Basic Editing with QuickTime Pro

“You won’t be up for an Oscar, but you’ll do a decent job.”

Arnie Keller4

QuickTime is rightly famous for its multimedia playback abilities, but its editing capabilities remain largely unknown. In truth, there are more robust editing systems than QuickTime Pro when it comes to video postproduction, and serious editors would be well advised to stick with an application such as Apple’s Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Avid Film Composer, DV Xpress, or even Apple’s iMovie for editing content more than a few minutes long. Nonetheless, it is hard to beat QuickTime Pro’s price and simplicity, and you may be surprised at the power that QuickTime packs when it comes to basic editing tasks.

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