Final Cut Pro 6 - Example:Editing a Clip into a Gap in Your Sequence

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Example: Editing a Clip into a Gap in Your Sequence

You can also do the reverse of the previous editing example. Suppose you have a gap
in your edited sequence and you want to fill it with a new clip. You know where you
want the source clip to start, and you don’t particularly care where it ends. You can
specify an In point in the Viewer, and specify In and Out points in the Timeline to
coincide with the gap:


Double-click a clip to open it in the Viewer. (This is your source clip.)


Specify an In point for the source clip in the Viewer.


In the Timeline, move the playhead to the middle of the gap you want to fill.


Choose Mark > Mark Clip (or press X) to set In and Out points around the gap.

Note: You must select the Auto Select controls for the tracks containing the gap. For
more information, see “

Using Auto Select to Specify Tracks for Selections

” on page 185.

In point

Move the playhead
into the gap.

In and Out points

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Part II

Rough Editing


If you do an overwrite edit, you’ll see that your clip, defined by the In and Out points in
your sequence, has been edited into the sequence.