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This is Eric Meek from www.finalcutstudioschool.com and I am here to explain to you what a three point edit is. And, I am going to show you that right now. As you can see, I have this space clip in the time line and let us just say for an instance about right here. I want to insert the setting sun. Well, all I have to do is, I will find the point in my time line that I want, which I just moved. I find the point in the time line, where I want to start my edit, which is right there and I am marking an end point by hitting the add button. Now, I have an end point marked in my time line.
Now, I am going to my viewer and find the portion of this clip in my viewer that I want. Let us see, I want the clip to begin here, I will hit the add point to my end point and then I am going to use this much of it and hit an O to mark my end point. Now, I have this much of the clip marked. So now, what will happen is if I go over here and hit the over out button, it will throw this section of the clip and down into my time line. It does not matter how much is this clip uses, it will use as much as it needs to fit this whole section in here. So, I will hit the add button, watch what happens, boom! Right here, it took this little section and through it down to my time line. Like I said, you only set the end point in your time line, because that tells it, I want you to stick this little section that I got marked in the viewer starting right here. There is no out point, but I do not care, where the out point of this clip is. Just take this little section and start it right here and it will insert the data for you.
Now on another note, instead of setting an end point in the time line in and out in the viewer, you can set it in and out in the time line and just an in, in the viewer. Now, what happens here is if I make in and out in the time line and just an in, in the viewer. This mark at specific point in the time line that I want this edit to fill the other way; I did not have an out point, so it did not matter to me how much of this clip, it took up. It could have come the way out here, for all I know. It did not matter to me, because it does not have an out point in the time line set to stay. I want a specific section in the clip to be over written and I do not want it to be any longer than the certain point, because I do not want to over write the next scene.
Well, you set in and out point in your time line and just an end point in your viewer and what it will do is, it will take the clip beginning with the end point and use as much of that clip up until it gets to the out point. I am not setting in and out point in the viewer, because the out point is in the time line. It will use as much as this viewer clip as need to reach the out point in the time lines. So, when I hit over up, boom! You drew it down there like that. If I made my out point longer, like that and hit over write. It says insufficient content for edit. Now, what this mean is you do not have enough clip to fill the space that you are wanted to fill. The clip is too short. The space you wanted to fill is too long. So, the remedy in that you have to make here in and out points smaller and boom! It inserted it right there inside between my in and out points.
Now, remember respectively, an in and out point in the thumb line and an in point in the viewer or an in and out in the viewer in just an in, in the time line. Like I said, if you put in and out in the time line, it will fill that space of that clip that you are editing in there. It will just take up that space, but if you just set it in, in the time line and in and out in the viewer. You will take the in and out from the viewer and stick it in the time line regardless of an out point. I hope this makes sense, if you have any questions get hold of me at www.finalcutstudioschool.com or right here in YouTube. See you next time.