retiming generators fcpx

We love MacBreak Studio here on FCP.co, so much we are actually suggesting episodes! This week the boys look at how to retime Motion Generators in Final Cut Pro X

First of all we have to thank Steve and Mark for the plug of the website on the show. Secondly we thought you might like to know a bit more about how the question started and how the solution was found.

When we wrote the article on Digital Heaven's Counter X back at the end of February, we thought the method used to freeze the counter was a bit of a workaround and there must be an easier way.

Mark Spencer is a friend on messages and we pinged him the question 'Could generators be retimed in FCPX?' He tried it and said it didn't work. Then we suggested 'Would using a compound clip allow for retiming?' and after a bit of testing Mark got back to us to say that it did indeed work. Then we commented it would make a good MacBreak Studio episode and well, you know the rest!

Expect a whole host of blogs & other tutorial makers to pickup on this method, good news travels fast.

If you would like to get a copy of Mark's training course for Motion 5 then please follow the link to Ripple Training's Motion 5 The Complete Series.