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From iMovie to Final Cut Pro X by Tom Wolsky

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Lesson 5Advanced Editing

Trimming

Now that you’ve cut up your material in Final Cut Pro and learned the editing functions, it’s time to fine tune your project. There is no right or wrong way to edit a scene or a sequence or even a whole film or video; there are only bad ways, good ways, and better ways. Trimming in FCP is done in the Timeline, using selections and special tools.

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For this lesson we’ll use the FCPX4 library. If you haven’t downloaded the material or the library has become messed up, download it from the www.routledge.com/products/9781138209978 web page by going to the eResources tab.

  • 1. Once the FCPX4.zip file is downloaded, double-click the ZIP file to unpack it.
  • 2. Drag the FCPX4 library to your media drive ...

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