6. Editing Basics

Final Cut Pro provides edit functions to build a project with simple and/or complex edits. The fundamental goal of editing is to craft a story, so every edit centers on the primary storyline. Video, audio, and graphics live within or connect to the primary storyline (which itself is the base video/audio thread that runs for the duration of your Timeline).

Applying Append, Insert, Connect, and Overwrite Edits

These four commands make for swift editing. Here is an example of each as used in the Timeline:

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