- About me
Film and Television Editor since 1982
Avid Media Composer since 1991
Final Cut Pro since 1999 FCPX since 2011
Canon 5D Mk II Shooter
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Ew yeah I remember those. One night I had to manually roll in the second half of my story live. (a Current Affair)
No wonder I used to drink so much back then.
I must admit if I was setting up a news room there is no way in hell I'd consider FCP X.
That was my guess too, that this footage is some unusual format. I did a lot of editing tonight on my old MacPro and nothing I could do would make the in or out points change once they were set.
My only other suggestion is that there is some conflict in your system. Time to start giving us details.
I suspect it maybe a software glitch of some kind, something where the codecs aren't talking to the program properly.
I've seen this kind of behavior before when you two or more NLEs installed on the same system. In. Y case it was FCP 7 and AVID.. All kinds of weird stuff happening.
That's not the work around. The work around is to use frame view. For me it is definitely fixed in 10.0.8. Are you sure it's the play head jumping to the head of the clip or just the selection jumping up to the top of the list?
Look there's no doubt that Apple screwed the pooch with the launch of FCP X. But they were backed into a corner. It was still a 32 bit program that need a change. All the other pro apps were already 64 bit, they would be able to stand the test of time until Apple's big paradigm shift for pro apps coming this fall. (Fingers crossed)
So he's they gave us a sneak peak, a beta as it were, but now a fully functioning and dare I say it "beautiful" program.
This is where editing is going. There is no doubt. The program is far from perfect but it is like the invention of the car when everyone else was using horse and cart.
The best thing about this is that we are the ones at the cutting edge. (Pun intended) we are the ones getting the jump on everyone else. So the more people attacking the program just means more work for us when the tide turns.
Let them keep their heads in the sand I say.
As there are a few of us here who use this program I thought I should let you now it's just had a major update.
Some of the new features include.
Smart Shapes Tools, which let you quickly adjust a shape’s outline with easy-to-use controls to get just the look you’re after;
Shapes palette packed with dozens of readily available shapes that are as easy to add as dragging and dropping;
Shape Style palette, so you can effortlessly create more polished and advanced shapes;
Convert Text into Shape, which allows you to convert type layers to shape layers and then easily apply gradients, shadows, strokes, or even reshape individual letters;
Smart Move Tool, which knows when you are working with image or shape layers and gives you just the options you need at that time;
Paint Selection Tool, which is the simplest and the fastest way to make even the most challenging selections in your images with just a few brush strokes; and
Light Leak effect, which makes it easy and fun to create stunning, retro-artistically illuminated images from any of your photos.