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Switcher to control timeline in FCP

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Evie LederSwitcher to control timeline in FCP
by on Oct 21, 2011 at 7:24:17 pm

Is there such a thing? I'd love to be able to attach FCP tracks to knobs, an be able to switch and FCP would convert these movements into edits, fades, etc. Crazy? I just want to take the math out of some fades and dissolves, etc... go sorta old school, with all the benefits of all the tracks and precision in FCP, too. (In other words, I don't want to go back to tape, just want to bring a little touch of the hand back into the process)

Is there such a thing?


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Andrew RendellRe: Switcher to control timeline in FCP
by on Oct 22, 2011 at 9:19:05 am

Nice idea but I've never come across one. You can control the audio mixer section from a daw control surface in FCP7, so I'd guess that in principle it might be possible to get the multi-function knobs on something like a Novation Nocturn to control parameters other than that (but I expect it would be a serious software writing job to do it).

Do you use a pen/tablet instead of a mouse? If not, try it. I think it's much nicer/more tactile than the mouse.


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Steve EisenRe: Switcher to control timeline in FCP
by on Oct 23, 2011 at 2:56:21 am

ToolsOnAir is as close as you'll get.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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