Advanced trim methods: Slide mode


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Advanced trim methods: Slide mode

Another very useful advanced trim method is Slide, which allows you to change a shot's position but not its content or duration. It's a great tool for moving clips back and forth within the larger structure of the sequence. And especially a useful method for positioning cut-away shots. Sliding a shot means you change the position of a shot between two adjacent shots. When you do this the handles of the adjacent shots fill the space left by the middle sliding shot. Let's take a look at a little animation so that we can understand this.

I've got shots X, Y and Z. Shots X and Z are going to stay exactly where they are, and Shot Y is sliding back and forth between them. It's doing this because the handles of shots X and Y are accommodating this movement. Let's take a look in our own sequence where Slide might be useful. Many times you want the video to start in the same place that our audio starts.

So for example right here we might want the Ballerina shot to start exac...

Advanced trim methods: Slide mode
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Advanced trim methods: Slide mode provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ashley Kennedy as part of the Avid Media Composer 5 Essential Training

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