Final cut Pro. Filters, Effects, and Titles. What’s this?. In our timeline, this thin gray line helps dictate whether or not we want an Insert or Overwrite edit. I’ll explain. Timeline: An important note DRAGGING!. Notice how the duration of the clip is grayed out, or filled in.
In our timeline, this thin gray line helps dictate whether or not we want an Insert or Overwrite edit. I’ll explain...
When the duration of the clip is grayed out, or filled in, this indicates an OVERWRITE edit. The clip will be added to the time line on top of where ever you drag it. It will NOT effect other clips. There will also be a DOWN arrow.
When the duration of the clip is outlined, or hollowed out, this indicates an INSERT edit. The clip will be added to the timeline and push other clips back to make room for it. There will also be an arrow pointing RIGHT.
With your clip and selection arrow above the line, you will make an INSERT edit. When it is placed below, you will make an OVERWRITE edit.
Most edits are overwrite edits.
Clicking and dragging will allow you to scrub your audio/video
Clicking on the duration will make your playhead jump to where you click.
Very simply, this is your deselection space. Click here to deselect a clip
Advance right one frame
Advance left one frame
Jump right next clip