Video Control Board

Final Cut Pro X

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Arranging clips in timeline

You can try following ways to move the clips in timeline

  • Move clips by dragging horizontally

  • Move clips by entering a timecode value

    •  Move the clips forward: Press the Plus Sign (+) key, then type a timecode duration 
      for the move.

    • Move the clips back: Press the Minus Sign (–) key, then type a timecode duration for 
      the move.​

  • Nudge clips

    • Move the selection left by one frame: Press Comma (,)

    • Move the selection left by 10 frames: Press Shift + Comma (,)

    • Move the selection right by one frame: Press Period (.)

    • Move the selection right by 10 frames: Press Shift + Period (.)​

    • Move the selection left by one subframe: Press Option + Comma (,)

    • Move the selection left by 10 subframes: Press Option + Shift + Comma (,)

    • Move the selection right by one subframe: Press Option + Period (.)

    • Move the selection right by 10 subframes: Press Option + Shift + Period (.)

  • Moving clip up and down from Primary Storyline

    • Option + Command + Up arrow will move the clip up from primary storyline without ripple​

    • Option + Command + Down arrow will shift down the clip from primary storyline without ripple

 

 

CUT a clip

  • Use Blade menu or Command + B to cut a clip

  • To join a continuous clip, select either or both sides of the through edit point, then press Delete

  • To cut primary story line and its connected clip together, use Shift + Command + B

Extend or shorten clips 

There are different methods to trim your clips. Following are some of them

 

  • Drag edit points using mouse: Adjust the start or end point of clip by your mouse. When you place your play head at the start or end point of a clip, it turns to trim tool and you can adjust the clip with it.

  • Range selection tool: Use Range selection to tool to select a range in your clip and then use Trim>Trim Selection menu to trims the clips start and end point to match the selection

  • Adjust edit points to the play head position: Select a clips edit point, then position the play head at your desired location where you want to move your edit point, then press Shift + X

  • Cut the start or end of clip at the play head: Position the play head at your desired position, then use press Option + Left Bracket to trim off the start of the clip/ Press Option + Right Bracket to trim off the end of the clip.

roll edits

A roll edit adjusts the start point and the end point of two adjacent clips simultaneously. You can use the Trim tool to roll the edit point between the two clips. No other clips in the project are affected. When you perform a roll edit, the overall duration of the project stays the same, but both 
clips change duration. One gets longer, and the other gets shorter to compensate.

  • Choose Trim Tool or press T

  • Click the center of the edit point you want to roll, so that both sides of the edit point are selected

  • Drag the edit point left or right.

 

SLIP EDITS

 

A slip edit allows you to change a clip’s start and end points simultaneously. It changes what portion of the clip’s media appears in the timeline without affecting the clip duration.  The clip’s content and duration remain the same; only its position in the timeline changes. When you slide a clip, the adjacent clips get longer and shorter to accommodate the change in the clip’s position. 

  • Choose Trim Tool or press T

  • Drag the clip left or right.

slide edits

Slide edit allows you to move a clip’s position in the timeline between two other clips without creating a gap.

  • Adding only audio to the timeline: Press Shift + 3 and drag the clip to timeline

  • Adding only Video to the timeline: Press Shift + 2 and drag the clip to timeline

  • Same options can be selected via button located above the timeline ​

split edits

In Split edit, You can set separate video and audio start and end points in an individual clip. You can use split edits in many different situations, once such example is to start the audio of a conversation before its video clip is introduced. 

  • Select the clip which you wanted for split edit

  • Separate the audio by Control + S or by double clicking the clips audio waveform

  • Drag the start point of the video to right

  • Drag the start point of the audio to left

  • Adjust the audio levels to make it smooth by key frames

Zoom

  • Zoom the time line by Command + Plus Sign (+)

  • Zoom out the time line by Command + Minus Sign (–)

  • Use Zoom Tool by pressing Z key Once selected just click or drag the are where you want to Zoom. Abd use Option key to zoom out

  • Shift + Z will fit to zoom into the available window size

  • Use Zoom slider to choose difference appearance controls

 

SNAP

 

Snapping makes it easier and quicker to line up clips with other items in the project. Clips snaps to

 

Clip boundaries (start and end points)

The play head and the skimmer

Markers

Keyframes

Range selections

Turn snapping on or off Press N

Navigation 

  • You can use the J, K, and L keys to play through a project with different speeds

  • Use skimmer or play head to move across 

  • Navigate frame by frame by left and right arrow keys

  • Navigate subframe by subframe by Option + left and right arrow keys

  • Use Down and Up arrow keys to move to previous or next edit points

  • Press Home key to move to start of the timeline

  • Press End Key to move to the end of the timeline

  • Press Control + ' (Apostrophe) and Control + , (Semicolon) to move to the next and previous marker

  • Navigate using time code

    • Press Control + P and enter the time code value​

Marker

Markers are reference points you can place within clips to locate, identify, annotate, and 
navigate to specific frames. Markers helps to Sync clips, add editing notes, and to manage to do items.

Markers are classified as

  • Standard Markers (blue)

  • Chapter markers (orange)

  • to-do items (red)

  • Completed to-do items (green)

Keyboard shortcuts

  • Comma (,) - Move the selection left by one frame

  • Shift + Comma (,) - Move the selection left by 10 frames

  • Period (.) - Move the selection right by one frame

  • Shift + Period (.)​ - Move the selection right by 10 frames

  • Option + Comma (,) - Move the selection left by one subframe:

  • Option + Shift + Comma (,) - Move the selection left by 10 subframes

  • Move the selection right by one subframe: Press Option + Period (.)

  • Move the selection right by 10 subframes: Press Option + Shift + Period (.)

  • Option + Command + Up arrow will move the clip up from primary storyline without ripple​

  • Option + Command + Down arrow will shift down the clip from primary storyline without ripple

  • B - Blade tool

  • Command + B - to cut a clip

  • Shift + Command + B - to cut a primary and connected clip together

  • Shift + X - Adjust edit points to the play head position

  • Option + Left Bracket - to trim off the start of the clip

  • Option + Right Bracket - to trim off the end of the clip

  • - Trim Tool   

  • Command + Plus Sign (+) - Zoom the time line

  • Command + Minus Sign (–) - Zoom out the time line

  • Z - Zoom Tool

  • Option + Z - Zoom Out with zoom tool

  • Shift + Z - fit to zoom into the available window size

  • N - Snap on or off

  • left and right arrow keys Navigate frame by frame

  • Option + left and right arrow keys - Navigate subframe by subframe

  • Down and Up arrow keys - Move to previous or next edit points

  • Home (fn + Left Arrow) - Move to start of the timeline

  • End (fn + Right Arrow) - Move to the end of the timeline

  • Control + ' (Apostrophe) and Control + , (Semicolon) - Move to the next and previous marker

  • Control + P - To enter specific the time code value​

  • M - Marker