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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 7 Quick-Reference Guide by Brendan Boykin

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6. Trimming

After your rough cut, you or your client will want to make changes. Final Cut Pro’s flexible trimming tools let you make changes to single edit points on a clip, both edit points on a clip, and even edit points on different clips. Mastering the trimming tools in Final Cut Pro allows you to work quickly and polish your initial edits.

Using Duplicate Sequences for Edit History

It’s good practice before you trim to make backup copies of each version of your edit. This practice creates a history and also lets you go back to previous versions if you or your client reconsiders.

Rather than creating a new project, which could lead to media mismanagement, simply create a duplicate of your current sequence for each phase of the edit. No ...

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