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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing by Mark Spencer, Alexis Van Hurkman, Michael Wohl

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Lesson 2. Advanced Editing Techniques

Time

This lesson takes approximately 75 minutes to complete.

Goals

Review basics of editing clips into a project

Master edit types

Learn advanced techniques such as project-defined, backtimed, and audio-only or video-only edits

Utilize secondary storylines to group connected clips

Apply transitions to connected clips

Use compound clips to group clips across layers

Navigate into compound clips and make additional changes

Break storylines and compound clips into their constituent components

Once you master the basics of Final Cut Pro X, you’ll find that variations of its myriad edit styles can accommodate every situation. When the end point of the edit is more important than the starting point, you can

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