The range selection tool is a great way to not only remove content from your timeline in Apple Final Cut Pro, but also can be used to trim both the head and tail of a clip simultaneously. How does this work? In this movie, author Nick Harauz demonstrates how to use the range selection tool to edit the head and tail of a clip at the same time.
- Using the range selection tool…can be a great way to remove content from your timeline…and even trim the head and tail of a clip simultaneously.…Let's see how we can use range selection…and how it can help us trim and remove unwanted content…from our Final Cut Pro X projects.…So I'm in my 1.4 keyword collection…and I've double-clicked my 1.4 project to open it up…and I want to use range selection in this case…to basically remove let's say…the top and tail of a clip simultaneously.…
So range selection's quite an amazing tool.…I'm just kind of, as you can see,…scrubbing through this clip to get a sense for its action…and what I'd like to do is sort of just keep from this point…to right around here.…So I want to make a range selection around that area.…One way to get better handle over the range…is just to zoom in onto your timeline.…So I'll hit Command equals a couple times to zoom in…and from my toolbar,…this time I'm just gonna select the range selection tool.…R is an easy way to select it as well.…
So I'm gonna go to this point right around here…
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