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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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Adding to and Removing Clips from the Timeline

The good news about Final Cut Pro X is that there are two or three ways to do almost every task. The bad news about Final Cut Pro X is that there are two or three ways to do almost every task.

Our advice is learn and try each method, but ultimately choose the way that works for you and stick to it. This advice is particularly true when adding clips to the Timeline. You can use keyboard shortcuts or menus, or simply drag a clip where you want it to go.

Three Essential Types of Edits

Although there are many ways to edit, Final Cut Pro X offers three basic editing commands. You’ll use these three basic commands extensively when editing in the Timeline:

Append a clip to your project. The most common ...

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