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Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing - Second Edition

By : Iain Anderson
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Book Image

Final Cut Pro Efficient Editing - Second Edition

5 (1)
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)
1
PART 1: Importing and Organizing
7
PART 2: Rough Cut to Fine Cut
13
PART 3: Finishing and Exporting

Controlling and overriding connections

Normally, when you move a Primary Storyline clip around, any connected clips will move too. That’s because the clip-to-clip connection is usually the most important, and it’s what FCP tries to maintain. Sometimes, though, you want to keep a connected clip exactly where it is, and this section will show you a couple of techniques to do that.

First, if you want to connect a clip at a different point, hold ⌥⌘ and click on the connected clip. The connection will now be shifted to the clicked point in time, connecting to the clip on the Primary Storyline at that timecode. The same applies to Storylines, but you’ll have to hold ⌥⌘ and click in the gray bar just above the clips instead:

Figure 7.23: Here, the connection has been moved to the second clip in the Primary Storyline rather than the first

Figure 7.23: Here, the connection has been moved to the second clip in the Primary Storyline rather than the first

Moving connections like this lets you change which Primary Storyline clip...