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Charlie Austin replied to the topic 'FCPX Plugin Manager - is there a choice?' in the forum. 3 years ago

pszilard wrote:

Hi,
... However it is not sold as a single App, only as part of a big bundle, which I don't need, and costs $129.
Are there any less costly alternatives?

Seems you've done so already, but this bundle -- both bundles actually -- is worth every penny and more when you inevitably do need it. :-)
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Charlie Austin replied to the topic 'LUFS Meter for FCP X' in the forum. 4 years ago

BenB wrote:

Not a direct FCPX thing, but LPX now has such a meter. Possibly coming to FCPX? Wish list.

It does, but it's even more basic, and doesn't allow you to choose from the multitude of different standards. It would be great if it came to X, but this plugin works very well in Logic too, and actually has a ton of features that work really well in a DAW. Worth checking out if you need such a thing.
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Charlie Austin created a new topic ' LUFS Meter for FCP X' in the forum. 4 years ago

I know a lot of us need to "legalize" our mixes for broadcast these days, and most of the solutions to do this either don't work with X, barely work with X, or are overly complex and/or expensive. I stumbled on an updated version of Klangfruend LUFS Meter. the other day though, and it's really nice. It's also only 50 bucks (or $25 for lite version) Compliant with EBU R 128, ATSC A/85 and many others.

I posted about it on my blog and twitter, and got a nice note from the developer today... and it turns out he spent a lot of time debugging this version in FCP X. So if you need something like this, show him some support. (buy it! lol) :-) We need all the devs we can get right?

He's also very open to feedback etc. Hope it's useful, it was for me. :-)
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With luck, Apple is paying attention to Simon's great idea here to streamline the library+browser and they will update the FCPX interface to better support it.

I hope so too, and I'd suggest filling out the feedback form and including a link to your post (or just copy and paste it into the form) and a link to this discussion. Couldn't hurt, they actually do pay attention to feedback. :-)
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on an english KB... OPTION-V
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I'll chime in with my 2 cents later (actually working now... weird!) But I see both sides of this. The short version is... It's not perfect, and really needs a Library built with this technique in mind. The search HUD is genius, but needs to work across Libraries and be able to Hide/Show via KB. In a complex Library it's not faster, though if this functionality was built in, it probably could be. It's is way faster when using it in, for example, a dedicated SFX Library when building effects beds. Having all collections and search field hovering in one place lets you focus...


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As a concept, I agree with Simon. This is how it NLE's should work. Does it work now? kinda sorta not really yes depending on certain conditions. ;-)

More Later....
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ronny courtens wrote:

I agree this is quite useful to have, and I use it frequently. So, if this really would be a bug, I hope they will never fix it ;)

- Ronny

I have sent a feedback form requesting that they NOT change this. :-)
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bcassin wrote:

I reported it as a bug.

Doesn't make sense to me. Having to skim with the mouse is much less precise, too fluid for what I need, especially under broadcast deadlines.

Having said that, I do appreciate hearing your pov plysat. :)


And I appreciate yours, but I'm telling ya, it's not a bug... ;-) I use it all the time, lets say I want to know what frames of the highlighted shot I used. Without this feature there is no way for me to do that without matching back to it or some other annoying ancient method. :-) You can still use the arrow keys to precisely skim to a cut point, just don't go beyond it...


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It's actually very useful, as it lets you use an important precision editor function in secondary storylines. If you need to see individual clip TC, just use the mouse.
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It's a feature... Using the arrow keys when clip skimming allows you to keep skimming the clip handles (like you can in the Precision editor) So, if you use the arrow keys you are effectively looking at the portion of the clip beyond the cut point (head or tail). When you use the mouse it keeps the clip skimmer "on the surface" so to speak. It's a pretty useful feature for me. :-)
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Charlie Austin replied to the topic 'Can't jump to font using letters' in the forum. 4 years ago

Works fine for me... :-)
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I'm pretty sure this is/was an problem that was addressed in FCP X 10.2 (I think) In any case, Upgrading to 10.2.3 (latest version) should resolve it.
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Charlie Austin replied to the topic '10.2.3 (or 10.3) waiting :)' in the forum. 4 years ago

Oh. My God. This has become possibly the stupidest, most inane thread I have ever read in my life. Seriously. If you feel the need to respond to this message, don't bother. I won't see it. :-)
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Charlie Austin replied to the topic '10.2.3 (or 10.3) waiting :)' in the forum. 4 years ago

ronny courtens wrote:

We might see a small performance and bug fix update soon, followed by a more significant feature update in a few months. Or they just might decide to wait until they can release a full-blown performance and feature update.

As always, performance and stability should be targeted before anything else. At this time no-one denies anymore that speed and reliability are the two things that set FCP X apart from the other big NLEs. I hope the team will continue to concentrate on these unique seling points while adding some extra functionality, and leave the more specialized features to third-party developers so the core code does not get bloated by adding bells and whistles that only a few people really need.

- Ronny

I agree wholeheartedly. 1 million percent if that were possible. :-)
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mojomikefsu wrote:


Is this possible? How would I go about creating this?

Lastly, do you have any other tips/best practices for basic audio mixing?

Easy... apply and adjust filters and , with the clip selected, choose "Save Effects Preset" from the bottom right of the inspector. Select that parameters (specific effects, volume etc) you want to include, Make a new "custom" (or whatever) category, and save it. :-)

As to mixing... just make sure you can hear everything. Sounds glib, but that's your goal. Don't mix on headphones, and don't use the best speakers in the world. Mix on middle of the road speakers, and then check and fine tune on better monitors if you have 'em. One trick is to play the mix really really quietly. Like, almost inaudible. If you can hear the Dia/VO or whatever at a super low level, you're probably good. All about your ears. :-)
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