11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 8, 2013 2:08 AM by Faqhiavelli
Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,515 points)

Have you tried it in iMovie? How comfortable are you with this? Skimming in the browser and skimming in the timeline? I

  • Jim Cookman Level 7 (23,435 points)

    Tom, I've gotta say, I have NO idea what you're talking about.  Maybe because the apps are all jumbled together in the new "community"  I'm missing something?

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,515 points)

    Pop open a recent version of iMovie. If there are no clips there import some. Run the cursor across the clips. That's skimming. The video appears in the viewer. If you watched Randy Ubillos' demo at the SuperMeet closely you'll see a lot of skimming.

  • David S. Level 7 (20,630 points)

    Tom, I've played and worked with iMovie 11 for a number of months.


    Skimming is fine, and doesn't present issues for me.  It is a departure from logging in/out points, but to be honest, not a significant one.


    One of the maddening and recurring comments here is that FCPX is a just like iMovie.


    To be honest, when iMovie 11 came out, my thoughts were that it would be good if FCP also had some of the new features and workflows that iM11 had. 


    But skimming is fine for both previewing clips, selecting in/out points and tagging the clip or portions thereof, etc.


    Not an issue for me.

  • Studio X Level 7 (27,030 points)

    I thought you were going to ask us to skim the till.


    Not comfortable with either.



  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,515 points)

    In the FCP X there appears to be two "playheads," a skimmer that moves as you slide the cursor around and displays what's underneath the skimmer, and an actual playhead that doesn't move, presumably until you press the spacebar, and then the playhead output appears in the viewer.

  • Jim Cookman Level 7 (23,435 points)

    Oh.  I guess that's what I've always called "scrubbing."   Although I have no idea why it's called scrubbing.  Nothing gets any cleaner in the process.  I've never even opened up imovie.  Maybe I ought to do so, if only to get a jump on FCPX

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,515 points)

    Scrubbing requires you to mouse down and scrub, drag back and forth, or only forth, through an area. In skimming you just slide the cursor across the screen and the video changes. It takes getting used to, especially for those you like to keep a viewer set to a specific frame for reference. The mechanics of FCP X is going to take some adaption.

  • Jim Cookman Level 7 (23,435 points)

    Gads, I've got enough trouble trying to edit with a magic mouse.  Timeline is always flying all over the place.

  • BShuman Level 1 (0 points)

    Has anyone received any updates to this.  All my projects which are 4 min or less skim fine.  All above that time skim with a 2 second delay.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,515 points)

    You've jumped into a thread that was created in the final Cut Studiuo forum before FCPX was released. You might want to ask your question on the FCPX forum.

  • Faqhiavelli Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi I have exactly the same problem - poor skimming through a project and with some kind of relationship to the 4 minute mark. Any project over 4 minutes, the skimming is fine beyond the 4 minute mark, but useless before it. Did you ever find a solution?