Chapter 5. Single-Sided Trimming

Lesson Files

FCP4 Book Files > Lessons > Lesson 5 Project


Sahara folder; Titanic folder; Music folder


This lesson takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.


Trim one edit point of a clip

Trim an edit point by dragging

Trim clips in the V2 track

Trim using the Ripple tool

Extend an edit point

Divide a clip

Trim clips in the Viewer

Building a sequence is only the first step. Once you see how all the clips in the sequence fit together, you will want to refine some of your edit points. There are two ways to approach this. You can trim one edit point at a time, making a clip longer or shorter. This may affect the length of the sequence as a whole. Or you can trim two edit points at the same time, one compensating ...

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