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Richard HerdRe: Pretty amazing Thunderbolt demo.
by on Jan 20, 2012 at 5:26:52 pm

[Bill Davis] "I now find that scrolling through pages and pages of clip icons is something I only want to do during times I select for creative exploration. For most edit purposes, where I already know what clip I need, keyword search was is so very much faster and more powerful that "clip scrolling" becomes a chore rather than something enjoyable."

Seconded.

In legacy FCP I used a lot of markers. The keywords are better markers, IMO. Instead of marking a single frame, I mark (keyword reallY) a range.

The real problem I'm having is trying to keep the keywords regularized. I still don't have a nomenclature system yet.

Any good advice would be welcome, of course.

For example, I'm cutting a film, the writer/director's first attempt. My first pass at keywords was with the script and I'd label them as Scene 1. Then selected scene 1 and all the scene 1 coverage shows up. Keyword again for WS, MS, CU etc. Then I keyworded the coverage for favorites.

It seemed to work okay. Generally speaking I screened each scene twice and had a decent assemble of each scene based on the following hierarchy search: Scene 1/Favorites. My favorite WS, MS, CU etc were the only pieces of footage taking up screen real estate when it was time to blade it.

One more cool thing! You can double click each edit point and dial in the precision.

The actual cutting process of X is pretty cool.


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