FCP X: How to Create Split Edits [Video]

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[This is an excerpt from a recent on-line video training: Audio in Final Cut Pro X, which you can download from our store. You can also access all our training when you become a Video Training Library subscriber.]

A "split edit" is where the audio and video edit at different times in the Timeline. Split edits are used extensively in dramatic film and video, where we are able to see one thing while hearing something different; yet still keep all clips in sync.

But, how do you create a split edit? And how can you modify it, once the edit is created? In this short video tutorial, Larry Jordan explains what split edits are and shows you a variety of ways to create and modify them in Final Cut Pro X, along with providing examples of where they can be really useful.

Demo: Create Split Edits in Final Cut Pro X

TRT: 4:10 — MPEG-4 HD movie

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One Response to FCP X: How to Create Split Edits [Video]

  1. David says:

    Thank you for this video! It also makes easy to have a video transition at a different duration then the audio. Look forward to more of your tips and tricks.

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