It’s possible to trim on the fly. This way you can listen for an audio edit or look for a particular visual cue. Just make sure the Dynamic trimmimg checkbox is marked.
- Enter Trim Edit mode, and press the space bar to cycle your trim. The sequence will play around your edit point and loop. The pre-roll and post-roll are set in the Editing tab of User Preferences.
- When you reach the desired edit point, press the I key to move your In point.
- Press the up or down arrow to move through the Timeline to your next edit point.
Like this tip? It comes from the book
Final Cut Studio On the Spot from Focal Press.