I often tell my students that editing video is about fine-tuning details. It is always about trimming at the correct point and making a video look believable. In this tutorial created for my training site Web Video Chefs, I show you the process for fine-tuning an edit using the range selection tool in Final Cut Pro X. There are many times when you will have to cover shots with b-roll (additional footage) and splice words and cut out “umms and huhs,” this is part of the editing process.
Here is the final video below:
Does the video edit look believable? There is one point where she looks away at 0:24. that I decided not to cover with broll, but I could go back and cover it. Remember, you are never finished an edit, you just have to stop.