This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us a cool trick for performing a particular kind of replace edit in Final Cut Pro X.
Replace edits are quite powerful tools for swapping out one clip in a project for another or adjusting (slipping) an existing clip to a specific frame.
While you can easily perform replace edits based on the start or end of a project clip, or swap out one clip for another based on its own start and end point, replacing one clip with another based on a specific frame somewhere inside the clip takes a few extra steps in Final Cut Pro X. By adding markers and performing a slip edit, you can quickly adjust a replaced clip to match the frame you'd like.
In Final Cut Pro 7 and earlier it was possible to perform such an edit with a single key stroke, and Steve and I would both like to see this feature added to a future update of Final Cut Pro X.