahead and do that. I'm going to select the compound clip, hit Command+C, we'll step back into our project files and create a new project file. In this case, I'm going to simply hit the Plus. I'll hit OK, and now that I have an empty project file, I'll hit Command+V and there is my compound clip.

And once again, just like in a nest, if I wanted to get inside and make changes, I'll simply double-click. And to step back outside I'll use this arrow. As you see, a compound clip is a lot like a nest, so if you're coming from Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X is not that different.

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Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X

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  1. 4m 13s
    1. Welcome
      1m 18s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 55s
  2. 16m 47s
    1. Touring the new interface
      7m 58s
    2. Running Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X on the same machine
      4m 45s
    3. Preferences and settings
      4m 4s
  3. 37m 12s
    1. Importing and analyzing media from a folder on your computer
      7m 47s
    2. Importing media from a camera storage card
      3m 54s
    3. Importing video from a tape-based camera
      3m 12s
    4. Organizing media in the Event Library
      6m 31s
    5. Organizing and keywording clips
      10m 1s
    6. Viewing clips in the Event Library
      5m 47s
  4. 59m 20s
    1. Creating and managing projects
      6m 45s
    2. Performing basic edits in the Primary Storyline
      8m 36s
    3. Editing in the timeline, including Ripple, Roll, Slip, and Slide edits
      6m 36s
    4. Adding and adjusting audio
      9m 21s
    5. Editing B-roll with connected clips
      5m 0s
    6. Creating compound clips as an alternative to nested sequences
      2m 13s
    7. Legacy editing paradigms
      3m 31s
    8. Fine-tuning with the Precision Editor and performing three-point edits
      6m 22s
    9. Using favorites to create subclips
      6m 54s
    10. Using markers
      4m 2s
  5. 38m 45s
    1. Adding and adjusting transitions
      8m 22s
    2. Creating titles
      7m 13s
    3. Applying motion effects to clips
      7m 34s
    4. Retiming clips to create speed effects and creating freeze frames
      7m 11s
    5. Making color corrections
      8m 25s
  6. 14m 17s
    1. Exporting from Final Cut Pro X
      6m 11s
    2. Advanced exporting using Compressor
      2m 10s
    3. Collaboration and archiving
      5m 56s
  7. 3m 26s
    1. Next steps
      3m 26s

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