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

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Lesson 4. Trimming Clips

Goals

Use the Trim window

Perform dual-roller and single-roller trimming

Use J-K-L trimming

Trim in the Timeline

Trim by dragging edit points

Trim with keyboard shortcuts

Trim by time amount

Work with Linked selection

Create split edits using trim tools

Asymmetrical trimming

Trim in the Viewer

In this chapter, we will cover the basic Avid approach to trimming and show how to perform those same functions in Final Cut Pro. In general, FCP is far less modal than Avid. You can perform trims in FCP without entering a “trim mode,” whereas in Avid, to trim you always enter Trim mode. Both, however, have similar trim windows that behave in similar ways. Like Avid, FCP lets you trim clips by dragging directly on an edit point ...

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