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Apple Final Cut Pro: Edit to the Beat in Final Cut Pro

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Tips and Techniques

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use filler, or slug, as placeholder clips to establish a visual rhythm for a highlight reel or basic music video. If you are newer to video editing, you may notice that your projects often start strong and end weak. If you’ve used up all the good footage in the beginning, you won’t have any interesting shots left to use toward the end. Try using slug and the “Replace Edit” function to lay down a rough cut and establish a visual rhythm. It will provoke you to work non-sequentially and to spread your best shots throughout the sequence. And remember, you don’t have to come out of the gate laying down perfectly edited clips to end up with something great.



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