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Final Cut Pro X Tip: Add Edit is now Blade Tool

Our instructors here at GeniusDV have always encouraged their students to use the Add Edit function in FCP 7 rather than the 4-step Blade Tool.  In Final Cut Pro X however, the Add Edit function now reverts back to the good ole' Blade Tool, but with a quick keyboard shortcut that is now Cmd + B.  This performs the edit at the Playhead location and is different from just selecting the Blade Tool, shortcut B, which allows you to move the Skimmer to the frame in the clip where you want to perform the edit; this is true if both the Playhead and the Skimmer are present.  If the Skimmer is not present, then Cmd B will affect the edit where the Playhead is present.

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GeniusDV has recently announced our 4 day Final Cut Pro X classes, which include integrated workflows using FCPX, Motion 5, and Compressor 4.  And for a limited time, we're including airfare and hotel!  Class sizes are small and will fill up quickly, so call to register today!

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Again, remember, it's much faster and efficient to use Cmd + B instead of using the physical tool.
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