14 Replies Latest reply: Sep 14, 2012 5:23 AM by Thomas Whaley
richardfrommissoula Level 1 (0 points)

Is it possible to export a selection from the FCPX timeline or do I have to export the entire project and then edit it in another program.


Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,510 points)

    Copy and paste the section you want into a new project.

  • andynick Level 5 (4,925 points)

    Takes seconds . . .

     

    1. Ctrl+A (select everything on Timeline).
    2. Alt+G (Make into Compound Clip).
    3. Drag in and out points to make your selection in the Timeline.
    4. Share (or Cmd+E) to Export.
    5. Ctrl+Zs to get back to previous state.

    Andy

  • Goldfish Level 2 (355 points)

    FCP7 was much better for this:

     

    1.      tap the letter I and O to set in and out points

    2.      export.

     

    I sure hope we get better marker implementation back sometime soon.

     

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/finalcutpro.html

  • andynick Level 5 (4,925 points)

    Goldfish wrote:

    FCP7 was much better for this:

    Yes - but you don't mention the billion ways in which FCP X makes FCP 7 totally obsolete.

    Andy

  • Goldfish Level 2 (355 points)

    andynick wrote:

     

    Goldfish wrote:

    FCP7 was much better for this:

    Yes - but you don't mention the billion ways in which FCP X makes FCP 7 totally obsolete.

    Andy

    I didn't think it was relevant to the thread.

    I'm simply encouraging the return of a few features that were left on the cutting room floor - no harm in that.

    I O markers and chapter markers are a few of them and routinely a topic of discussion. It's not just me.

     

    For the record I'm a big Fan of FCPX. It has many of the features that I said, for years,  should be added to FCP7 -  and I took a lot of heat over the years for pointing out the deficiencies in FCP7.

     

    When a new editor comes to the forum and asks "why can't i do this really simple thing" , I think it's better to acknowledge his observation and encourage constructive feedback to Apple rather than implying that he was stupid for knot figuring out a convoluted work-around for something that should exist in the program.

     

    If your post had started with "here's a work around…." rather than " takes seconds…"

    and you had finished with "…hopefully we'll see I O markers in a future update…"

    Rather than "…Ctrl+Zs to get back to previous state." you never would have heard a peep from me.

     

    I just find the apologist mentality difficult to ignore. No offense intended.

     

    best regards,

    g

     

    PS - I also think "totally obsolete" is a bit of a stretch.

  • andynick Level 5 (4,925 points)

    Goldfish wrote:

    If your post had started with "here's a work around…." rather than " takes seconds…"

    and you had finished with "…hopefully we'll see I O markers in a future update…"

    Rather than "…Ctrl+Zs to get back to previous state." you never would have heard a peep from me.

    That's fair comment - I should have pointed that out.

     

    PS - I also think "totally obsolete" is a bit of a stretch.

    Hmm . . . if I remember the good features of FCP 7 that are not in X - and then think of the fantastic features i X that were not even thought of in 7, I have to disagree with you.

     

    I used legacy FCP from version 3. something - and for me it was never the 'totally stable' app that it's fans trumpet it as these days. To be honest, any application that needs its preferences trashing from time to time, cannot be classed as totally stable - and legacy FCP certainly needed prefs trashing more often than I was comfortable with (so does X).

    Andy

  • Thomas Whaley Level 1 (120 points)

    andynick.

     

    I tried this but the whole sequence exported. Am I missing something?

     

    Thanks.

    Tom

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,510 points)

    You have to copy and paste into a new project or a compound clip create in the event browser.

  • andynick Level 5 (4,925 points)

    No you don't Tom.

    I just did this with my 17 minute project.

    Made it into a compound, dragged the end points of the compound in to make 20 seconds.

    Still in the Timeline - Cmd+E to export to my desktop . . . 20 second movie.

    Try it!

    Andy

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,510 points)

    Yes, you can, but I don't like the method, though I suppose it's useful in some instances. I hate the idea of destroying a project to export it. I know you can pull it out again and break it apart, but really is copy and paste that onerous?

  • andynick Level 5 (4,925 points)

    Thomas,

    Did you drag the edges of the Compound Clip in to select (and export) just the part that you wanted?

    This is my (10 min 17 second) Timeline as a CC.

    Screen Shot 2012-09-13 at 08.55.40.png

     

    This is it reduced to 40 seconds.

    Screen Shot 2012-09-13 at 08.57.04.png

     

    Cmd+E from here exports just the 40 second section - but you MUST remember to hit Shift+Z a couple of times to get back to the project.

     

    Granted, it's a workaround and there are several ways to do this but I much prefer this method to creating a new Project and then deleting it.

    Andy

  • Anne Monbaron Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello,

    The actual official reply from Apple to export only a part of the timeline is to send it to Compressor 4 where you can set in and out points.

  • richardfrommissoula Level 1 (0 points)

    Transferring to compressor is a much larger PITA than any of the options given including using FCP7.

     

    That would take about an hour. the copy & paste into a new project worked for me.

     

    FCPX is in its infancy and I can see about 500 ways it can be improved. Hopefully somebody is listening.

     

    I'm not yearning for how we used to do it because I never did it before,. I found out that IMovie was too limited especially in handling of extra audio files, so I tried Final Cut Express.

     

    After three weeks of perusing books and practicing edits on Express, I ran into a snag on that. That's when I found out that Express had been "end of lifed" and I returned it and got FCPX.  I don't even remember even the most basic commands from Express and I am a lot hap[pier for it.

  • Thomas Whaley Level 1 (120 points)

    Thanks for the info. Yes, I can drag the ends then export. But I do think the copy and paste works best for me. However, I do hope in a future update, parts of the sequence can be exported by using ins and outs. Thanks to all.

     

    Best.

    Tom