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Chapter 8. Fine Cut: Trimming Edits > Types of Trimming Operations

Types of Trimming Operations

Each of the trim edit types can solve a particular editing problem, so it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the whole palette—maybe even try them all in advance. If you would like to review the list of FCP's basic editing types, return to Chapter 6, “Editing in Final Cut Pro.”

  • Ripple: A Ripple edit adjusts the length of one clip in a sequence by changing either the In or the Out point of that clip. A Ripple edit is designed to accommodate the change by rippling (or shifting) the timecode location of the clips that come after the adjusted edit without affecting their duration. Use a Ripple edit if you want to adjust the length of a clip in a sequence without losing sync or creating a gap. Locked tracks will not be rippled. The Close Gap command in the Timeline performs a Ripple Delete edit.

    Figure 8.1 shows a Ripple Left edit, in contrast to Figure 8.2, which shows a Ripple Right edit, as performed in the Timeline. Note the differences in the cursor and in the selected edit points.

    Figure 8.1. A Ripple Left edit, as performed in the Timeline.

    Figure 8.2. A Ripple Right edit, as performed in the Timeline.

  • Roll: A Roll edit (Figure 8.3) adjusts the location of an edit point shared by two clips. A rolling edit is designed to accommodate the change by subtracting frames from clip A on one side of the edit to compensate for the frames added to clip B on the other side of the edit. The overall duration of the sequence is unchanged, but the location of the edit in the sequence is changed.

    Figure 8.3. A Roll edit, as performed in the Timeline.

  • Slip: A Slip edit (Figure 8.4) is an adjustment made within a single clip. When you slip a clip, you are selecting a different part of that clip to include in the sequence, while maintaining clip duration and timecode location in the sequence. Surrounding clips are not affected, and the sequence duration does not change.

    Figure 8.4. A Slip edit, as performed in the Timeline. The selected portion of the clip has shifted –14 frames.

  • Slide: A Slide edit (Figure 8.5) moves a single clip in relation to those before and after it, so that the durations of the clips on either side are changed, but the In and Out points of the clip you're sliding remain the same. The clips immediately adjacent to the sliding clip accommodate the change; the overall sequence duration does not change.

    Figure 8.5. A Slide edit, as performed in the Timeline. The selected clip has slid 1 second, 1 frame earlier in the sequence.

  • Swap: A Swap edit (Figure 8.6) makes no changes to any sequence clips but changes the order in which they appear in the sequence. Perform a Swap edit in the Timeline by selecting a clip, dragging it to a new location, and Insert editing it into the sequence.

    Figure 8.6. A Swap edit, as performed in the Time line. The two Floor demo clips will swap positions.

  • Extend: An Extend edit (Figure 8.7) moves a selected edit point to the playhead position by extending the clip's duration, rolling over any gaps or clips that are encountered. You can extend an edit only to the maximum length of that clip's media. An Extend edit is a useful way to fill sequence gaps without affecting the sequence duration.

    Figure 8.7. An Extend edit. Select the edit point of the clip you want to extend to the playhead position.

  • Resize: The Selection (or Arrow) tool can be used to resize a clip in the Timeline by dragging an edit point. You can drag the edit point to create a gap (by making the duration of the clip smaller; Figure 8.8) or to cover an existing gap.

    Figure 8.8. Resizing a clip in the Timeline. Drag an edit point with the Selection tool to adjust clip duration.


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