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Removing material from the primary storyline

From: Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9 Essential Training

Video: Removing material from the primary storyline

So, we know how to add material to the timeline, we know how to move material within the timeline, the last main operation we need to cover is removing material from the timeline. Now there are several methods of doing this which we will explore now. So, I am going to go into 3.7, and let's take a look at our removal methods. Now sometimes you'll just need to remove an entire clip from the sequence and then close the gap behind it. So, say for example I would like to get rid of Justin's interview altogether.

Removing material from the primary storyline

So, we know how to add material to the timeline, we know how to move material within the timeline, the last main operation we need to cover is removing material from the timeline. Now there are several methods of doing this which we will explore now. So, I am going to go into 3.7, and let's take a look at our removal methods. Now sometimes you'll just need to remove an entire clip from the sequence and then close the gap behind it. So, say for example I would like to get rid of Justin's interview altogether.

I am just going to click on the clip and then press the Delete button on the keyboard. When I do this, the clip is extracted and the downstream clips shuffle in to fill in the gap. The duration of the sequence shortens. Let me undo that, Command+Z, and now I'll show you the other basic way to delete material. Rather than extract a clip, which creates no gap, I'll now lift the clip out. So, let say for example, that I like the timing of my sequence, but I want a different shot here, but I am going to search for it later. So, I just want to lift it out.

I am going to select it, and this time I am going to press Shift+Delete, or if I'm on a full-length keyboard, you can just press the Delete key to the left of the Home and End buttons. So, as you see, lifting the clip removes the clip from the sequence and replaces it with a gap clip. When I do this, the Duration of the sequence remains unchanged. Now I can keep editing and then come back and maybe I want to go in when I have some time to find the clip that I'd like to replace there, and maybe I want this clip here of the orchard.

I can just mark it, perform a Replace Edit, and in this case I am able to perform this on my own time, which could be later in the day or even several days later. Well, that's easy enough. Now if I want to remove a partial clip or several clips, I do the same exact thing, but I first had to set in and out points. So I am going to play BD's interview here and like to get rid of the last part of what he says. So, I am going to forward with J, K, and L, and then mark with an in and out points the part I would like to extract.

(BD Dautch: --definitely a movement happening. It's not just here, it's worldwide.) Okay, I think I have got it. (BD Dautch: In a way, like I said, it's a renaissance.) So, I have just marked a portion of this clip, and now I'm going to press the Delete key to extract and just the portion that I marked is gone, and let's take a listen. (BD Dautch: --not just here, it's worldwide. So many people now are aware that getting it directly--) So, it needs a little bit of tweaking, but in general it's okay. Later on I can trim that to get it exactly perfect.

Now just one more thing about deletion, we have just gone over the extracting and lifting methods within the timeline, but what if you want to delete something that's in your event library? Well, if I click on the clip and then press Delete, what happens? It gives it a rejection. So, we have already gone over what a rejection is and that's certainly not deleting the clip. Let me undo that by pressing U or unrate the clip. So, if I want to delete anything in the event library, I right-click and choose Move to Trash.

Now this is actually going to move it to my system's recycle bin so you can get it there if you need it after you delete it. I am not going to delete this right now, but as you can see, it's a right-click, move to trash. Rather than pressing the delete button, you can also press Command+Delete. So, as you can see, removing material is an important process, and it's also very easy to isolate precisely the frames that you want to take away.

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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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