Join Jeff I. Greenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Slipping/sliding/nudging clips on the timeline, part of Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X.
- Slipping, sliding and nudging, oh my. Let's come down to this timeline. This is the Tahoe montage here. I'm going to click on this clip. Now we've seen we can move it around directly. And of course that magnetic timelines opening and closing. If I want to move it just a little bit left and right, for that I need a particular type of ability. And that's the ability to slide in on the timeline. Now I'm going to go use the tool for this. So I'm going to come up and take the trim tool. That's the letter "t". And when I click on the clip, if you notice the icon on the clip is changed.
When I click here it's showing you the inside of the clip. If I hold down the option key it's showing you the outside of the clip. So this is a slide, that was an option click and I can use my left and right brackets or with the shift key and it goes faster. When I click and I drag option key. Click and drag. Sadly it's not showing you the first and last frame on either side but it's showing you, you can quickly slide this on the timeline. When I click on it without the option key, it lets me slip the clip.
I'm going to click and drag and you can see i'm changing the first frame and the last frame of that clip and you can actually see the icons. Let's make those pictures a little bit bigger, so we can really see that, there we go. When I click and drag you can see that I'm slipping this clip here. What makes this really impressive is visually when I click and drag here you're not only seeing the pop-up monitor but you can actually see it slip the clip here on the timeline. You can tell that it's moving frames to the left or the right. Yes your keys will totally work. That's the right and left bracket.
And if you hold down the shift key, you can see it move so much faster cause it's moving more than one frame. The last little part about this is if I switch back to my arrow key, "a" for arrow, when I click on a clip the left and right brackets behave exactly like slip does. So while slip is un-intuitive, "t" to trim, click on the clip, oh wait you have to remember to option click. You don't need to get here to slide the clip up and down the timeline. To slide the clip up and down the timeline you just need to have a clip selected.
Oh cool feature, "c" for clip selects the clip. And then you can just use your comma and your period with or without the shift key to slide something on the timeline. If you wanted to move this on the timeline and leave a gap, well that's when you would hit the "p" for your position tool. And now when I move it or if I use my comma or my period, you can see it's technically overwriting and leaving a gap as I work. But most of the time what you want to be able to do is slide the clip up and down the timeline.
- Touring the Final Cut Pro X interface
- Running Final Cut Pro 7 and X on the same machine
- Ingesting footage
- Browsing and organizing media
- Adjusting metadata
- New editing methods (including working with connected clips)
- Timeline editing (including trim, split, slip, slide, and nudge edits)
- Mixing audio
- Adding and adjusting effects and transitions
- Creating titles
- Applying motion effects to clips
- Performing color corrections
- Compressing and exporting video