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Turning off the magnetic timeline?

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jpjd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 21, 2011 8:55 AM

Where the **** is the off switch?!?!?!  I hope there's an option to turn it off occasionally.  I don't always want things sliding around on their own, especially when I'm trying to time something to music!!!!  I've been a FCP editor since day one and a professional editor for 15 years, I see how the magnetic timeline can be useful, but if I have to have it constantly engaged I have a feeling I'll be jumping off a bridge very soon!

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.5.2), mac pro 2 x 2.66 Dual-Core Intel Xeon - Memory: 4 GB 667 MHz
  • axis360 Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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    Jun 21, 2011 9:17 AM (in response to jpjd)

    Final Cut Pro defaults to having the snapping feature turned on. In the upper right corner of the timeline window you will find the snapping icon.

    snapping_icon.gif

    The magnetic property of the timeline is called snapping. Without it, you would more than likely have small gaps between edits where you attempted to match clips together.

    Snapping can be turned on and off by clicking on the snapping icon, or by pressing the N key on the keyboard. You may find it may be easier to press the N key instead of trying to navigate to the small snap icon in the upper right corner of the timeline window.

     

    Hope that helps John

  • axis360 Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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    Jun 21, 2011 10:51 AM (in response to jpjd)

    My bad sorry- I will look and will look forward to an answer! Didn't know of this problem!

    Is this the very newest of FCP-299 version. If so I am wondering if they are working on or unlocking it with updates-paid or not?

  • Mark Bame Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Jun 21, 2011 11:01 AM (in response to jpjd)

    I agree 100%. There is no way I'm going to edit on this if you can't turn that magnetic timeline OFF!!!

    I've got clips jumping all over the place with no reasoning what so ever. So far.... not impressed at all!!!

  • Andrew Adolphus Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 21, 2011 11:26 AM (in response to jpjd)

    I was pretty excited about this feature until I tried it out. I'm gonna develop a Xanax addiction if there's no way to turn this off. Either that or *sigh* go back to Avid.

  • danielfrommilton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2011 12:25 PM (in response to jpjd)

    Here's how to turn OFF the magnetic timeline in FCP X

     

     

    http://forums.filmmakingwebinars.com/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=15

  • danielfrommilton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2011 12:29 PM (in response to jpjd)
  • Jonah Lee Walker Level 3 Level 3 (565 points)
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    Jun 23, 2011 1:16 PM (in response to jpjd)

    jpjd wrote:

     

    Hey Daniel.  That link doesn't work.

     

    If it says to use the "P" key to move things or to just avoid cutting on the main STORYLINE track (use above tracks) than that's cool because that's what I figured out.  I think Apple should bring back the track labels!!!  V1 V2 V3.  I don't mind if the tracks are created on their own but I would love if I could say that clip is on track V6 or whatever.  Like before.  This new way is problematic. 

     

    Also why can't I create a dissolve on upper tracks??  It appears that I have to have my clips on the STORYLINE track to create a dissolve...and than when I create the dissolve it absorbs part of the clips and shifts the clips after the dissolve!!!  ***?

    You have to right click on the upper track and turn it into a Storyline then you can dissolved (a useless step as far as I can see, but it is necessary now).

  • syntax_r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2011 1:48 PM (in response to jpjd)

    Trying to edit a music video now, and am about to go crazy with the magnetic timeline. Everytime I add a transition it moves all clips out of sync with the music!!

     

    The "P" mode is no solution to this.

     

    Hope someone comes up with a solution to this soon.

  • InMotion Imagery Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2011 7:35 PM (in response to syntax_r)

    I have seen the timeline shifting when a transition is added.   Seems like a bug.

  • daniel fiori editor Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jun 23, 2011 7:37 PM (in response to syntax_r)

    www.avid.com is the perfect solution for you

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