Please forgive me if this has already been addressed but I just can't find a straight answer.
I am working with long timelines (30 to 60 minutes) and with thousands of clips. What I am looking for more than anything else is stability, stability, stability and speed. Don't use many effects so El Capitan's ability to handle effects is of little interest.
Can someone please tell me if El Capitan brigs stability and speed to FCPX 10.2.1 and above? I mean stability and speed in long timelines without effects? Does El Capitan and Metal mean anything to FCPX in terms of both speed and stability or does metal only relate to effects?
Logic 10.2.0 DOES NOT!!! work any better with FCPXML. It's all one big mess.
I keep having discussions with Avid editors who keep on insisting that FCPX simply cannot edit as effectively as Avid using only (or mostly) the keyboard. For some reason this seems to be a very big deal with a lot of these editors.
Would someone here be willing to make and post a video of you working using only or mostly the keyboard?
I myself love using my mouse and trackpad so I'm not the right person to demonstrate this but I figured someone here is a fast keyboard FCPX editor.
In our workflow we are dependent on assigning Roles to all audio since all shows are sent off for audio sweetening elsewhere.
We would really like to able to assign Roles to media upon import.
For the past four days I have been working on a 1 hour episode for Danish TV. The Library consists of 809 media files (roughly 18 hours of material) all transcoded to ProRes 422. More than 80 percent of the files are multi cam.
I am working from a local attached Promise Pegasus2 R6 using my own iMac 27” 3.4 i7 SSD, 32 gigs RAM.
Also I have updated to Mavericks 10.9.4.
I must say there is a noticeably difference in speed from ver 10.1.1. The timeline is extremely responsive and moving between Event files and the timeline works perfectly. I am still amazed how fast FCPX reacts as soon as the cursor hits a file.
When fine tuning clips in the timeline FCPX is super fast. There is no where near as much lag as in previous versions. The playhead and skimmer reacts instantly.
I have discovered (I have heard this before) that keeping the Inspector closed actually improves speed in the time line significantly. So now it is just a part of my workflow alway to leave the inspector closed and toggle between open and closed as needed.
I have also tried moving both Library XML and Project XML around between machines and this XML really works! I have had absolutely no problems with XML.
All in all I am VERY pleased with this release of FCPX.
Just for fun here's a grab of my timeline.
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So....it's a bit quiet these days on the FCPX front. So I submit to you: Should or could Apple buy a company like AVID?
Since the release of FCPX many people have been fighting over which is the "professional" tool: AVID or FCPX (or Premiere Pro). I myself have had many of these discussions with editors. Many of the people I talk to keep saying that FCPX will NEVER catch on or be the primary tool for any serious business model. Of course I disagree.
But then this thought struck me: If Apple REALLY wanted to be the NLE of choice for production companies around the world, why not just buy AVID and discontinue the development of Media Composer? I guess it's not a money thing (as I understand Apple is doing quite well).
What do YOU think? Would this even be an option? Why/Why not?
Please tell me your thought.
Please see attached image for very odd behaviour which used to work in previous versions.
Now, this is indeed strange; sometimes when I copy a project from one library to another, some of my audio files come across as offline. I can see the audio clip with filename and everything in the time line and I can access the file information in the inspector. However I am not able reconnect to the file. When I press "relink files" the pop up window is just empty. I cannot reconnect to the clip.
The strangest thing however is that the clip in the inspector suddenly shows up as a 6 kHz clip. Originally the clips is 44.1 (I can see this in the original version of the sequence) but somehow in the copy it shows as a 6 kHz clip.
Has anyone experienced this odd behavior??
I am confused so thought some of you clever folks could help me out.
I know apple officially say that XDCam does not need to be transcoded to prores in order to work in FCPX. As far as I can tell they even say there is no benefit in making this conversion from XDCam to prores at all. Hence I cannot create optimized media from an XDCam file from within FCPX.
However when I do a manual conversion of all my material to prores I see a significant boost in performance. Especially with lang timelines. (More than 30 minutes).
But does anyone know why it is apple keeps saying that XDCam will perform as well as prores when this obviously is not the case? (In my experience anyway)
I am currently working on 45 minutes television show in fcpx 10.1. I am experiencing an extremely slow timeline whenever I try to do edits with my mouse ie moving clips around, fading audio etc.
Everything else inside fcpx is super fast. I can skim clips very fast in the events browser and even inside my timeline but as soon I begin moving stuff around in my timeline things are just slow.
I am working of a brand new top spec 27'' iMac with media located on an external Pegasus thunderbolt raid five 18 tb disc. I have awesome thruput and remember everything but timeline adjustments with my mouse is super fast.
I am running mavericks 10.9.1.
Does anyone else experience this issue?
I am playing around with the "export project xml" feature in 10.1 since I am going to be passing off projects between several editors.
However when I try to import my xml into a new library/Event (which by the way is identical to the one from which the xml i generated) I get this error message. (see attachment)
I know nothing about xml, so maybe some one here will be able to decipher this message for me? Thanks a lot.