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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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Arranging Clips in the Timeline

After you have created your basic program, you may want or need to reorder some of your clips in the Timeline. For instance, you might want to start with a different concert shot that you used later in your story, or you might want to kick off with a sound bite that really grabs your viewer. More likely, your client or producer has said, “Hey can we move that shot earlier?” (or later—Final Cut Pro is pretty flexible).

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With Final Cut Pro, you can do what comes intuitively. Click on the clip and drag it exactly where you need it. Because of the magnetic Timeline, everything snaps into place and any clips that are ...

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