Setting In and Out Points Based on a Selection
in the Timeline
You can use the Final Cut Pro selection tools to select a group of whole or partial clips
in the Timeline, and then use the duration of the selection to set In and Out points
using the Mark Selection command. For more information, see “
Direct Methods for
Selecting Content in a Sequence
” on page 173.
Note: If you do not have contiguous items selected in the Timeline, this command sets
your In and Out points using the selected clips farthest to the left and farthest to the
right as the outer boundaries.
Mark Clip button
in the Canvas
In and Out points are set
at the clip’s boundaries.
To set In and Out points based on the current selection in the Timeline:
Select clip items in the Timeline.
You can select part of a clip, several clips, or parts of several clips using the Selection,
Group Selection, or Range Selection tools. For more information on how to use these
tools, see Chapter 11, “
Finding and Selecting Content in the Timeline
,” on page 171.
If you want to set only video or only audio In and Out points, select only video or audio
items in the Timeline. You can also select a combination of video and audio clip items to
set split In and Out points. For more information, see Chapter 15, “
,” on page 231.
Note: Make sure the selected clip items are on the destination tracks. For more
information, see “
Specifying Destination Tracks in the Timeline
” on page 123.
Do one of the following:
Â Press Shift-A.
Â Choose Mark > Mark Selection.
Both In and Out points will be set using the boundaries of your selection. If the
durations of the audio and video items you select are different, you’ll see split In and
Out markers. For more information, see Chapter 15, “
,” on page 231.
Select the desired clips
In and Out points are
set for your selection.
Setting Edit Points for Clips and Sequences