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Learn how to build and refine your story with the redesigned editing toolset in Final Cut Pro X. In this course, author Ashley Kennedy focuses on getting you comfortable with each aspect of the editing process in Final Cut—from preparation and organization, to editing and refining, to audio and effects, to media management and exporting. Each stage of the postproduction workflow is explained thoroughly and concisely, and uses real-world examples from both narrative and documentary workflows.
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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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