clip or selection is aligned with the skimmer or playhead position, but with Final Cut Pro it's also possible to
back-time an overwrite so that the last frame coincides with the skimmer or playhead position.
To overwrite a clip at the start of the skimmer or playhead position on a Storyline, select a clip or selection in
the Event Browser and choose Edit ⇒ Overwrite or just press D. To overwrite a clip to the end of the skimmer or
playhead position on a Storyline, select a clip or selection in the Event Browser and press Shift+D.
Let's add some more shots to the first assembly that you created in the previous section by overwriting two clips
over the Primary Storyline. To do this, you'll be using the selections you rated as Favorites in Chapter 4.
1. Select the Bump in the Night Collection in the Event Library and change the Event Browser's filter to Fa-
vorites so that only the rated sections appear in the Event Browser.
2. Open the Bump in the Night Project in the Timeline by double-clicking it in the Project Library.
3. Position the playhead at 25 seconds and 18 frames on the Primary Storyline.
4. There are two Scene 8 Slate 56 Take 2 clips in the Event Browser. This is because you rated two different
sections of this take earlier and Final Cut Pro separated them into two separate clips when you applied the
Favorites filter. Select the first clip.
5. Choose Edit ⇒ Overwrite or press D.
6. The clip is added to the Primary Storyline, replacing a section of the first clip in the Timeline. Play back
the edit to see the results.
Now you'll perform a second overwrite edit, but this time you'll back-time it so that it ends at the playhead pos-
ition on the Timeline:
1. Position the playhead at 30 seconds and 19 frames on the Storyline.
2. Select the first favorite clip of Scene 8 Slate 55 Take 2 in the Event Browser.
3. Press Shift+D.
4. The clip is overwritten to the Storyline ending at the position of the playhead. Play back the edit to see
Performing insert edits
A clip can be inserted anywhere along a Storyline by using an insert edit. An insert edit cuts the Storyline at the
skimmer or playhead position and slots the clip into the split, pushing any media to the right out of the way.
Any clips connected to the Storyline move along with it and stay attached to their original clips. As with the
overwrite edit, the skimmer takes precedence over the playhead position when inserting a clip in a storyline.
You also can manually drag a clip from the Event Browser and insert it between two clips in a Storyline. The
two clips move out of the way, allowing you to insert the clip in between them. However, you can't manually
drag a clip into the middle of another clip in a Storyline unless it has been cut first with the Blade tool. (See
Chapter 6 for more on the Blade tool.)
To insert a clip at the playhead position in a Storyline, select a clip or selection in the Event Browser and then
click the Insert button on the Toolbar, choose Edit ⇒ Insert, or just press W. You also can insert clips at the skim-
mer position with the W key.
Let's continue the Bump in the Night edit by inserting two more clips into the Primary Storyline: