Sometimes, with all the options, interface functionality, and project setup information, it can be easy to forget that what we’re supposed to be doing here is cutting video, audio, and graphic content together.

In some ways, editing video and audio is a strange process. Since the days of the film editor with a razor blade and bins full of film clips, the very object of editing has been to discard and to create: destruction and construction. Raw material must be evaluated and sorted, then the chosen pieces, minus the parts that have been cut away, are put together to create a finished product.

For those readers who are new to editing video using ...

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