You can accomplish a lot when editing with the default tool in Apple Final Cut Pro X. What if you wanted to trim the end of a clip based on where your playhead is in the timeline? In this movie, author Nick Harauz will demonstrate how to do top and tail edits by using keyboard shortcuts to trim the end or beginning of a clip.
- While you can accomplish a lot of trimming…using the default selection tool,…there are two magic shortcuts that allow you to trim…the start or end of your clip based on…where your play head is.…The best part about it is there's no need…to even select the clip.…Let's take a look at this action in detail.…So we're in Chapter 1.1.…We're going to find that project in the projects event.…You're going to see a little warning icon here,…don't worry about it,…everything is connected into your project.…But this usually comes up if there's missing media,…or there's a problem with the project.…
But we are good to go.…We're going to go into the 1.1 events…and we're going to double-click the 1.1 project…to open in the timeline.…And as you can see I have some footage…of an aerialist here that we'll be working with…and trimming in our project.…The end results through these trimming activities,…you can use it now or later,…is to try to get the footage down to the length of the music…and you can do that at any time you want…as you're working through this course.…
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