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FCPX - Kicking the Tires - Lesson 2

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In Lesson 2 of this Final Cut Pro X video tutorial series, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at more importing features, and the most important part of FCPX.....editing clips in your timeline.



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Re: FCPX - Kicking the Tires - Lesson 2
by Julian Matthesen
This video won't work after about 5 minutes
Re: FCPX - Kicking the Tires - Lesson 2
by Jerry Clinton
Love it. Thanks so much for these tutorials, please keep them coming. I started with Avid, moved to Vegas and now to FCP7 for the last 2 years and picked up AE and Pro tools along the way, so learning new non-linear software is great fun for me...I think my problem is I've never used imovie before and that's why this one is a bit troublesome.

Please keep making these great tutorials, I really want to embrace FCPX. I think it has more potential than people want to admit.
Re: Tutorial: FCPX - Kicking the Tires - Lesson 2
by Owen Wexler
Thank you for doing these tutorials.

As much as I do not like many aspects of FCPX, I still plan to learn it, as I will need to know it at some point I know, and these tutorials are really helping me wrap my head around the new aspects of X.

As I understand it from watching this tutorial the single unified viewer has been replaced by a series of "mini-Viewers", one for each clip... that's pretty cool (I just wish that the marks would stay there). Is there any way to enter in an exact timecode and jump to that timecode in one of these "mini-Viewers" like you could in the old Viewer? That is a very handy feature to have when working with a log that identifies points of interest within a clip by timecode and it would be very cool if this is included in X also.
Re: Tutorial: FCPX - Kicking the Tires - Lesson 2
by Sam McGuire
I noticed that at around 14 minutes when showing the skim info function, the FCPX assignment of 2 people & wide shot really has 4 people in it. What good are all of these auto features and smart collections if they aren't reliable? I've noticed when using FCPX that the people analysis only works in very straightforward footage.
Re: Tutorial: FCPX - Kicking the Tires - Lesson 2
by Michael Belanger
Sorry KP .. I have been editing for well over 25 years ...migrated from linear to AVID and then FCP. Was it perfect..not even close. Is it better today then it was a year ago...not even close. To qualify for a PRO application designation it would need to have some professional attributes. Most of those are gone.. NO output to tape... Passe you say. I know MIJO has a couple HDCAM SR and other decks as do I.

A trackless timeline... OK sure I am flexible but honestly I can never recall having a series of shots go out of sync. I just know what I am doing or you just lock the tracks that you need to keep synced up.
As others have pointed out, if you are a pro.. you will need to output the OMF with certain tracks being certain things so the audio post guy can figure things out relatively easily. With this new
"trackless" system you cannot even assign tracks for their desired purpose. Ch1 sync sound.. ch 4-5 stereo audio etc etc. This software does the bulk of the work for the inexperienced quasi editor as long as he/she never has to link to the rest of the professional planet.

Bottom line.. you can dress a pig up in frills and lace.. slap on some lipstick... doesn't make it a Playboy model.

SO thanks for the tutorial but this is extremely rudimentary and lacks the depth needed to qualify for the Pro Application moniker .

regards


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