Creating a 3-Point Edit in Final Cut Pro

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If you want to replace a section of video on your timeline without changing the overall duration of your project, Final Cut Pro has the tools to easily make this possible. In today’s post, we’re featuring a quick tutorial to show you how it’s done.

This clip is from our new Final Cut Pro X for Mavericks training course by author Andy Anderson. The full course is 6.75 hours, and it features 115 tutorials.

Making a Three-Point Edit

A three-point edit primarily comes down to two basic skills: the ability to accurately select a range of footage within a clip, and the ability to work with source material. Andy walks you through the process below, and calls out keyboard shortcuts that will make you faster and more effective at nonlinear video editing.

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