Apple Final Cut Pro X’s default selection tool is radically different from the default selection tool found in Final Cut Pro 7. What do you do if you want to move around clips like the default selection tool did in Final Cut Pro 7? Author Nick Harauz demonstrates how to use the position tool to move clips around the timeline in Final Cut Pro X.
- Final Cut Pro X's default selection tool…is radically different than the default tool…in Final Cut Pro 7.…However, if you're looking to move clips…in a way that is similar to Final Cut Pro 7,…we can actually access the position tool.…Let's see how both of these tools work…and grab a strong understanding of each them.…So I'm going to select my 2.3 keyword collection…and double-click the project to open it.…A handy key that I like to use sometimes…to spread out the length of the project…to the timeline is Shift + Z.…
It just fits the contents in there.…Another handy tool sometimes,…if I want to shorten the size of these clips,…just to keep in mind that under here…if you click on this little film badge,…I can minimize the height of my clips…just so I can see more…inside of my timeline view at the time.…I can also change how much audio waveforms…I see on my clips if I need to have that.…So the default selection tool…versus the position tool,…one thing when people moved over from Final Cut Pro 7…to Final Cut Pro X…was how radically different the position…
Join Nick Harauz as he demonstrates advanced techniques for shortening clips, trimming video, and selecting ranges on clips. He shows you how to extend edits, deal with connected clips, compare cuts, use dynamic trimming, and more. Along the way, he includes shortcut commands, so you can expedite your workflow, driving all your editing from the keyboard. To ensure you're ready to use his tips in the real-world, he wraps up the course by going through two examples, cutting dialogue and cutting documentary footage in the timeline.
- Extending edits
- Splitting edits
- Lifting clips
- Comparing cuts
- Working with video from multiple cameras
- Overlapping footage
- Moving between edit points
- Trimming numerically
- Trimming dynamically
- Using the Precision Editor