Marking clips and using the Timeline window


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Marking clips and using the Timeline window

Unless you're editing with animation or special effects clips, there are probably many extra fines in your source material, compared with what will get used in the final sequence. So being able to confidently and quickly play, understand, and mark up clips for inclusion in the cut is an essential skill for any editor. In FCP the in and out point markers are down here on the recessed panel. When I mark a clip in the source viewer, the duration of the clip marked is displayed in the top left-hand corner.

In Final Cut I can also drag my in and out point markers directly using the cursor and now my duration has updated. If I have a clip with audio, then I can go to the Stereo tab here to look in more detail of my audio waveform. If the level of the clip is too loud or too quiet, I can adjust it directly here. (Wind blowing/white noise) Down in the Timeline area, if I choose the Timeline pop-up window, it's here that I can switch on Audio Waveforms.

I can also go to the Audio Control but...

Marking clips and using the Timeline window
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Marking clips and using the Timeline window provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Steve Holyhead as part of the Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Avid Media Composer 5.5

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Video
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Final Cut Pro Media Composer
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