Join Lonzell Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Deleting gaps within the timeline, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
As you are building up your story in the Timeline, there will be times when you…need to go back and remove clips within the sequence that you no longer have a…need for, which can result in a gap. There is more than one way to fill a gap,…and they largely depend on whether you need the show to remain at a finite…duration, or if you have some leeway and can simply remove the clip without…replacing it with another.…Before we get into filling gaps, make sure that the music tracks are locked,…because all of the video clips that we will be using to fill them with have…associated audio and will overwrite the music.…
Now let's say that you've build your Timeline out to the length that it needs to…be, and discover that at certain clip in the middle of the show has become…irrelevant and it needs to be removed. In order to remove a clip, you can…simply replace it with the Replaced Edit function or perform a Lift or Ripple…Delete. If you are using a standard keyboard, select the clip in the sequence,…
- Adjusting the workspace and preferences for any video creator
- Bringing content in from outside sources, including tape, photos, and iMovie '08 projects
- Creating a story through storyboarding, editing with audio cues, and setting transitions
- Understanding the difference between Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro
- Using LiveType 2 to create engaging titles and credit rolls
- Performing background replacements with chroma keying
- Creating effects with FX plug-ins
Skill Level Beginner
Q: After changing the Mac OS X Expose keys to dashes as instructed in the tutorial, the Expose keys -F9, F10, and F11- retain their Expose functions and override the Final Cut keyboard shortcuts. Why have the keys kept their original functions?
A: After setting the Expose Settings to dashes, go into the Mac OS X System Preferences and choose Keyboard. Once there, click on the Keyboard tab, then click to check the box "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys.” This should release F9, F10, and F11 from their Expose functions and allow them to be uses as editing keys in Final Cut.
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1. Getting Started with Final Cut Express
2. Understanding the Interface
3. Importing Footage
4. Putting the Story Together
5. Fine-Tuning the Edits
6. Editing the Audio
7. Adding Video Transitions
Adjusting video transitions5m 27s
8. Correcting Color
9. Creating Effects
10. Adding Titles
11. Delivering the Story
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