How to use connected storylines in FCP-X

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has a detailed explanation of using connected storylines in Final Cut Pro X:

To learn more, also check out this tutorial from

In case you don’t know what storylines are with regards to FCP-X:

The Final Cut Pro X Timeline consists of two separate areas: the Primary Storyline, which is the darker area in the center, and everything else. The Primary Storyline is where you build your primary story, or all you’re A-roll, your main shots, your narrative–that sort of thing.

The areas above and below are for connecting clips for B-roll cutaways and shots that will support your primary story.