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Aindreas GallagherRe: Apple engineers versus an editor's ability to set persistent in to out points in their footage.
by on Apr 28, 2012 at 10:20:42 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "Can you please explain to me this razor thin subtlety or marking in and out vs marking a range?"

it's not razor thin bud. retained in out points are exactly that and no more - they are - precisely - cut point marks - tagging a range and ascribing it a keyword or favourite moniker is a different action - you are sending a range/subclip to either a keyword collection, or a favourites list. that is an action you perform using the in out marks.

Put another way way, the in out points form the basis of any number of actions - edits to timeline, tagging, basic mental notation - but if you click off the clip in FCPX by accident - you will be unable to perform any of those actions because the application has immediately dumped the in out points once you select another clip - in that sense, you have one chance to do anything with in out points in FCPX, they cannot independently persist - it is not so in any other editing application.

this application, as an editing application. needs to be able to retain in out points on a clip without the process of packaging a range off to a keyword collection or a favourites collection.

I'm going to go full Bill Davies on you here Jeremy:

Simple as that.

Boom.

david referenced Larry Jordan because he specifically requested that Apple look into retaining in out points without the user being required to tag the current in out points into a favourite or other tag. Also there are other people on this thread who would like to see this basic functionality re-introduced into FCPX.

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