3. Viewing Clips

In This Chapter

Anatomy of the Viewer

Playing Back Video

Skimming Video

Zoom and Display Options

The more time you spend watching your source video, the better an editor you’ll be. You’d be surprised how many times we see people trying to edit video without really thoroughly watching and taking in the nuances of the footage they’re editing.

Sure, watching the clips takes time, but if you’re asking your potential viewers to sit through whatever it is you’re creating, the least you can do is take the time to watch it yourself, over and over again, to make sure you’re showing them only the best, most necessary, most illustrative, most essential bits.

Final Cut Pro X even provides a shortcut for this tedious task: skimming. Now ...

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