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Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
Final Cut Pro 7 Certification Lesson 4
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  • 1. Lesson 4: Trimming Clip Duration<br />Apple Pro Training Series<br />Final Cut Pro 7<br />Instructor: Sam Edsall<br />
  • 2. Trimming<br />
  • 3. Preparing the Project<br />Load ‘em up:<br />Open ‘Lesson 4’ from the FCP7 Book Files > Lesson folder<br />Save as something else (Lesson 4 (your name)<br />Close any other projects you may have open.<br />Open Leverage_Sc33 in the Viewer and play it full screen.<br />-- Fn Command F12 <br />When done, press Esc.<br />
  • 4. The Rough Cut<br />Switch to the larger Canvas layout:<br />Press Option U to use the large Canvas layout<br />Play the timeline to see the rough cut version.<br />
  • 5. A Closer Look & Listen<br />Have a look at the dialogue:<br />Click the Track Layout controls and choose ‘Show Audio Waveforms’<br />-- Command Option W<br />Zoom to the head of the sequence.<br />Press Shift T to make the tracks taller.<br />
  • 6. Prepping a Practice Sequence<br />Duplicate the sequence:<br />Make a backup just in case you don’t like your new changes.<br />In the Sequence bin Control-click ‘Leverage_v1_rough’ and choose ‘Duplicate’<br />
  • 7. Finding the Right Spot<br />Play the first clip 33C_1 and watch the audio waveforms as you follow the dialogue.<br />Then move the play head to where you think this clip should really begin.<br />
  • 8. Trimming Overview<br />
  • 9. Trimming Overview<br />
  • 10. Trimming Overview<br />
  • 11. Trimming with the Selection Tool<br />Work on a clip:<br />With the play head on 33C_1 press the left & right arrows to finesse where the start point should be<br />-- where Nate starts speaking<br />Choose View > Audio Scrubbing to hear what is going on.<br />
  • 12. Trimming with the Selection Tool<br />With the selection tool click on the head of the clip and drag to where the play head is located and release.<br />-- brown boundary appears indicating the new clip duration<br />Gap left behind.<br />
  • 13. Close the Gap<br />Gaps are bad. Let’s loose them:<br />In the timeline click on the gap.<br />Press Delete.<br />
  • 14. Rippling Edit Points<br />
  • 15. Rippling Tool Icons<br />
  • 16. Ripple Tool<br />Perform a ripple edit:<br />Press RR to access the ripple tool.<br />Play the 2nd and 3rd clips 33B_3 and 33A_2(B)<br />Listen for the line “work together guys” in both clips. <br />In the 3rd clip position the play head just after the redundant line and before Alec says, “Yeah”<br />
  • 17. Ripple Visual Cues<br />
  • 18. Ripple Tool<br />Perform a ripple edit:<br />Move the Ripple tool to the In point of the 3rd clip and drag right until it snaps to the play head and release.<br />
  • 19. Ripple Tool<br />Perform a ripple edit:<br />Play the 4th clip 33C_1a, at the Ripple 2 marker. Park the play head after the redundant line, “was” before Nate says, “OK”<br />With the Ripple tool drag the In point right and have it snap to the play head and release.<br />
  • 20. Ripple Tool<br />More redundant lines to clean up:<br />Play though markers 3, 4 and 5. “What about Maggie?” needs to be trimmed out.<br />Using the Ripple tool, drag the 4th clip’s Out point to the left and snap it to the Ripple 3 marker.<br />
  • 21. Rippling Sequence Markers<br />
  • 22. Rippling 1 Frame at a Time<br />
  • 23. Rippling 1 Frameat a Time<br />Nudge trim:<br />With the Ripple tool select the Out point of the 6th clip 33A_2 (A)<br />Press the left bracket key [ a few times to nudge the out point left one frame at a time.<br />-- the <> keys do the same thing.<br />
  • 24. Type in a Ripple Value<br />
  • 25. Type in a Ripple Value<br />Fix a long clip:<br />With the Out point still selected, enter “-1.” (minus 1 period) and press Return.<br />-- period key is shortcut for 1 second.<br />-- edit point moves left by 1 second.<br />
  • 26. Rippling 1 Frameat a Time<br />Nudge trim:<br />With the Ripple tool select the In point of the 7th clip <br />33D_1_(B)<br />Using the waveform as a reference, press the ] (right bracket tool) until just before Parker starts speaking.<br />
  • 27. Rippling in the Viewer<br />Viewer trim preview:<br />Play the clip under the Ripple 8 marker 33_4 (B). Alec’s line “said that” sound cut off. Double click the clip to load it into the Viewer.<br />
  • 28. Rippling in the Viewer<br />In the Viewer select the Mono tab and move the play head before the current In point to where Alec begins his sentence, “You just said that.”<br />Press Command + a few times to zoom into this area.<br />Find the spot where “You just said that” starts, then set a new In point.<br />-- because you have the ripple tool selected, pressing I ripples the new In point just like dragging it in the Timeline.<br />
  • 29.
  • 30. Trimming using the V2 Track<br />Load up a new sequence:<br />In the sequences bin open the ‘Leverage_v2’ sequence.<br />Play through the sequence to familiarize yourself with the clips and their placement.<br />
  • 31. Trimming using the V2 Track<br />Change things around:<br />Press A to select the selection tool and make sure snapping is on.<br />Play the 1st cutaway shot<br />33A_1 (A) clip.<br />Drag 33A_1 (A) left and snap it to the tail end of 33C_1 clip<br />Play the new arrangement.<br />
  • 32. Clip Enable<br />Hide a clip:<br />Control click 33A_1 (A) and click on Clip Enable to uncheck it.<br />Clip goes dark and doesn’t play.<br />Control click again to turn it back on.<br />
  • 33. Trimming using the V2 Track<br />Stretch out cutaway by selecting 33A_1 (A) In point.<br />Type -1. (period)<br />-- will add one second extra video at the head of this clip.<br />
  • 34. Using the Bracket Key to Finesse an Edit Point<br />Clean up the blink:<br />With the In point still selected on 33A_1 (A) click the right bracket key a few times to nudge the In point right just past the blink of her eyes.<br />
  • 35. Trimming using the V2 Track – Extend Edit<br />Play the 33A_2 (B) clip before the Cutaway 2 marker.<br />Move the play head to just after Alec says, “was”<br />Click the In point of the 33A_1 (A) clip.<br />Extend the edit by pressing E<br />-- can also choose Sequence > Extend Edit<br />
  • 36. Soft Edit Trimming<br />
  • 37. Soft Edit Trimming<br />Prep for a soft trim:<br />In the timeline play the 2nd and 3rd clips and zoom into that area.<br />The “Yeah” comes in too soon after Nate so we will add some breath space or a ‘beat’ to the head of Alec’s clip.<br />Press RR to select the Ripple tool and click on the In point of Alec’s clip 33A_2 (B)<br />
  • 38. Soft Edit Trimming<br />While the In point is selected type -20 and press Return.<br />-- sets the In point 20 frames sooner.<br />Video looks good, but now we have redundant audio.<br />We will trim just the audio to get that out.<br />
  • 39. Soft Edit Trimming<br />Fixing a clip with a soft edit:<br />Play Alec’s clip, 33A_2 (B) and position the play head just before he says, “Yeah”<br />Turn off Linked Selection on the Timeline. Press A for the selection tool.<br />Click on the In point of the A1 track of 33A_2 (B) and drag the In point to the play head.<br />Now play the clip.<br />
  • 40. Homework Assignment:<br />
  • 41. Lesson 4: Trimming Clip Duration<br />Apple Pro Training Series<br />Final Cut Pro 7<br />Instructor: Sam Edsall<br />

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