Join Abba Shapiro for an in-depth discussion in this video Simplifying your timeline, part of Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9: Narrative Scene Editing.
In this movie we're going to show you how you can clean up and make your storyline a little more efficient.…Go ahead and step into 03-07 single storyline, and you'll see that we have a cut of the show…that's fairly complex with lots of J-cuts and L-cuts and cutaways of B-roll and whatnot.…And it's visually a little bit distracting, and it doesn't allow me to do some key things…that I might want to do, such as roll edits.…So what I'm going to do is select the clips in my timeline and overwrite them down to the main storyline.…
Now you need to be a little bit careful because, if you select everything, including the main…storyline, and you right-click on any of the clips, you'll see that Overwrite to Primary…Storyline is grayed out, and that's because you can't overwrite a storyline to itself.…So go ahead to make sure that doesn't happen.…I'm going to simply click in that gray area to uncheck that.…And I'm going to grab all the clips that are only above my storyline.…Now when I go ahead and I right-click, Overwrite to Primary Storyline is available.…
- Preparing and importing your media
- Evaluating shots and performances
- Incorporating additional assets like images
- Editing a dialog scene
- Adding reaction shots
- Using alternative takes
- Editing a montage
- Selecting and organizing clips
- Enhancing a scene with audio
- Replacing location audio or a dialogue track
- Transitioning between scenes
- Using creative color and effects
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Preparing for the Edit
Preparing the interface4m 2s
2. Understanding the Workflow of Cutting a Narrative Film
Adding assets1m 50s
3. Editing a Dialogue Scene
4. Editing a Montage
5. Editing a Multicamera Shoot
6. Using Audio to Enhance a Scene
7. Finishing Techniques
Next steps2m 2s
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