Chapter 1. Professional Editing Technique


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This lesson takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.


Review three-point editing concepts and rules

Perform insert and overwrite edits from the keyboard

Limit which tracks are affected by an edit

Learn effective Timeline editing


One of the most powerful aspects of Final Cut Pro is its flexibility. You can perform basic edits in no fewer than five ways. Edits can be trimmed (as you’ll learn in Lessons 3 and 4) in no fewer than 11 ways, and so on. Some people work in list view, others in icon view; some people drag and drop, others exclusively use the keyboard.

There isn’t one “proper” way ...

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