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Important Details about the Interface

It is worth having a good understanding of the interface of Final Cut Pro. This gives you the power to use Final Cut Pro to its full potential and to achieve a variety of editing tasks in many different ways.

Look to the extreme left of the Timeline – notice there are green radio buttons next to each of the tracks. These are monitoring buttons for video and audio. If you press the green button on any of the tracks you are effectively switching it off – this will deactivate the monitoring for that particular track and gives you the ability to mute the audio, or kill the video, at the flick of a switch.

At the base of the Timeline is a little speaker icon. Click this and you will see a selection of controls open in the Timeline next to the green monitoring buttons. These controls give you the means to quickly isolate an audio track for monitoring purposes. The speaker icon does the same as the green radio buttons, whereas clicking the headphone indicator will switch off all tracks except that which you have just selected. This can be more efficient than isolating each of the tracks individually.


  

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