7. Basic Editing

In This Chapter

Anatomy of the Timeline

Adding Clips to a Project

Controlling Edits

Removing Clips from a Project

Moving Clips in the Timeline

Editing tasks can be divided into two main categories: creating a rough assembly of your story and refining and fine-tuning those edits to create a finished product. This chapter will focus primarily on the first stage, that is, getting stuff into (and out of) the Timeline.

Final Cut Pro offers at least five ways to add a clip to your project, with multiple options within each. We’ll start by showing you a couple of the most commonly used methods and then elaborate on the remaining methods, identifying when and why you might choose one over another.

We’ll also explore ways to limit those ...

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