8. Editing Tools

In This Chapter

Splitting Clips

Copying and Pasting Clips

Navigating in the Timeline

The Timeline Index

Audio Roles

Secondary Storylines

Timeline History

Chapter 7, “Basic Editing,” got you started cutting in earnest. Final Cut Pro offers a wide array of additional tools and techniques that can take you beyond the basics and greatly improve your editing efficiency.

In this chapter, you’ll explore secondary storylines and the Timeline Index, two tools that help you view and organize your projects.

You’ll also find tips on how to navigate and work with multiple projects simultaneously and many other tools and tasks that will improve your skill level dramatically.

Splitting Clips

In some cases, you may want to deliberately break ...

Get Final Cut Pro X: Visual QuickStart Guide now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.