Trimming in theTimeline: The Toolbar


The small vertical strip referred to as the Toolbar is full of tools that will make your life more interesting in FCP4 (see Figure 7-1). Many of the tools are operational within the Timeline window, although some also have functionality across the application. Some functions cannot be performed without switching to the proper Toolbar tool. Either way, using tools located in the Toolbar, you can open up even more trimming functionality in the Timeline window, pulling off trims directly on the clips without using the Trim Edit window.

Toolbar vs. Keyboard Shortcuts

Does this mean that you should constantly be clicking back to the Toolbar window to switch tools? Absolutely not. Using the mouse to ...

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