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Apple Pro Training Series Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors, Third Edition by Diana Weynand

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Lesson 2. Translating Basic Editing Skills

Goals

Use play commands

Use mark commands

Patch tracks in the Timeline

Perform Overwrite and Splice edits

Snap in the Timeline

Enable visual overlays

Create subclips

Lift and Extract clips

Perform L-Cut and Split edits

Add additional tracks

Translating your basic Avid editing skills to Final Cut Pro is going to be like driving someone else’s car. It may not be as comfortable as driving your own at first, but all of the equipment does pretty much the same thing, and it gets you where you’re going. Think of this lesson as your first test drive around the block—no long road trips just yet. Those will come later. Here you will learn to put together a cuts-only, bare-bones sequence. You will master parts ...

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