Removing Clip Selections and Adding Gaps

One of the first and most important steps when fine-tuning edits is to adjust the pace and flow of your project. Because the clips in the primary storyline are the engine of your project, you should begin by looking at those clips. Why take the time to trim a cutaway’s edit point when you’re not happy with the primary clip it supports? To fine-tune the primary clips, you may need to delete a line or divide a clip to add a space between lines of dialog. Doing so can create a dramatic pause or allow an important action to continue. When you create a pause, Final Cut Pro places a gap in the project to hold the space between two clips.

In this exercise, you will adjust the pace of the primary storyline in ...

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