Seven months after the release of FCP X, Apple comes forward with v. 10.0.3 to address some major missing features. Will it be enough?
Reality TV production giant, Bunim/Murray, joins a growing number of high-profile professionals to return to Avid from Final Cut Pro.
Xto7 for Final Cut Pro (by Assisted Editing) allows you to take your Final Cut Pro X timeline to Final Cut Pro 7. You can also go directly to other Final Cut Pro 7 XML workflow programs, as well as to Adobe Premiere Pro (and to After Effects via dynamic link). It’s available in the App Store for $49.99.
If Final Cut Pro X won’t launch, crashes while launching, or crashes while open, there are some basic troubleshooting tips you can follow to try to quickly get yourself back up-and-running. Check out this tutorial to equip yourself with the proper technical expertise!
Automatic Duck, the Seattle-based conversion software distributor (known for their plug-ins that translate edited sequences between Final Cut Pro, Avid, After Effects, Quantel, Pro Tools), has recently revamped its cost structure for plug-in delivery. Now, their Pro Import AE, Pro Import FCP, and Pro Export FCP (FCP7 and FCPX) plugins are available at absolutely no charge. But… at what cost?
Dropbox is an exceptionally useful application that allows you to store files within a designated folder on your computer—and with every Save, it instantly and safely backs up your files to the Dropbox servers, and also syncs your updated files to all of your other Dropbox folders located on other computers and mobile devices. Additionally, you can share folders within your Dropbox with any number of collaborators, so every time you make a change, everyone gets the update simultaneously. So, the question is… how does this work with editing projects?
When you add transitions in Final Cut Pro X, the default behavior is to use material already edited in the Timeline, rather than to use material from your shots’ handles. This makes the duration of your A-side and B-side shots—as well as the entire sequence—shorter with each transition you apply. Check out this tutorial to discover why this probably isn’t the best workflow, as well as how to switch this behavior back to traditional methods.
Want to open your Final Cut Pro projects in FCPX? CatDV is a third party application that acts as a “translator” of XML data…allowing you to open a cuts-only sequence of your FCP7 (or earlier version) in Final Cut Pro X and vice versa. Save time and keep your edits organized using this powerful support application!
Adding markers is a great way to share information about your sequence with others, or to remind yourself of things you need to do. In Final Cut Pro X, there are quite a few marker-related shortcuts that will serve you well.
Final Cut Pro X doesn’t include a formal subclip option, but you can mimic subclipping by using the “Favorite” command. Watch this video tutorial to find out how!
Sometimes, it’s useful to insert placeholder footage in your sequence for video you have yet to shoot or gather. Fortunately, Final Cut Pro X offers a unique Placeholder generator effect, which allows you to customize your temporary video—down to the very last detail!
Final Cut Pro X’s Precision Editor allows you to view the handles of your clips as you perform ripples and rolls. This lets you exercise extra control as you trim. Watch this video tutorial to find out how to use the Precision Editor!