Ripple and Roll Tools for FAST Edits

posted Jan 4, 2011, 10:15 AM by Frank Maggi   [ updated Jan 6, 2011, 9:33 AM ]

  The Roll Tool

  • Keyboard Shortcut: R
  • Adjusts the In-point of one clip and the Out-point of another simultaneously; one gets longer, the other shorter
  • The overall time of the Sequence remains the same; no need to worry about synch
  • Analagous to the Precision Editor in iMovie '09
  • Quick Edit:
    • Type R to select Roll Tool
    • Click once on edit point
    • Type the number of frames you want to move the edit point; use negative numbers to move the edit point to the left
      • No need to click anywhere; just type
      • No need to type colons; 115 will move you one second and 15 frames
      • Use a period to replace two zeroes; 3. will move you three seconds [3:00]; 3.. will move you three minutes [3:00:00]
    • Type Backslash (\) to play around edit (set how much plays before and after at Final Cut Pro > User Preferences > Editing > Pre- and Post-roll)
    • ⌘-Z to Undo if you're not satisfied
    • When satisfied, push the Down Arrow to go to the next edit or push the Up Arrow to go to the previous edit
    • Repeat

 The Ripple Tool
  • Keyboard Shortcut: R-R
  • Adjusts the In-point or the Out-point of a clip; doesn't affect any other clip
  • Analagous to the Clip Trimmer in iMovie '09
  • Changes the overall length of the Sequence; be careful with synched items
  • Quick Edit:
    • Type R-R to select Ripple Tool
    • Click once on edit point; make sure the tail puts towards the clip you want to change
    • Type the number of frames you want to move the edit point; use negative numbers to move the edit point to the left
      • No need to click anywhere; just type
      • No need to type colons; 115 will move you one second and 15 frames [1:15]
      • Use a period to replace two zeroes; 3. will move you three seconds [3:00]; 3.. will move you three minutes [3:00:00]
    • Type Backslash (\) to play around edit (set how much plays before and after at Final Cut Pro > User Preferences > Editing > Pre- and Post-roll
    • ⌘-Z to Undo if you're not satisfied
    • When satisfied, push the Down Arrow to go to the next edit or push the Up Arrow to go to the previous edit
    • Repeat

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