There is a workspace in Apple Final Cut Pro X that is dedicated to the most used trimming functions and it is called the Precision Editor. How can you use the Precision Editor in your workflow? In this movie, Nick Harauz demonstrates how to use the Precision Editor to refine the edit decisions you make.
- [Voiceover] Final Cut Pro X has a dedicated workspace…for performing the most used trimming functions.…Let's take a look at how we could use the Precision Editor…to refine our edit decisions.…So I'm in my 2.9 keyword collection…and I've double-clicked my project…to open it in the timeline,…and there's another handy tool that we can use…for our trimming situations.…What I'd like you guys to do is move actually between…your fourth and fifth clip,…so we're there on the timeline,…I just used my downward arrow keys to get there,…and I'm actually gonna double-click the edit point.…
Once I double-click the edit point…something strange is gonna happen,…your kind of timeline is gonna get split into two,…so I wanna let you know that the clips…that we clicked the edit point,…that's this clip on the left,…and this is this clip on the right.…And what we're seeing, this grey area here,…is actually the clip's handles.…So if you're ever looking to see your clip's handles…in the timeline notice here that we're able to see…this visually in the Precision Editor.…
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