9. Advanced Video Editing

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In the previous chapter, we looked at how to do basic Timeline edits. We trimmed clips and added transitions, titles, and B-roll cutaway shots in Apple iMovie and Adobe Premiere Elements.

Now, we’ll get serious and have some fun by graduating to Final Cut Pro X, the Apple software I use every day to make my “Talking Tech” videos for USA TODAY. (Note that Final Cut Pro X is only available for Mac.)

I love Final Cut Pro X for what I like to do—make short videos. It takes way less time to make them using Final Cut Pro X than ...

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