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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X by Diana Weynand

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Lesson 6. Fine-Tuning the Rough Cut

Time

This lesson takes approximately 70 minutes to complete.

Goals

Remove selected ranges

Add gap clips

Use the Range Selection tool

Understand trimming

Ripple trim with the Select tool

Ripple and roll trim with the Trim tool

Slip a clip

Slide a clip

Extend edit points

As an editor, you begin with broad strokes to craft a story. You started a rough cut in Lesson 4 with just four interesting people talking about an exciting sport. In Lesson 5, you completed the foundation by inserting B-roll of the crowd, connecting several cutaways of the racers, and adding another storyline. All of these techniques helped create a more clearly defined story.

Now that you’re comfortable with clip placement, you can focus your ...

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