Skip to main content

Final Cut Pro X Bootcamp

Lesson 9 of 39

Refining Your Edit: Slip and Slide Edits

Abba Shapiro

Final Cut Pro X Bootcamp

Abba Shapiro

Starting under


Get access to this class +2000 more taught by the world's top experts

  • 24/7 access via desktop, mobile, or TV
  • New classes added every month
  • Download lessons for offline viewing
  • Exclusive content for subscribers

Lesson Info

9. Refining Your Edit: Slip and Slide Edits


  Class Trailer
Now Playing
1 Class Introduction Duration:12:34
6 Refining Your Edit: Trimming Duration:37:06
10 Refining Your Edit: Auditions Duration:09:27
14 Working with Audio Duration:13:56
15 Working with Audio: Syncing Duration:23:40
16 Working with Audio: Mixing Duration:21:28
25 Titles and Generators: Titles Duration:05:40
28 Advanced Skills: Speed Changes Duration:15:48
29 Advanced Skills: Stabilization Duration:05:53
30 Advanced Skills: Green Screen Duration:13:11
31 Multi Camera Editing Duration:06:04
34 Multi Camera Editing: Audio Duration:09:25
39 Bootcamp QnA Duration:14:53

Lesson Info

Refining Your Edit: Slip and Slide Edits

I want to show you a few what I call advanced trimming techniques. Um, we mentioned them on the slide. Uh, there the we've done the role. All I trims have been rippled trims. But there's also something called the slip and a slide. And I saw lots of confused faces when I said Slip inside cause you've never heard of that. So let's say I have bring this baby down. Being the clip nobody puts baby in the corner. Lots of movie references. Someone take this. I'm gonna overwrite that to the primary storyline. So I have these three clips. Let's take a look at what happens when I play them Maryland, you valley guys eight years old. So we have her leaps. But the timing may not be exactly as I want between these clips. So there she's jumping. I hate it when things actually do work, and I'm trying to run away to change it. But I have this clip. I like it. But you know something? I want to pick up this leap a little bit earlier, and I don't like that she's starting a new leap at the end. I really wa...

nt to kind of move everything back to Yemen outpoint just like a few frames so I could do a trim here and then to a trim. There are all these little trips, or I could select this clip and switch over to my trim tool. Now, when I put it between clips, we could do a role in it, right when I put it in the middle of a clip. The changes. You see that icon. So it's now pointing to either side either end of my at a point. And when I click and move, what I'm seeing is the first and last frame of this clip. If I move my cursor left or right, you notice it's not moving in the timeline. It's showing me a different part of my video, So I know I wanted to be two seconds long, but I wanted to pick it up before it. The leap there. OK, so all I had to do, and now I let go, and if I play that back eight years old and I have does exactly what I want, So I didn't want to change my timing, but it let me look at a difficult of a clip It's kind of like if you have a scroll on what's in the middle, you can turn the school. You see what's the no lattice slip at it? There's also something called the Slide It Okay, so let's say we got that perfect. But now it happens a little too early. I'm going to do with this. Sometimes I do it with reaction shots. You know, the reaction shot of, you know, you're talking in there and it's like, Oh, I want that reaction to happen earlier. So you love the reaction, but you need to move it to the left or right. That's a slide at it. Okay, So normally, I put my cursor over there, it turns into a slip at it. But if I had the option key, do you see how that changes? It's now gonna be looking on the outside. So hit the option key. Now, when I click and move now that changed. I'm now looking at the end of the shot before in the beginning of the shot after, so I'm sliding it up and down the time line, not changing the duration of all three clips combined. But I'm adding more to the first and removing some from the second. So I'm changing my timing. So that's the slip in the slot. Here's a way to remember it. You're in Seattle once every five years. It snows happened yesterday. You're out there in the snow. You're walking along and you slip on the ice. If you go up the area but lands on the ground. Okay, you've slipped on the ice. You are physically in the same spot, but a different part of you is touching the ground. That's slip out. Get up. You're already to go. Come to creativelive. Walking along you slide your feet of selling the same. Your feet are still touching the ground, but they're over here. So a slide Move something up and down. The timeline. Ah, slip positions. Something in staying spot. Just a different part is being seen are in our case, our about touching the ground slip side ripple role

Class Description

Don’t get confused or overwhelmed by the world of video - start piecing together your story with ease. Join Abba Shapiro as he walks through how to work effectively in Final Cut Pro X. In this series, you'll walk through the interface of this easy to navigate the program and quickly learn the ins and outs of this software. 

Abba will cover essential topics such as building a rough cut, working with audio and incorporating motion and titles in your videos. He will show basic color correction techniques as well as how to incorporate filters and transitions to enhance the look of your final video. 

Lesson Plan: 
  • Exploring the Interface 
  • Editing Techniques 
  • Setting up a Project from Scratch 
  • Working with Audio 
  • Incorporating Photos and Graphics 
  • Applying Filters and Transitions 
  • Creating Titles 
  • Color Correction and Speed Changes 
  • Multi-Camera Editing 
  • Exporting and Sharing Your Project 
By the end of this class, you will feel proficient in creating video with this program and be excited to continue to expand your skills. You’ll be able to bring your images to life by creating stories to share with your family, friends, and clients. If you’ve been thinking about expanding your business to include video, this class will help you get the technical confusion out of the way so you can focus on being creative.

Final Cut Pro X (10.3)


a Creativelive Student

Wonderful. This is the first time I've seen any of Abba's classes, and he's a great teacher. I've been watching the live sessions for the past few days and have picked up a ton of great tips that will indeed speed up my workflow in FCPX. He's a great teacher, and does a wonderful job of setting people at ease, ie. where he says things like, 'there's no trick questions', and times where he will click on something wrong, then he'll go back and show his mistake (pointing out his minor mistakes are actually a beneficial lesson). In all, wonderful wonderful wonderful. Thank you!


Fantastic teacher. I enjoyed every video, super worth it. I've been reluctant to jump into FCP X since it got upgraded from FCP. Now I feel confident to work with it again. Seems pretty self explanatory, but I am glad I watched the course. Abba covers pretty much everything you need to know. I also loved his personality, made me want to learn more each day.


Abba's Final Cut Pro Bootcamp is effective for enabling users to have success in this complex software. An effective teacher, he breaks the complex subject down, he repeats bits of info, he's worked out a set of clips that illustrate what he's teaching, he acknowledges that he screws up, that we will screw up, he cares that the viewing audience learns this, and, as an aside, he tells corny jokes which break things up. These qualities are present in each CL course I've bought. Thank you all.