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Apple Pro Training Series Final Cut Express HD by Diana Weynand

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Lesson 9. Trimming an Edit Point

Lesson Files

Lesson 9 Project file

Media

Surfing folder

Time

This lesson takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Goals

Trim one edit point at a time

Trim an edit point by dragging

Work with the Ripple tool

Extend an edit point

Trim edit points in the Viewer

After you’ve put your sequence of clips together, you will want to refine some of your edit points. You may want to subtract a few frames from the end of one clip or add a few frames to the beginning of another. Trimming one edit point at a time in this way lengthens or shortens a clip, and therefore the entire sequence. As always, there are different ways to approach trimming one edit point at a time, including a special trimming tool, called the Ripple ...

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