Show detailed trimming feedback

For more accurate visual feedback on edits involving contiguous or connected clips, you can turn on “Show detailed trimming feedback” in Final Cut Pro preferences. For example, for a simple ripple trim, this “two-up” display in the Viewer shows the end point of the left clip and the start point of the right clip.

Two-up display in Viewer

This display is available for ripple, roll, slip, and slide edits as well as for trimming in the Precision Editor.

Turn on detailed trimming feedback

  1. Choose Final Cut Pro > Preferences, or press Command-Comma (,).

  2. Click Editing.

  3. In the Timeline section, select the “Show detailed trimming feedback” checkbox.

    The “two-up” display appears in the Viewer whenever you use a supported edit type or when trimming in the Precision Editor.

Tip: You can use the Option key to change the detailed trimming feedback display on the fly. If detailed trimming feedback is enabled, press the Option key to disable it. If detailed trimming feedback is disabled, press the Option key to switch the view between the end point of the left clip and the start point of the right clip.