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The most recent version, Final Cut Pro X 10. Apple in 2011, with the last version of the legacy Final Cut Pro being version 7. Avid system of some kind. The Viewer, where individual media files can be previewed and trimmed, replicates the source monitor of older tape-based systems. The Canvas replicates the “program” monitor in such systems, where the edited material is viewed. There is also a small Toolbox window and two audio-level indicators for the left and right audio channels. As in most digital non-linear editing applications, the Browser is not an interface to the computer’s file-system.
Browser and the actual media. This results in a ‘media offline’ situation, and the media must be ‘reconnected’. Final Cut Pro can search for the media itself, or the user can do this manually. If multiple clips are offline at the same time, Final Cut can reconnect all the offline media clips that are in the relative directory path as the first offline media clips that is reconnected.
The browser has an ‘effects’ tab in which video transitions and filters can be browsed and dragged onto or between clips. To add clips to the Timeline, besides dragging them there, it is possible to drag clips from the Browser or Viewer onto the Canvas, whereupon the so-called ‘edit overlay’ appears. The edit overlay has seven drop zones, into which clips can be dragged in order to perform different edits. The default is the ‘overwrite’ edit, which overwrites at an in point or the space occupied after the playhead with the incoming clip. The ‘insert’ edit slots a clip into the sequence at the in point or playhead’s position, keeping the rest of the video intact, but moving it all aside so that the new clip fits.