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Entering Trim Mode

Use trim mode to get the most accurate control over the edit point you are trimming. You spend most of your time working in normal mode, where the source clips are displayed in the left window and the edited program (timeline) appears in the right window. To switch from this mode to trim mode, do the following:

1.
Click the Trim Mode button at the top of the Monitor window (see Figure 4.4).

Figure 4.4. There are multiple ways to switch to trim mode.


or

1.
Click the arrow in the upper-right corner next to the edit monitor (see Figure 4.4).

2.
Select Trim Mode from the pop-up menu.

3.
Notice the change in controls for the monitor window in trim mode (see Figure 4.5).

Figure 4.5. Trim mode monitor display.


To select the edit point you want to trim in trim mode, do the following:

1.
Select the target track from the Target pull-down menu, as shown in Figure 4.6.

Figure 4.6. Use the Target pull-down menu and the Previous Edit and Next Edit arrows to change edit points in trim mode.


2.
Use the Previous Edit and Next Edit arrows to maneuver to the appropriate edit point.

tip

To enter trim mode using keyboard shortcut keys, press Ctrl-T (Windows) or Command-T (Macintosh).


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