Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2011 3:27 PM (in response to megapixeldave)
You are right David, there is no facility to 'save as' as FCP X saves automatically, even if FCP X crashes to the desktop, your project is saved so that when you open again it's the same as you left it. This is now becoming the norm, as Lion features this in many applications, the save feature is known as versions.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2011 3:26 PM (in response to megapixeldave)
this is really pathetic! this program is exactly what the next version or maybe the version after that for iMovie should have been.
i cant believe those BOZO's at Apple had the nerve to stand up and present this to 1,800 professionals in their big demo.
im shocked and P$SSED!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2011 3:53 PM (in response to megapixeldave)
is there no way to actual do a "Save" or "Save as"? it seems not. does this mean that everytime i want to just go into a session (Event) and just play around but "NOT SAVE" or more specifically not "OVERWRITE" my session...now FCPX will not give me the choice and "SAVE" it AUTOMATICALLY?
David, there may be a way to achieve the result you (and others) desire by using the Backup feature within Final Cut Pro X. Essentially you duplicate the project on your backup device and then you could play around with the project to your heart’s content. When you are finished playing and want to discard the changes that were automatically saved, you would replace that version with your last backup.
Here’s an excerpt from the online manual:
“Back up projects, your Project Library, and Events
Backing up your individual projects, your Project Library, and Events should be an essential part of your workflow. Some people back up daily or weekly; others back up when a project is complete. It is suggested that you back up to an external storage device (not to your local computer).
- Connect an external storage device large enough to hold your project and media files and verify that the device appears in the Finder.
- Control-click your project in the Project Library, and choose Duplicate Project from the shortcut menu.
- In the window that appears, choose your external storage device from the Location pop-up menu.
- Select an option to specify what is duplicated:
- Duplicate Project Only: Duplicates files specific to the project you selected. You may want to choose this option if you use the same clips in multiple projects and plan to back up your Events separately (perhaps in your backup copy of your entire Project Library and Events).
- Duplicate Project and Referenced Events: Duplicates the project and any Events referred to by the project. Selecting this option includes all of the media in the referenced Events. You may want to choose this option if you want to have the unused media available to use later.
- Duplicate Project + Used Clips Only: Duplicates the project and the media for any clips used in the project. This is a good option for most backup copies. When you choose this option, provide a name for the new Event that is created."
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2011 3:56 PM (in response to Rick Lang)
That's a helluvalotta work compared to simply doing a "Save As... " version
We do that all the time. I need to start a major revision on a project... what do I do? I simply do a Save As... and save it as a v2 or something... open up v2 and I'm good to go... v1 is still intact and easily found. I don't want to be scrolling through a bazillion autosaves to find that golden moment where it was a week ago after a few hundred autosaves.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2011 4:19 PM (in response to Brian Peat)
Brian Peat wrote:
Is there a way to simply dupe the project in FCPX? I haven't downloaded it yet so I can't check.
Assuming you want the duplicated project to be in the same Library folders as the original projects, using the Finder, it looks like you would need to copy the Project and Event within their respective folders. And then rename them a bit so you know which one you are going to change.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2011 5:17 PM (in response to Rick Lang)
rick, i appreciate your work around suggestions but its really nonsense for some of the glaring omissions that Apple has made.
why should they assume for a professional that "they/Apple" are helping us out buy automatically saving for us upon quitting the program. i understand that for the everyday consumer that the name of the game for them is to "eliminate" the clutter and make it "easier" but i dont know one professional editor that would be helped by this feature.
to have to do a sh$t rig working around to if its really possible it pure silliness!
this is purely iMovie in a slightly future form.
what a joke!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2011 5:38 PM (in response to Cory Bauer)
Now all you FCP users know what Logic users have been going thru since Apple got its hands on that once highly professional application.
I feel for you.
Still, just to keep it fair... Perhaps, try to spend a little more than one day with the app before regarding it as crippled. Not saying it isn't but sometimes new apps tend to do the same only much more easy than the old version.
Be that as it may, FCP was professional but as history proves (yet again) Apple is slowly killing all its professional apps. Logic, Shake, Aperture, FCP etc