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Lesson 2. Marking and Editing > Using the Edit Button and Keyboard Shortcut

Using the Edit Button and Keyboard Shortcut

To make an Overwrite edit, you can also click the Overwrite button in the Canvas, or press a keyboard shortcut. These methods will produce the same result as dragging to the Edit Overlay. You will continue editing clips in this dialogue scene. As always, be aware of playhead placement as well as the source to destination track controls.

1.
Press End to position the playhead at the end of the current clips in the Timeline. This is where you will edit the next video clip. You can also drag the playhead to this location and let it snap to the end of the second 98A-amanda clip.

2.
Open the 98B-man clip in the Viewer. Play from the current Out point, and set a new In and Out to include the man saying, “Mine, too. Where are you from?”

3.
To edit this clip, click the red Overwrite button in the Canvas.

The clip is automatically placed at the end of the video clips, at the playhead position, just as the other video edits were.

4.
Open the 98A-amanda clip, and set an In and Out to include Amanda saying where she is from and the man's first response that sounds like, “Way-nah-zee.” Click the Overwrite button.

Note

The actual Mohawk term is “We' ne tsi.”

5.
In the Timeline, drag the playhead to the beginning of this clip, and play it.

After you've edited a clip to the Timeline, you may find that it's too long. You can easily overwrite the tail end of a clip, or an entire clip, as you make your next Overwrite edit.

6.
In the Timeline, move the playhead back to before the man says “We' ne tsi.”

Tip

If Audio Scrubbing is not on in the View menu, turn it on so you can hear the audio even in reverse when you're dragging the playhead.

The next edit will begin at the playhead location and overwrite the remainder of this clip, erasing it from the sequence.

7.
Open the 98B-man clip and mark the portion beginning with “We' ne tsi” and ending before Amanda speaks again. Click the Overwrite button again.

The previous 98A-amanda clip is shorter in the Timeline than it was before.

8.
Hold the pointer over the red Overwrite button in the Canvas.

When you move the pointer over the Overwrite button, a tooltip appears displaying its shortcut, F10.

9.
Open the 98A-amanda clip, and set an In point when she begins to speak. Set an Out when she has finished speaking in her native tongue. This time press F10 to edit this clip into the sequence.

Note

OS X assigns functions to F9, F10, F11, and F12 that will override the FCP functions unless you change them in System Preferences. If you need help setting Preferences, go to the “Getting Started” chapter.

Tip

As you edit more clips to the Timeline, some of the earlier clips may move out of sight. You can always press Shift-Z to bring all the clips back into view.

10.
From the Audio bin, open the VO_14 clip. Drag the playhead toward the end of this clip, and set an Out point when the narration stops.

You want this clip to be placed on the A4 track in the Timeline, so you need to patch the source control to that track.

11.
In the Timeline, drag the a1 source control down to the A4 destination track.

12.
Make sure the playhead in the Timeline is at the end of the last clip, and press F10 to edit this voice-over clip.

13.
Press Home, and play the sequence. Then press Cmd-S to save your work.


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