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Final Cut Pro X Guru: Advanced Trimming

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Overview

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Discover advanced trimming techniques in Final Cut Pro X. Explore extending edits, connected clips, comparing cuts, using numeric and dynamic trimming, and more.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. Trimming Tricks
  • Trim start and trim end
  • Trimming to the playhead
  • Extending edits
  • Removing sections of a clip or clips with Range Selection
  • Splitting edits
  • Dealing with connected clips while trimming in the primary storyline
  • Lifting clips from the primary storyline to overlap footage
  • Using Auditions to compare cuts
  • Trimming when working with multicamera video
2. Mastering FCP X Trim Tools
  • Understanding trimming preferences
  • Moving between and playing around edit points
  • The Default Selection vs. the Position tool
  • Using the Trim tool
  • Moving between Trim modes and trimming by 1, 8, or 10 frames
  • Numerical trimming
  • Dynamic trimming
  • Creating storylines from connected clips for trimming
  • Using the Precision Editor
3. Real-World Scenarios with the Trim Tool
  • Cutting dialogue in the Precision Editor: Part 1
  • Cutting dialogue in the Precision Editor: Part 2
  • Cutting documentary footage in the timeline: Part 1
  • Cutting documentary footage in the timeline: Part 2
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Nick Harauz

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