Join Lonzell Watson for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Trim Edit window, part of Final Cut Express 4 Essential Training.
Another way to trim clips in your sequence is to use the Trim Edit window.…Just double-click on any edit point with the Selection tool to open the window.…And this time we are going to move it at a point in real-time. I am going to…double-click on the fifth edit point in the sequence. Now by default the Trim…Edit window performs a rolling trim, like we used before by dragging either the…in or out-points in the Scrub area. And as you can see, we have the outgoing…clip on the left and the incoming clip on the right.…You can also perform a Ripple Edit by choosing to trim only one side of the…edit at a time, by clicking either of the outgoing or incoming clip. The green…bar above the window lets you know which side is active. By clicking closer to…the divide in the middle, the cursor has turned back in to the Roll tool and…you can click once to select both sides of the edit again.…
At the bottom of the window you can choose to either Trim Back five frames, or…just one frame. And on the other side, you can Trim Forward five frames or just…
- 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.
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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