Cut Page: Basic Workflow
Let's explore the basic workflow of creating a edit inside of the cut page. So I have my media here in the media pool. Let's make a new edit. I'll right-click in the blank space, and hit, create new timeline. We'll call this cut page edit. And this is what the interface will look like when you have a new timeline. So it's all blank. I'll open up my media it here, and really it works very similar to the edit page in that you double-click on a piece of media, you can set your in and out here in the viewer. And you can drag it down into the timeline to actually add it to your edit. But there are a couple differences. One, is we don't have those fancy little button that we can drag things onto like this because we don't have two viewers. We just have one viewer. Those are replaced by these buttons down here, the edit buttons, and they'll do pretty similar things. So I can double-click on an edit, and use this button append. And again, set my in and out here and append, and build my edit re...
ally quickly. And now I can travel to the beginning or the end of my edit just by clicking on whatever time I want here in the upper timeline. And in the lower timeline, I can make some adjustments. One thing that is very different about the cut page is, the cut page is always in trim mode. What trim mode is, is basically trying to make sure that there are never any gaps in your timeline. Whereas in the edit page, if I were to bring this up, and if I were to grab the edge of this clip, and trim it this way, this leaves a gap. In the cut page, if I grab this edge and I move it this way, it doesn't let me have a gap. It just moves the rest of it down. So this can be a little bit weird if you're not used to it. The very best case for making something in the cut page is something that's going to be a pretty simple edit where there isn't going to be a lot of detail audio work. There isn't going to be a lot of layers, and effects and everything. This is really the quickest way to make a very basic edit. So you put your eclipse down here in the timeline, and you can very quickly edit them either in the upper or the lower timeline depending on how you wanna trim your clips. And you can play 'em back, and kind of navigate things really, really quickly. You'll notice that this top timeline isn't just a way to get around but you can actually grab the edges of clips, and make big rough edits using this upper timeline. This makes the cut page really great for doing a rough cut 'cuz you can quickly throw all of your stuff in the timeline, and get it basically where you want it to be before you get really detailed. So that's the basics of the workflow in the cut page. It's really for making a rough cut of kind of a more complicated video that you might work on in the edit page later. Or for really quickly putting together a very simple video. It's really helpful for certain projects. And we're gonna dive into a couple of examples in the next lesson.