Final Cut Pro X: Editing overview

Editing overview

The term video editing refers both to broader stages of a project workflow and to very specific manual tasks that you do with clips in a project timeline.

  • Create a project: To create a movie in Final Cut Pro, you first create a project, which provides a record of your editing decisions and the media you use. See Create a new project.

  • Make selections and add clips to the timeline: Adding and arranging clips in your project is the fundamental step in creating a movie with Final Cut Pro. You move and reorder clips in the timeline. See Adding clips overview, Arrange clips in the timeline, and Audio overview.

  • Cut and trim clips: Final Cut Pro provides a wide variety of tools for adjusting the start and end points of clips in the timeline and for controlling pacing from one shot to the next. See Trimming overview.

  • Further refine and adjust your project: Final Cut Pro provides many advanced editing tools that allow you to finish a highly polished movie with ease. See the topics in the advanced editing section.

  • Add effects and color correction: Finishing touches include visual effects and color correction. See Transitions, effects, and generators overview and Color correction overview.

The timeline index on the left, and the timeline on the right showing the primary storyline and connected video and audio clips
Published Date: Mar 22, 2019