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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 7 Quick-Reference Guide by Brendan Boykin

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5. Editing

Three-point nonlinear editing comes down to source, duration, and location. The flexibility of Final Cut Pro lets you approach these three variables in a variety of ways. First, it’s important to understand that using source and location can sometimes be like putting a square peg in a round hole. What is weird yet beautiful in Final Cut Pro is that you can.

Open Format Timelines

A sequence can play back clips of different codecs, frame sizes, and frame rates. What the Canvas displays is dependent upon the Sequence Settings (which are established by Easy Setup or modified in Sequence > Settings). When you make the first edit into a sequence, you will receive the conform dialog if the clip’s settings do not match that of the sequence. ...

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