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3.1 The Magnetic Timeline

The primary difference between FCPX and other video editing programs is the magnetic timeline. Whereas other programs have a series of free-floating video and audio tracks stacked above and below each other, FCPX has one main track, with all the secondary video and audio clips connected to it like branches on a tree. In this lesson you’ll learn how to best use the timeline, and we'll also discuss why many new users love the magnetic feature, while editors accustomed to other programs can take a while to get used to it.