Chapter 2. Trimming Edits

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This lesson takes approximately 120 minutes to complete.



Improve overall editing efficiency


Trim clips from the keyboard


Utilize the Trim Edit window


Use dynamic trimming


Utilize multitrack trimming


Perform asymmetrical trim edits

For many endeavors, the first 80 percent of the job takes only 20 percent of the time. That is to say, the last little bit of work—the finessing, refining, polishing, and so on—typically uses up a vast majority of the hours required to complete a project. Editing is a perfect example of this.

Roughing out a sequence or assembling the basic scene typically happens very quickly. In short order, you can watch your program ...

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