Moving In and Out Points

You can always change clip In and Out points by simply setting new ones. Here are a few other options for changing In and Out points.

To change the location of the In or Out point
Do one of the following:
  • Drag In or Out point markers to the left or right.

  • To change the Out point, enter a new timecode number in the Timecode Duration field. Final Cut Pro calculates the new location of the Out point by adding the duration you entered to the timecode value of the In point. If no In point is set, the Out point will be set relative to the beginning (Media Start) of the clip.

    Figure. Timecode Duration field in the Viewer.
  • Click the clip in the Browser, then select either the In, Out, or Duration timecode numbers and enter new ones.

    Figure. Browser window showing new timecode being entered for the In point of a selected clip.

You can also change the location of both In and Out points at the same time. The duration of the marked media doesn’t change, just the location of the In and Out points. This is commonly referred to as slipping an edit. You can slip edit points in both the Viewer and the Canvas or Timeline.

To slip both the In and Out points together
Do one of the following:
  • Hold down the Shift key, then drag the In or Out point left or right in the scrubber bar.

    Note: The pointer must be directly over the In or Out point, or the slip edit won’t work and you will simply move the playhead.

    Figure. Viewer window showing an In point being dragged to a new location.
  • Select the Slip tool in the Tool palette, then drag a sequence clip in the Timeline to the left or right.

    Figure. Tool palette showing the Slip tool.

For more information, see Slipping Clips in the Timeline.