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Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing - Second Edition

By : Iain Anderson
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Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing - Second Edition

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By: Iain Anderson

Overview of this book

Elevate your video editing skills with Final Cut Pro 10.7.1, the ultimate tool for efficient and professional editing, offering powerful new features to enhance your workflow and give your videos a stunning look. The second edition of this comprehensive guide covers exciting new features in FCP, teaching you how to streamline your workflow with customizable workspaces, shortcuts, and advanced trimming tools. Explore best-in-class titles and a comprehensive suite of visual effects in Final Cut Pro for dynamic videos, create a great-sounding mix with Final Cut Pro's audio tools, and utilize the magnetic timeline, multicam editing, and advanced color correction for every project. Whether you're creating content for social media, YouTube, or Hollywood, Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing, Second Edition is your ultimate guide to professional video editing. Get your copy today and take your video editing skills to the next level.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
PART 1: Importing and Organizing
PART 2: Rough Cut to Fine Cut
PART 3: Finishing and Exporting

Rolling an edit

While a regular trim adjusts an In point or an Out point on a clip, a Roll edit adjusts the Out point on one clip and the In point on the next clip at the same time, by the same duration. While it works best on two neighboring clips in the Primary Storyline, it can also work on two clips in a connected Storyline, or even on two independently connected clips that have no gap between them.

Why would you want to do that? Because it lets you trade one clip’s length against another without causing a ripple down the timeline. The first clip gets longer while the second clip gets shorter, and no other clips move at all. This is a key point, so let’s quickly recap how a regular trim works.

Understanding a regular trim edit

To see the ripple edits that regular trims cause, here’s a timeline before a regular one-point trim operation (using the Select tool) with a single Out point selected:

Figure 8.2: The Select tool dragging an Out point

Figure 8.2: The Select tool dragging...