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Split clips and audio in Final Cut Pro X

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If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a content creator. You know how difficult it can be to write about something that has been written about time and time again. So here’s the deal: This post is not for those looking for new information or techniques on using Final Cut Pro X. It’s for the people who have already made up their mind and want to learn more about how they can use this software to edit audio and video clips, create clips that can be uploaded quickly and easily-even if you don’t have professional equipment!

How to cut a clip in Final Cut Pro

  • Open Final Cut Pro and import the clip you want to cut.
  • Click on the clip to select it, then use the keyboard shortcut Command+T to add a title.
  • Type in what you want the title to say and hit return.
  • Drag the playhead (the white vertical line) to the beginning of the clip you want to cut.
  • Click on the ” scissors ” icon in the toolbar above the timeline.
  • The clip will be cut and added to the “Trimmed Clips” bin at the bottom of the timeline.

How to use the Split Clip tool in Final Cut Pro X

To use the split clip tool:

  • From the Window menu, select “Show Audio and Effects” then click on the triangle icon at the bottom of this panel that will appear. This will bring up a drop-down menu.
  • Select “Split Clip”.
  • Click and drag over the audio you want to split which will create a blank space for an edit point and add an upward facing arrow icon to both clips where they meet. The two arrows should be pointing upwards to show that these clips are now joined together as one clip with two parts.
  • You can now drag the playhead to the position where you want to split the clip and hit the “Return” key on your keyboard to make the edit.
  • The audio will be split and added to the “Audio Clips” bin at the bottom of the timeline.

How to insert audio into a split clip

Once you’ve split a clip, you can insert audio into the blank space you created by doing the following:

From the Window menu, select “Show Audio and Effects” then click on the triangle icon at the bottom of this panel that will appear. This will bring up a drop-down menu.

Select “Audition Clip”.

Click and drag over the audio you want to audition which will add it to the “Audition Clips” bin at the bottom of the timeline.

The audition clip will now be shown in two different colors: Red means that the audio is muted while green means that it’s playing.

You can now drag the playhead to listen to the different parts of the audition clip and make an audio edit by dragging the red bar to a different position in the audition clip. Once you find your desired spot, click-and-drag over that clip and drag it into the “Trimmed Clips” bin on your main timeline.

You should definitely use Final Cut Pro X if you don’t have access to more expensive software. It’s a great option for anyone just starting out and it offers a lot of the same features (plus some cool extras, like the split clip tool).

Plus, with Final Cut Pro X you can easily create clips that are ready to upload-no need for rendering or extra steps. This is a huge plus when you’re working with smaller jobs or trying to create content quickly!

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