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From Still to Motion: Editing DSLR Video with Final Cut Pro X by Robbie Carman, Abba Shapiro, Richard Harrington

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Selecting Clips and Ranges

In Chapter 4, “Organizing Your Media,” you performed tasks like viewing clips in List view or Filmstrip view. You also learned how to skim through a clip to select an area to which you wanted to add keywords. You’re about to revisit those same skills but with a slightly different purpose. Now that it’s time to edit, you’ll need to actually choose the parts of the clips you want to use in your project. These may be the favorites you marked earlier or new selections based on your video’s story and pacing.

Working with Selections

A selection allows you to specify which portions of a clip you want to use in a project. For example, you can choose to set an In point when the interviewee starts answering a relevant question ...

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