… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #1299: Transition Trimming Tricks

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Dragging these icons trims a clip under the transition without changing the transition duration or custom setings.

The three “drag points” of a transition: Trim the In, both or Out.

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Ever wonder what the icons at the top of transition mean… or do? Here’s the answer.

Dragging these icons trims the clip under the transition without changing the transition’s duration or custom settings.

  • Drag the white double-bars on the left of the transition to trim the In of the In-coming clip. (This performs a ripple trim.)
  • Drag the white double-bars on the right of the transition to trim the Out of the out-going clip. (This performs a ripple trim.)
  • Drag the white bow-tie in the middle to trim both the In and the Out. (This performs a roll trim.)

Remember, you can alter the duration of a transition by dragging a vertical edge.

EXTRA CREDIT

If you don’t see these icons, zoom into the timeline until they become visible.


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