Apple Final Cut Pro X gives you the ability to separate clips from the primary storyline so you can better overlap footage. An example of this is covering an interview with b-roll. In this movie, author Nick Harauz walks you through how to separate clips from the primary storyline to best overlap footage in Apple Final Cut Pro X.
- Final Cut Pro X allows you to separate clips…from the primary storyline to better overlap footage.…For example, this could work if you're working…on a documentary where you want the b-roll…to be above the person being interviewed.…Let's take a look at how we can move clips…above and edit them.…So I'm in the 1.7 keyword collection,…and I'm going to double click the project just to open it.…Okay, and here is just some footage of a yoga studio,…and what I'd like is this third clip here.…
Rather than play independently,…overlap some of this interview footage,…so let me just playback what we have.…Can see there, I'll hit L to speed that up a bit…'til we get to the interview.…- You find a good teacher, they really can incorporate…everything that you would want into the yoga class,…and so.…- [Voiceover] So what I'd like to do…is rather than have this completely be silent…is to actually just overlap these two clips here.…So a way of doing that is to actually lift this up…from the primary storyline where a gap will be placed…
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