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  • Andy Neil Level 4 Level 4 (3,795 points)

    *autosave vault - As you said, it's not necessary as each step is remembered.


    *custom layout - Not much you can really do there.  Actually, I'm curious about how FCP X displays on a 2 monitor set-up.  Since you can't break up the windows....


    *Sequence setting - CMD+0.  The FCP 7 shortcut for sequence settings brings you to the project library (sequences are now called projects).  There is info in the top right corner for whichever project is selected.  New projects can be added with the plus button at the bottom.


    *sequence - see above.


    Hope this helps.



  • ahojka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Andy.


    *autosave vault - does it mean I can still restore a previous version without losing the last one?


    I'm also missing lots of effect, for example "Flop", do you have any idea?



  • Mr Pi Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

    jugney1 wrote:


    Philip Hodgetts provides an extensive blog post in question and answer form about what is and isn't included in Final Cut Pro X.  These include:

    • "As of Version 1 and today’s release there is no direct import capability for [Final Cut Pro 6/7] projects. My understanding is that there will be an Apple-provided utility for importing XML from older projects to Final Cut Pro X."


    Larry Jordan ... also points out that Apple is planning a quicker upgrade cycle for Final Cut Pro than they have in the past now that its in the App Store

    Cool. That save me the job of writing the code to import from 7. That does look difficult. I looked further into the project files and they use a hybrid of SQLite 3. If they also provided XML output that would make it easier for me to parse but not much more because SQLite is fairly easy to parse too. What is more, if they don't provide XML output then Automatic Duck won't have a market anymore . On it!!


  • Birch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    First of all... We need "classic" viewer and canvas window (where you can see in and out points) and option to use "classic" timeline mode. By "classic" I mean like fcp 7. Until that has been achieved I won't even spend time using it for a second. iMovie magnetic timeline is not for pros, stick to what we have known for 10 years or else there is only one way to go and that is Avid

  • Mr Pi Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

    Aww, don't say that Birch. It makes you sound old and long in the tooth

    I've been giving it a go and I actually like the magnetic timeline. I think it will speed us up quite a bit. Setting the ins and outs was very weird at first and only having the one viewer but I soon got used to that too. There are lots of different ways to view the clips in the browser so you can see a long strip of it before dragging it onto your timeline or using a key command to insert it. I was a bit apprehensive at first to edit like that but it does seem to work effectively.

    But for true pro work I'm still going to stick with 7 for the time being. Good thing you can keep both on the same system.



  • Birch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Why fix something that is not broken? Fcp 7 was the best editing system in the world, and it committed suicide yesterday... Trying to convince editors to change their entire way of working based on inputs from people who create tutorial videos... That is crazy. We were at the point where only trimming needed a little tweak to be perfect, and now were are back to something that would scare any pro away.

  • JP Owens Level 4 Level 4 (2,015 points)

    Carrying on with posting alternately something completely fatuous vs. not, (completely)...


    It would appear that the X release is yet another Sneak Preview.  Now I know I said I would buy it, but to be perfectly honest, this (is it a sort of "pre-release") version doesn't seem to be worth the money.  The consensus is forming that this is a sort of training version, with the real thing with all its external interfaces to appear again shortly -- 6-8 months.  And then you will get to pay for that again.  For the time being, it doesn't interface with anything that I have, so it would just be an orphan on the system. 


    Forget it. For now.



  • Mr Pi Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

    JP Owens wrote:


    And then you will get to pay for that again. 

    You misunderstand that you would have to pay for the updates. The 6-8mth updates will be free. You will have to pay probably every 18mths. So, if you want to hold off (which might be a good idea; then again it might not; who knows) I'd hold off for 18mths cause you won't get your $300 worth. Some would argue you won't anyway. I think that I pay more for some training sites and so it fits into my budget ok. $300 is a months worth of coffee.


  • mishmumken Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)

    Mr Pi wrote:


    You misunderstand that you would have to pay for the updates. The 6-8mth updates will be free. You will have to pay probably every 18mths.


    Where are you getting this info from? Or is it just hope?



  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (18,545 points)

    Updates (usually every few months) are free, upgrades (every few years) not.

  • mishmumken Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)

    I do know that. But what Mr Pi posted sounded too much like speculation to me ... that's why I asked.



  • the black sun Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)

    Your cup isn't half empty you know...

    If you want to stick with the faster horse, good luck; but the rest of us like the new car

  • Ai-Max Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Everything is going to be OK. It just takes time. Edit with whatever you are comfortable now.

  • glossywhite Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Luddites 'R' Us? ^_^

  • PetterGoodmotion Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


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