About Edit Types in the Edit Overlay
There are seven choices for placing clips into your sequence for three-point edits. The
two basic edits are overwrite and insert; the other options are variations on inserting or
overwriting. You choose an edit based on how you want your source clip to fit into
your sequence, including what you want to happen to any clips that are already there.
Most of these choices are covered in more detail in the following pages. A quick
Â Insert: When you edit a clip into your sequence using an insert edit, all sequence
clips in all unlocked tracks are cut at the In point of your edit and pushed forward in
your edited sequence by the duration of your source clip.
Â Insert with transition: This is the same as an insert edit, except that the default
transition is used at the In point of the edit to transition between the previous clip
and your source clip. When you first install Final Cut Pro, the default video transition
is a 1-second cross dissolve. You can change it to anything you want, however, using
the Set Default Transition command in the Effects menu. For more information, see
Changing the Default Transition
” on page 386.
Â Overwrite: When you edit a clip into your sequence using an overwrite edit, any
portions of clips that are already in the destination tracks are replaced by the
Â Overwrite with transition: This is the same as an overwrite edit, except that the
default transition is used at the In point of the edit to transition between the
previous clip and your source clip.
Â Replace: A replace edit replaces a clip in your sequence with the source clip, aligning
the frame at the Viewer playhead location with the frame at the Canvas/Timeline
playhead location. This type of edit does not use In and Out points in the same way
as insert and overwrite edits. For more information, see “
Performing a Replace Edit
on page 156.
Â Fit to fill: This edit type changes the speed of your source clip so that its duration
matches the duration determined either by sequence In and Out points, or by the
duration of the clip in the Timeline that intersects the playhead. Unlike other edit
types, this type requires you to select four In and Out points instead of three. See
Volume III, Chapter 17, “Changing Clip Speed and Time Remapping.”
Â Superimpose: The video and audio of your source clip are automatically edited into
tracks above and below the currently selected video and audio destination tracks,
using either specified sequence In and Out points in the Timeline, or the duration of
the clip in the destination track that intersects the playhead. You can use this edit to
quickly add a video clip above another for subtitles, compositing, and so on. For
more information, see “
” on page 162.