Trimming preferences allow you to customize your edit experience so it fits your personal workflow. What trimming preference options are available for you to change in Apple Final Cut Pro X? In this movie, author Nick Harauz walks you through the trimming preferences menu and points out how you can customize the preferences to fit your needs.
- In this video we're going to look…at the trimming preferences available…in Final Cut Pro X and how they affect…our timeline and playback functionality.…So I'm in my 2.1 keyword collection,…I wanna double-click my 2.1 project to open up the timeline.…And what we're gonna look at now…is a couple trimming preferences…that are available to us in Final Cut Pro X.…So most of these trimming options…are available from the Final Cut Pro menu,…one of them refers to something…called play around which actually…plays around your playhead.…
The idea is that it plays a couple seconds…before and then a couple seconds after.…It's meant for when your playhead…is over edit points.…So let's see how we can adjust that.…I'm gonna go to the Final Cut Pro menu,…go to preferences, and the first thing…that we wanna take a look at is playback,…the tab here.…There's something that refers to pre-roll…and post-roll duration, and that's…what's controlled by the play around.…So the shift, question mark is what…performs the play around, and these two dials…
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