Final Cut Pro X – Cut and Trim


0:43 min


  1. Choose the ‘Blade’ tool from the tool menu above the timeline. (Your mouse should look like a blade)
  2. Click the part of the clip that you want to cut
  3. (if you made a mistake press ‘cmd + z’ to undo it.)


  1. Choose the ‘Trim’ tool from the tool menu.
  2. Hover the cursor over the beginning or end of a clip
  3. Click and drag the clip to make it shorter
  4. If you click and drag the clip longer, the frames you trimmed reappear again.

Other Final Cut Pro X Tutorials:

1. User Interface                                   7. Audio

2. Buttons                                              8. Export

3. Preferences                                       9. Subtitles

4. First Steps                                        10. Synchronisation

5. Cut & Trim                                       11. Multiple Angles

6. Crop & Transform                          12. Anonymisation

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