At The Manhattan Editing Workshop, we covered many things today – including the trim window. This is where you go once you have laid out a rough ‘Dragnet-style’ edit. Some editors like to keep their fingers on the keyboard. They select edits using the keyboard, go to the trim window, and use the J, K and L keys to set edit points (in dynamic trim mide).
I’ve avoided using the trim window over the years, but it’s time to be an old school editor for a while. Mac users who are used to directly manipulating media don’t usually bother with it. Those who migrate from other systems require a trim edit window. I suppose it’s best to use both to see which works best.