Final Cut Pro 6 - Other Miscellaneous Controls

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Other Miscellaneous Controls

 Snapping button: Click to turn snapping on and off. This button appears in the

Timeline button bar by default. When snapping is on, the playhead “snaps to” key
areas in the Timeline, such as the boundaries of other clip items, sequence markers,
and sequence In and Out points. This can be extremely useful when you need to
quickly line up two clips without gaps in between, or to quickly move the playhead
to a marker in preparation for an edit. You can also turn snapping on and off by
choosing View > Snapping (or by pressing N).

 Linked Selection button: Click this to turn linked selection on and off. With linked

selection on, clicking a video or audio clip item selects all other items linked to that
item. If linked selection is off, only the clip item you click is selected, even if it is linked
to other items. This is useful for editing the audio In or Out point of a clip separately
from the video, such as when doing a split edit. You can also turn linked selection on
and off by choosing Edit > Linked Selection (or by pressing Shift-L). For more
information, see Volume II, Chapter 14, “Linking and Editing Video and Audio in Sync.”

 Link indicators (within clip items): The names of linked video and audio clip items are

underlined. As long as linked selection is on, when one linked item is selected,
moved, or trimmed, all other items linked to it are affected identically.

 Labels (within clip items): If any clip items in your edited sequence in the Timeline

have been labeled, their names are highlighted in the color that matches that label.
You can choose whether clip labels are displayed in the Timeline by selecting the
Show Clip Labels option in the Track Layout pop-up menu.

 Speed indicator (within clip items): If the speed of a clip has been changed, either by

using a fit to fill edit or using the Speed item in the Modify menu, its change of speed
will be shown in parentheses after the name of the clip in the Timeline. If variable
speed (time remapping) has been applied, the word “Variable” appears instead.

Tip: Optional speed indicators can be displayed in the keyframe graph area to show you
the speed of clips in your sequence using tic marks. For more information on clip
keyframes, see Volume III, Chapter 14, “Changing Motion Parameters.” You can also refer
to Volume III, Chapter 15, “Adjusting Parameters for Keyframed Effects.” The spacing and
color of these tic marks indicate the speed and playback direction of your clips. For more
information, see Volume III, Chapter 17, “Changing Clip Speed and Time Remapping.”

Snapping button

Linked Selection button

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 Stereo pair indicators (within clip items): Two pairs of triangles indicate that two audio

clip items are linked as a stereo pair. If you select an audio clip item that is part of a
stereo pair, the other clip item in the pair is also selected. This is useful when you are
working with stereo audio clips such as music or sound effects. For more
information, see Volume II, Chapter 17, “Audio Editing Basics.”