November 10th, 2010 by shawnmontano
I’ve been editing on non-linear systems for 12 years.Â I know both Avid and Final Cut.Â Each time I learned the process of editing on these platforms I somehow skipped trimming.Â It wasn’t until I re-learned each NLE that I started to grasp trimming.Â Once you get clips marked and into the timeline you should never go back to the original clip.Â All adjustment should be made in the timeline.Â Other than undo, mark in and mark out, your next most used tool in your NLE arsenal should be ALL trim tools.
The first tool in you NLE trim arsenal is the Ripple Tool (Rool Tool in Avid).Â In both Avid and Final Cut the tool removes or adds frames to one side of an edit.Â The Tool allows you to adjust just one side of an edit.Â How about a video explanation for this?
This is a lesson in Final Cut.Â Ordinarily I don’t like to focus on one NLE in this blog, but the tool is a very important tool in editing. Plus the fact that in Avid and Final Cut the tool operates in the same manner I thought you could grasp no matter what your NLE is.