Screencast: Arranging Clips

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1 Arrange Your Clips

Drag clip from your clip library onto the workspace timeline.

Clip Library Timeline
Timeline vs. Storyboard

Timeline View vs. Storyboard View

Try both views: toggle the icon shown to the right (find it above the timeline).

Viewing the project as a storyboard may seem more intuitive, but the timeline view shows the relative length of video and audio clips.

We'll be using the timeline view for this tutorial.

2 Cut and Splice

Position the playhead where you want to split a clip, and then use
Edit > Split (Apple + T) to cut the clip into two. Drag pieces back up to your clip library or send them to the trash with the delete key.

Position Playhead

Next, press Edit > Split (Apple + T)

and Cut

3 Shave the Edges Off

Highlight (single click) any clip and set the crop markers (triangles).

Set Crop Marks Close Crop Marks

Only the stuff in yellow stays — all excess footage is deleted.

Crop It

When you're ready to crop, press Edit > Crop (Apple + K).

Precision Zooming

Zooming and Precision

Get a different perspective on the timeline with the zoom slider. When on the timeline, the left and right keys will nudge your playhead a single frame.

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