Final Cut Pro for iPad: How to create secondary storylines
In version 1.0.x of Final Cut Pro for iPad, there isn’t an on-screen control, gesture or keyboard command to create a secondary storyline.
Final Cut for Mac users who miss this very useful method for grouping clips together can create secondary storylines using this tip:
- Connect a clip to the main storyline (by dragging one from the main storyline or by using the ‘Connect at Playhead’ option of the Edit Mode control from the Project Media pane).
- Drag any transition from the Transitions browser to the connected clip.
The clip is turned into a single clip connected storyline with a transition.
If you have a keyboard connected, you can quickly add the Cross Dissolve transition to the connected clip using the Command-T keyboard shortcut. If the whole clip is selected, it will the add the transition to both ends. If you go into Edge selection mode and tap an edge and then press Command-T, then the transition will only be added to that edge.
- Select the transition.
- Tap the trash can to delete it.
- You now have a single clip storyline which you can add to and edit. You can tap to select individual clips or select the whole storyline to move it (with the jog wheel in nudge mode too).