In Apple Final Cut Pro X, you can cycle through various trim modes by using keyboard shortcuts. Are there any keyboard shortcuts for trimming off a small amount of frames from the head or tail of a clip? Author Nick Harauz demonstrates how to use keyboard shortcuts to both switch between trim modes and trim frames off of the head or tail of a clip.
- In Final Cut Pro X,…we can cycle through various trim modes…by using shortcut keys, and also trim off frames…from the head and tails of our clips.…Let's see how driving edits from our keyboard…can save us a lot of time.…So I'm gonna hop into my 2.5 keyword collection…and double click the project to open it in the timeline.…And here's some more Seattle footage.…Now, I want to let you guys know that,…some of the trimming operations that we've seen…in earlier movie are actually,…we can go into different trim modes…by using keyboard shortcuts.…
So let me give you an example here.…So you can see here that I'm on the edit point…between the second and third clips in my timeline.…What I'm gonna do is press the left square bracket…by itself, and you can see there,…by just pressing the left square bracket,…what I have done is I'm actually into ripple trim mode.…Now if I select the right square bracket,…notice that I have selected the in point…of the incoming clip.…Right, and I'm in ripple trim for that clip.…Next, we have the backslash key.…
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