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Final Cut Pro X: Making the Transition by Larry Jordan

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7. Organizing Your Edit

In the previous chapter, you learned new ways to edit your clips into the Timeline. There, the goal was to get a rough cut built so you could see what you actually had to work with.

In this chapter and the next, you’ll turn that rough cut into a polished gem. This chapter looks at all the different ways you can organize your clips, from tools to techniques to technology, with a special section on the new Roles feature in version 10.0.1. In the next chapter, you’ll discover how to adjust the edit point—that place where two clips touch—in a process called trimming.

Making Selections

The number-one interface rule of Final Cut Pro X is “Select something and do something to it.” Invariably, whenever you want to accomplish a ...

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