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Editing with Final Cut Pro 4 by Charles Roberts

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Advanced Editing Tools

 

More Trimming Precision: the Trim Edit Window

When the trimming gets tough, good editors head to the more advanced trimming tools that separate FCP from the other inexpensive editing applications on the market today. The first such tool is called the Trim Edit window, and it is a dedicated window for allowing extreme precision in selecting the exact point at which two adjoining clips meet each other (see Figure 6-1). Using the dedicated Trim Edit window, you will be able to quickly add or remove frames from the Out point of the first clip and the In point of the second clip. You will also be able to easily preview the trimmed edit from inside the window so that you can adjust it again before committing to it. ...

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