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August 20, 2012
Final Cut Pro XVideo Editing

5 Time Saving Tips for FCPX

Here’s 5 quick tips for Final Cut Pro X to make you a better (and faster!) video editor.

In the following video, Mark at The Photo/Video Show goes over his top 5 tips for working faster in FCPX.  Some of these tips are pretty well known FCPX features, but others (like using compound clips for audio) may not be so apparent to the new user.  In under 5 minutes you’ll pick up 5 must-know Final Cut Pro X tips including:

  1. How to duplicate a FCPX project
  2. Enabling/disabling background rendering
    (more info in our post on FCPX rendering
  3. Add keyword metadata as you input media
  4. Creating FCPX compound clips for audio
    (more info in our blog post here)
  5. Copy and paste effects from one clip to another

If you’re looking for more FCPX quick tips check out our previous post on 10 quick Final Cut Pro X tips.  Have any of your own FCPX wisdom to share? Tell us your favorite Final Cut Pro X tricks in the comments!

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  • Ben Davolls

    Compound Audio clips is a great tip, but make sure all the clips coming into the new compound clip are of the same type (background music + background music = compound clip), otherwise you’ll end up with dialogue AND background music in the new compound clip, which could cause issues later when you wanna adjust levels for the final mix.

    • Danny Greer

      Very good point, Ben. Compound clips should be created to better organize your project, not make it more complicated! Really useful when creating audio stems. Thanks for your input.

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