Chapter 4. Trimming to Refine Clip Duration

Lesson Files

Lesson 4 Project


Monk and SeaWorld folders


This lesson takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.


Understand trimming


Trim using the Ripple tool


Trim clips in the Viewer


Trim an edit point by dragging


Trim clips in the V2 track


Extend an edit point


Trim using the Razor Blade tool


Trim one track of a linked clip

After you’ve built a rough cut, as you’ve done in the past few lessons, you will want to turn your attention to refining your sequences. This refining process is called trimming, which simply means making adjustments to the duration and position of clips within a sequence.

In the next three lessons, you’ll pursue three goals that will help you refine your rough cut as you ...

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