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Video Tutorial: How to Ripple, Roll, Slip and Slide in Final Cut Pro

Trim frames the easy way by performing ripples, rolls, slips and slides in Final Cut Pro X!

The way in which you perform ripples, rolls, slips and slides has changed from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X.  Rather than needing to use four separate tools—each of which performs the techniques in isolation—you instead use only two separate tools.  And depending on how you use these tools, you can easily perform each of the four maneuvers of ripple, roll, slip and slide.

Watch this video tutorial to see how to perform ripples, rolls, slips and slides in FCP X, along with a comparison of the “old way” of doing things in FCP 7:

 

And watch this excerpt if you’d like to jump straight to exploring these maneuvers in FCP X:

 

This Final Cut Pro video tutorial will teach you how to:

  • Perform ripples in both Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X
  • Perform rolls in both Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X
  • Perform slips in both Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X
  • Perform slides in both Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X

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  • http://www.NewsVideo.com Don Smith

    A trick in FCP7 about slipping was to click to highlight the clip. Park the playhead somewhere in the middle of the clip. Press ‘S’ to enter slip mode. Then, use the comma and period keys to slip the clip one frame at a time, or use the SHIFT modifier to slip 5 frames at a time (configurable in Preferences). That way, you could park the playhead somewhere in the middle of the clip and then nudge the slip to align an action with your soundtrack. You can slip for action/sound sync rather than what’s in the first or last frame. Can’t seem to do that in FCPX. The playhead jumps to the first frame rather than stay where it is. Aggravating. Further, in (T)rack mode, the action in the Viewer doesn’t update as you slip with the period and comma keys. You must return to the Selection (A) tool to make the video update as you slip. Again, you only see the first frame of the clip updating. I want badly to adopt FCPX fully, but it’s things like this that puts up barriers.

  • http://www.NewsVideo.com Don Smith

    In my previous comment I was detailing a trick so that you could slip a clip to align an action in the middle of the clip with the audio track. I know that you can also do that using your mouse. The trick I explained allows you to keep the preferences set for ‘detailed’ trimming while using the mouse (seeing the two boxes) and also to slip a frame in the middle to align with your soundtrack when you use the keyboard.

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