Cal State LA Studios - Final Cut Tutorial Pt. 4

 

PART 4:

EDITING


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With Final Cut Pro running, choose a clip and double click on its icon in the Browser window.


This will open the clip in the Viewer window.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio clips will display in the Viewer window as audio "waveforms".

 

Video in the Viewer Window

Audio in the Viewer Window

Using the controls at the bottom of the Viewer window, navigate through the clip to find the part of it you wish to use.

You can also use keyboard shortcuts to navigate through the clip:

Spacebar = Play, pause

J=Reverse

K=Pause

L=Play

 

Next, mark an "IN-POINT" at the beginning of the part of the clip you wish to use, and an "OUT-POINT" at the end.

 

Mark an "IN-POINT" by pressing the "i" key on the keyboard. ("i" = "IN").

 

Mark an "OUT-POINT" by pressing the "o" key on the keyboard. ("o" = "OUT").


IN and OUT Points are marked in the playhead area with triangle/blue line markers.

The highlighted (white) portion of the playhead area is the part of the clip that will be used. The shaded (gray) portions are the parts that will not be used.

If you need to change an In-point or Out-point, you can click and drag the markers, or press the "i" or "o" key at a different point in the clip.

 


To load the clip into the timeline sequence, click and drag the clip from the Viewer window to the desired Video Track (e.g. "V1") in the timeline, and release it.

 

Your cursor may appear as a downward pointing arrow ("Overwrite" edit - will put the clip over another and replace all or a portion of it)

OR as a righthand pointing arrow ("Insert" edit - will insert the clip into the timeline pushing over every clip to the right of it).

 

 


To load an AUDIO clip into the timeline sequence, click and drag the clip from the SPECIAL ICON in the Viewer window to the desired Audio Tracks (e.g. "A1/A2") in the timeline, and release it..


An "OVERWRITE" edit replaces a clip or part of a clip already in the timeline - Notice the cursor arrow points downward.

 

 

 

 


An "INSERT" edit moves clips in the timeline to the right - Notice the cursor arrow points to the righthand side.

 

 

 


 

Repeat these steps to edit additional clips