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Performing video- and audio-only edits

From: Final Cut Pro X Essential Training

Video: Performing video- and audio-only edits

So far we have been exploring how to perform edits to the primary storyline in various ways. Now if you have noticed, we have been cutting both video and audio in at the same time. Sometimes, however, you need to perform video-only or audio-only edits. So in this movie, we'll take a look at how and when you would want to do this. All right, so I am going to go into exercise 3.5, and as you can see, we're kind of in the same shape that we were in the last movie.

Performing video- and audio-only edits

So far we have been exploring how to perform edits to the primary storyline in various ways. Now if you have noticed, we have been cutting both video and audio in at the same time. Sometimes, however, you need to perform video-only or audio-only edits. So in this movie, we'll take a look at how and when you would want to do this. All right, so I am going to go into exercise 3.5, and as you can see, we're kind of in the same shape that we were in the last movie.

I want to replace this first shot with the close-up of the orange before we get into the Orange grove. So, I am going to go into Farm to Table Event and Scenery, and let's go ahead and mark this shot again in and out right there. And this time instead of just watching it, I want you to listen. All right, so I'll press Forward Slash. (video playing) All right, so a very loud crow. We might not want to include that in our edit.

So let's perform a video-only edit. All right, so what I'm going to do is come down to this little menu here and instead of All with the keyboard shortcut of Shift+1, I am going to choose Video Only with a keyboard shortcut of Shift+2, and notice that Audio Only is Shift+3. So Video Only, and what I am going to do is actually just insert this right here, because I want to show you what happens when you perform a replace. So while we would want to perform a replace here, I am just going to hold off just a little bit so that I can show you the proper way.

All right, so we have got a video-only edit set up. I am going to press W, and you'll notice that I don't have any audio waveform here, and if I play this, we don't have any audio. Now if I would have gone ahead and performed the Replace edit, drag, drop and Replace, notice that it doesn't work. The Video Only Edit is not honored, I still get audio when I perform the Replace Edit. All right, so let's go ahead and just remove this one, we want to keep this one.

We're going to talk about removing material a little bit later in the course but I just want to get rid of this for now. I'm just going to click on it and press Delete. So now my first short is Video Only, and I'm going to need to obviously replace this with some type of audio underneath the video. Now I'm going to show you a really quick way to fix this, something we'll go into much more detail in a future movie, but I am going to perform just a quick and dirty fix right now. I am going to just double-click on the audio part of this clip, and it basically breaks apart these elements.

Now I can just drag this over and the audio from my Orange grove shot is now under the video from my Orange close-up. Okay, so again, this is something we'll go into much more detail a little bit later, but I did want to put some sort of audio underneath this shot for now. So, let's go ahead and take a listen. (video playing) All right, so we have got that very loud crow out of the way and everything is looking pretty smooth.

Just a reminder, when you need to go back to editing both video and audio, you need to press Shift+1, so now I am back to editing both, and as you can see, it's quite easy to isolate the video or audio that you want to include in each edit. Now in most other track-based editing programs, this operation is performed by enabling and disabling track selectors, but in Final Cut Pro X we make these decisions by the touch of a key.

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  1. 6m 16s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      5m 16s
  2. 23m 30s
    1. Understanding the world of nonlinear editing
      5m 2s
    2. Understanding how FCP X works: A new take on story creation
      1m 48s
    3. Taking a tour of the FCP X interface
      8m 59s
    4. Accessing additional tools
      6m 23s
    5. Getting to know the projects for this course
      1m 18s
  3. 24m 41s
    1. Creating and organizing events from scratch
      5m 20s
    2. Organizing footage with keywords and ratings
      8m 19s
    3. Performing searches and creating Smart Collections
      4m 59s
    4. Displaying event data
      6m 3s
  4. 42m 11s
    1. Playing and marking clips in preparation for editing
      7m 16s
    2. Understanding different types of editing tools
      6m 20s
    3. Making the first edits: Using Insert and Append edits
      7m 31s
    4. Changing shots: Using Overwrite and Replace edits
      5m 54s
    5. Performing video- and audio-only edits
      3m 45s
    6. Moving clips within the primary storyline: Swapping shots and creating gaps
      3m 28s
    7. Removing material from the primary storyline
      3m 44s
    8. Understanding timeline navigation: Snapping, skimming, zooming, and panning
      4m 13s
  5. 23m 58s
    1. Trimming clips: Using the Ripple tool
      9m 9s
    2. Manipulating transitions: Using the Roll tool
      5m 36s
    3. Changing clip content and position: Performing Slip and Slide edits
      5m 40s
    4. Using the Precision Editor for fine trimming control
      3m 33s
  6. 14m 2s
    1. Connecting clips to the primary storyline
      7m 0s
    2. Understanding the features and limitations of Connected Clips
      3m 40s
    3. Working with secondary storylines
      3m 22s
  7. 31m 23s
    1. Adjusting the audio level and channel configuration via the Inspector
      8m 47s
    2. Keyframing audio in the timeline
      4m 57s
    3. Repairing audio problems automatically
      5m 25s
    4. Adjusting audio EQ
      4m 46s
    5. Recording audio
      4m 4s
    6. Syncing audio from multiple sources
      3m 24s
  8. 25m 6s
    1. Nesting and breaking apart clips
      4m 1s
    2. Performing quick extractions using Top and Tail edits
      6m 16s
    3. Auditioning clips to try multiple editing options
      4m 9s
    4. Working with markers
      4m 57s
    5. Customizing the keyboard and workspace
      5m 43s
  9. 14m 28s
    1. Syncing your multicam group clips
      6m 47s
    2. Performing a multicam edit
      3m 53s
    3. Refining the multicam edit
      3m 48s
  10. 1h 26m
    1. Working with basic motion effects: Transform, Crop, and Distort
      10m 32s
    2. Using motion effects with still photos and graphics
      6m 25s
    3. Adding and adjusting transition effects
      7m 46s
    4. Adding and adjusting video effects
      6m 26s
    5. Adding and adjusting audio effects
      4m 30s
    6. Keyframing video and audio effects over time
      6m 18s
    7. Copying and pasting effect properties
      4m 15s
    8. Creating and adjusting titles
      7m 18s
    9. Working with generator effects
      6m 46s
    10. Adding animated themes
      4m 7s
    11. Creating freeze frames
      3m 51s
    12. Using speed effects to retime clips
      8m 2s
    13. Working with layered Photoshop files
      6m 19s
    14. Understanding rendering options and preferences
      4m 4s
  11. 36m 15s
    1. Analyzing footage for problems
      3m 49s
    2. Following a proper color correction workflow
      10m 29s
    3. Apply multiple color corrections to clips
      3m 41s
    4. Using color correction templates
      3m 11s
    5. Using automatic color correction tools
      6m 15s
    6. Performing secondary color correction with color masks
      4m 30s
    7. Performing color correction adjustments using shape masks
      4m 20s
  12. 18m 54s
    1. Taking a closer look at the import and analysis options
      5m 56s
    2. Importing from cards and file-based cameras
      4m 14s
    3. Importing iMovie projects and events
      1m 58s
    4. Capturing from tape
      3m 18s
    5. Making a tape archive
      3m 28s
  13. 16m 13s
    1. Managing events between different drives and destinations
      6m 13s
    2. Managing render files
      2m 56s
    3. Collaborating and archiving
      7m 4s
  14. 34m 38s
    1. Sharing projects using presets
      7m 41s
    2. Exporting a hi-res QuickTime movie
      3m 46s
    3. Using Compressor to export with custom settings
      7m 54s
    4. Exporting a still image
      1m 22s
    5. Exporting to DVD or Blu-ray with chapter markers
      5m 33s
    6. Exporting stems out of the timeline using roles
      8m 22s
  15. 14m 1s
    1. Solving offline media problems
      10m 29s
    2. Troubleshooting data and settings corruption problems
      3m 32s
  16. 3m 28s
    1. Next steps
      3m 28s

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