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Best physical controller for FCP X 13 Aug 2017 19:08 #89878

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Any tips what is the best physical controller for FCP?

Bought a contour but feels cheap. Have looked at jlcooper mcs3,5 and 6.

Need something a bit better quality sturdy feeling than contour but I also do not hav $2.000 to spend!

Great full for help.

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Best physical controller for FCP X 14 Aug 2017 21:57 #89899

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Apple Magic Trackpad, I'll never use anything else.

I sold off my jog wheel mechanisms, never regretted it.

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Best physical controller for FCP X 31 Aug 2017 12:05 #90211

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I have this question for a MacBook Pro. I am very new to MBP. I am using the built in trac pad. I find my finger getting sore from clicking. Is there a certain setup I should consider for FCPX use? Would I be better with the magic trac pad or will that hurt portability? Other options out there?

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Best physical controller for FCP X 31 Aug 2017 13:38 #90216

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Magic Trackpad or Magic Mouse, either will fit in a laptop bag very easily. Both will relieve the strain of that tiny laptop trackpad. Both have options making them easier and more powerful than the built-in trackpad. My Magic Trackpad goes with me when I take my MBP on the road.

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Best physical controller for FCP X 31 Aug 2017 13:41 #90217

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First I tried the smaller Contour but too flimsy. Then I got the larger Contour for $129 and used it for a year very plastically and feels cheap.

Ended up with a MSC3 from JL Cooper used from Ebay for $75 last week.

Extreme quality and works excellent with programmable free software for FCP X and some other apps. Highly recommended both product and company. Always fast answers from their support. High quality stuff.

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Best physical controller for FCP X 01 Sep 2017 15:05 #90241

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Anyone have experience with both the Magic Trackpad 1 & 2? Is 2 worth it (may be because of recharge)?

Also, anyone with experience with both the magic trackpad & magic mouse prefer the mouse?

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Best physical controller for FCP X 01 Sep 2017 21:27 #90261

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I've used both Magic Trackpad and Mouse, all generations, Trackpad beats out the mouse, latest gen of Trackpad beats out first, IMHO.

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Best physical controller for FCP X 02 Sep 2017 14:57 #90277

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Hi Meegwell,

you say your finger's getting sore from clicking. Do you know that in preferences you can allow a "tap" instead of a "click"? That might take some stress of your finger.

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Best physical controller for FCP X 02 Sep 2017 15:06 #90278

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yes I learned that recently along with the 3 finger drag...thank you...love my MBP!

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Best physical controller for FCP X 02 Sep 2017 16:15 #90280

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P.S. I use my Magic Trackpad with my rMBP when on the road. It's much nicer than the built-in trackpad, packs easily in a laptop case.

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Best physical controller for FCP X 29 Sep 2017 22:59 #90877

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Those who use the Magic Trackpad, can you tell me why you prefer it for editing over a mouse?

I just switched from PC and Premiere, and intend to start using FCPX on my new iMac. I got the Trackpad 2, and while I enjoy it for casual use, I find I'm about 20% faster with my mouse when it comes to speed+accuracy.

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