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HOW TO GET YOUR FINAL CUT PRO TRIM MODE TO ACT LIKE AVID’S (SORT OF)…

The point of this blog post is to explore the Final Cut Pro TRIM MODE (and Premiere Pro‘s). Many people think the Final Cut Pro TRIM MODE sucks. I don’t believe it does. In fact, I think it’s pretty damn usable. Am I the first person you’ve heard say that? I’m not crazy, I promise. Just check out the video below and see what I mean.

But before you do that, I want to cover a few things. It seemed to me that many people saying that the Final Cut Pro trimmer sucks don’t know that you can actually play the media while in trim mode. You can. Watch below. Also, I believe the Premiere Pro trimmer needs work. It’s worse than the Final Cut trimmer, as you cannot play your media while in trim mode.

You may also want to watch the video in 720p so you can see the screen clearly.

Watch it here in HD – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrym5N26x5s

Also, here is a QUICK overview of the Avid interface/trim mode. A lot of people are not familiar with how Avid works or have “tried it once and hated it.” You need to spend more time with it, use it the way it was intended, and not try to get it to work the way Final Cut or Premiere work. Avid is a different way of editing.

Oh and by the way, you can also hit “U” on the keyboard to enter trim mode in Avid. I forgot to mention that in the video.

Watch it here in HD – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhNxSDjduRM

HERE IS THE LINK for the remapped Final Cut Pro keyboard settings for better editing efficiency. It’s from THE EDIT BLOG ON PVC. The link to download the keyboard layout is at the end of the article (page 2) but I suggest you read the entire article before you download it.

Enjoy and happy trimming!

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