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Chapter 4. Which Editing Technique Fits My Style

Which Editing Technique Fits My Style

There are many different ways to edit in Final Cut Pro, and it's important to discover which style is most efficient for the needs of your specific project. Editing a feature-length film is very different from editing a music video. In addition, all editors have their own style in terms of accomplishing each task. A lot of editors edit from the beginning of a sequence to the end of a sequence. While that may make sense, it may not be the best workflow in terms of editing efficiency. Remember that you are working with a non-linear editing system.

  • Editing Workflow

  • Creating a Montage

  • Trimming with the Option Key

Editing Workflow

There are many different ways to edit in Final Cut Pro, but there are some critical features that should not be ignored. I'm going to assume that you are familiar with the basics of editing. This means that you're familiar with marking in and out points, and that you know the difference between an overwrite edit and an insert edit. I'll focus on some concepts and techniques that may not be apparent to even the most seasoned editor.

What if I told you that there was a way to edit an entire program without using any in or out points? Then what if I told you that you could edit an entire program without dragging or dropping any clips to the Timeline? Yes, that's right! It sounds crazy, but marking in points and out points, ...

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