Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 8:50 PM (in response to Bruce Delaplain1)
It seems my plan for editing the film in chunks is completely unworkable, at least in iMovie '09. Can it be done in Final Cut Pro?
The answer is "yes."
In FCPX you can copy / paste (or even cut / paste) from one edited project to another.
It is very common (even advised) to edit a longer piece in "chunks," then to place all of them into a single project for final export.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 3:34 AM (in response to dastoelk)
Yes, you can copy and paste between projects and retain all the edits.
Better still: you can edit each "subproject" as a compound clip and then just drag them to the project timeline.
Each "subproject" will still contain all the edits (and you can still edit them further if needed), but they will be encapsulated in the timeline.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 10:38 AM (in response to Luis Sequeira1)
Thank you, too Luis! I'm pretty sure I know what you're referring to. Just last night I discovered a wonderful set of tutorial videos by Izzy. I was so hooked, I watched maybe 13 of his short videos before finally going to bed at 2:00 am!
I don't even have Final Cut yet, but it was so easy to understand because his speaking is so clear, the screen images are clear, he was logical. He moved quickly without sacrificing clarity.
Here's a link to it if you're interested...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to Bruce Delaplain1)
if you have a compatible mac, you can start applying Izzy's lessons right away. Download the FCP X trial version. It is fully functional for 30 days. So you can experience the real thing before you buy.
I am also a fan of Izzy's. I have started to learn FCP X using his same tutorial, and have been a site member for a while. I have learned a lot.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to Luis Sequeira1)
I've downloaded the trial version. Haven't opened it yet.
Do you know how I could find out if my camcorder will interface with FCPX. It's older -- Canon Elura 70.
It works with iMovie '09.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 1:32 PM (in response to Bruce Delaplain1)
Check the section at the bottom of the page.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 3:29 PM (in response to Tom Wolsky)
Thanks, Tom. Looks like it'll probably be fine.
Actually, right after I posted, I realized it was kind of a stupid question. I've downloaded the trial version and as soon as I fire it up, I can just try it and see.