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Re: The Open Timeline and Spatial Workflows -- An Example

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David LawrenceRe: The Open Timeline and Spatial Workflows -- An Example
by on Oct 1, 2011 at 8:08:10 am

[Jeff Folland] "Go through clip by clip like you would in the timeline. Set ins and outs and mark sections as favorites and tag them with various tags like 'must use'. 'interesting' etc. Think of the tags as your markers."

FCPX's metadata and tagging features are one of its greatest strengths. They're so interesting in fact, that I think FCPX would make an excellent logging and preflight assembly tool. If there were some XML translation utility, I'd be using it today. I wrote about a logging workflow like you describe here in the FCPX Techniques forum:

http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/344/4418

[Jeff Folland] " It's like you already have a rough edit of the must use stuff in the event window."

It's not even close. I don't work with a script, I make everything up as I go along. I may know something is "must have" but I have no idea how or where I'll use it until I start building the piece. And as I build, I may change my mind several times. I never know what the finished piece will look like until it's done. It's a creative, organic process. The process is what defines the workflow.

[Jeff Folland] "You could still use a gap clip to create a scratch section where you shuffle stuff around. "

You're still in ripple mode. Only now you have keep track of not just the stuff you're cutting, but also everything in the space in-between. How is that a better way to work?

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