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FCPX - Kicking the Tires - Lesson 1

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In Lesson 1, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at the new FCPX and covers some of the basics you'll need to get you up and running from the download and installation of the Final Cut Pro X software - to your preferences - and finally to importing.



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Re: FCPX - Kicking the Tires - Lesson 1
by Steven J Dorr
Thank you. Your tutorials and quick tips are the best for getting started in understanding and editing with FCP X.
Re: FCPX - Kicking the Tires - Lesson 1
by Terry Griffey
Very nicely done! Concise, well-organized and excellent content. Looking forward to the rest of the series!

TG
Re: FCPX - Kicking the Tires - Lesson 1
by Mark Suszko
Very clear introduction and makes a good logical foundation for organizing the materials.

Question: since your footage is all silent, why didn't you set the preference to delete silent audio tracks on import? Do you have some plan to use the silent tracks in some way, later? One of the peeves I have in FCP6/7 is accidentally setting about six empty audio tracks when digitizing clips, then having to deal with deleting them in the timeline. It is nice that X can see blank tracks and just kill them off, so why did you choose not to select that preference, any particular reason?
Re: FCPX - Kicking the Tires - Lesson 1
by Tom Brooks
Very useful, Kevin. I skipped to 12:15 and got right to the part about organizing events and importing and it helped me understand FCX better. I'll catch the rest later. Nice, quick pace!
Re: FCPX - Kicking the Tires - Lesson 1
by Arvin Bautista
Hey, listen, solid state and cloud based wheels are the future. No more spinning wheels!

Arvin Bautista
Greasy Pig Studios
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.greasypigstudios.com
Re: FCPX - Kicking the Tires - Lesson 1
by Brad Jordan
Thanks for an informative intro. I came to The Cow to see what I could learn and pick up some tips on getting up to speed with FCP X. All I've seen in the forum is repetitive complaining about the same things over and over. I agree with many of those folks that they are disappointed with what Apple left out HOWEVER, I would like to start making something productive of my time and learn. Until I saw this, I was about to abandon Creative Cow forums for a while until things cooled down. The FCP-X forum has been nothing but venting and not helpful. I hope that changes.

Re: Tutorial: FCPX - Kicking the Tires - Lesson 1
by Geoff Dills
Nice start Kevin. Though I would have preferred you didn't use the car analogy in your title....I can hear the "the wheels came off" jokes now. :]

Best,
Geoff


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