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Delete Blank Frames In Final Cut Pro - 1 Minute Tutorial!

Clipping out blank frames or empty scenes from your recorded videos in Final Cut Pro is an important skill to learn if you're a beginner with the software. You won't believe how easy it is to do! (Hint: it involves a blade and a click)! This final cut pro tutorial will show you how to get rid of these blank space in your FCPX timeline in no time!

January 25, 2023
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When editing videos, pauses, empty frames and other parts of recorded footage that don't contribute anything to the completed video should be discarded. No one wants to watch any sort of video that has plenty of said spaces.

Cleaning Up A Timeline By Deleting Blank Frames In Final Cut Pro

It's a good idea to check for hidden blank frames in your timeline, as these can cause problems when exporting or rendering your final video. To check for hidden blank frames, use the skimmer tool to scan through your timeline and look for any gaps or spaces between clips. If you find any, you can use the blade tool or the range selection tool to delete them.

How Do I Remove Blank Spaces In Final Cut Pro? (Video)

To delete blank frames in Final Cut Pro, you can use either the blade tool or the range selection tool. The blade tool allows you to split a clip at a specific point and delete the unwanted portion, while the range selection tool lets you select and delete multiple blank frames at once. To use the range selection tool, click and drag it over the blank frames that you want to delete and then press the delete key on your keyboard to remove them from the timeline

How To Delete A Gap In Final Cut Pro (Audio)

In order to eliminate blank frames in the Event Browser, you can activate the waveforms and expand the filmstrip by using the CMD + and CMD - keys. Afterwards, you can mark various intervals that you want to trim and remove them using the delete key. If you have "hide rejected" enabled, these removed frames will vanish from the timeline anyways.