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Richard Herd
What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 15, 2011 at 8:47:10 pm

It needs a button for corporate clients: "Make it softer by adding dissolves to every cut" and the "don't be creative" button.

You know this is true!


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Mark Suszko
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 15, 2011 at 9:14:25 pm

Actually, it needs some kind of animated button for a zero-frame trim, so you can *look* like you made a change but didn't.


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Richard Herd
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 15, 2011 at 10:01:10 pm

Can we call it the Mirror Trim?


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Tom Brooks
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:26:52 pm

How about an automated video analyzer so you can, "Make it like that?"


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Scott Sheriff
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 16, 2011 at 6:33:03 am

[Mark Suszko] "Actually, it needs some kind of animated button for a zero-frame trim, so you can *look* like you made a change but didn't."

Oh, that brings back some memories.
Back in the tape days when only the editors knew how to run the CMX and the Grass and had to operate it for everyone else, at least once a week there was some producer that wanted to trim 'a frame' off of something 5 edits back, that wasn't bothering anybody else and looked fine. Of course it always had to be on some tape that color framed so poorly you were using 20 second preroll, and lucky to get a lock. It was SOP to just do a preview, and ask them how they liked the 'new edit'. Know one ever caught on, because it was about their ego, not making the shot better. None of them were good enough to see a frame difference, or questioned why we didn't have to ripple the rest of the shots.
These were usually the same jerks that would come unglued for wasting time if you stopped to fix a flash frame. And that usually went something like this:
*hitting all stop, and scrolling back the EDL*
"What are you doing?"
"I just spotted a flash frame"
"I didn't see anything."
"I thought you had 'one frame eyes'? You can't see that?"
*jogging back the record deck*
"I don't see shit"
*deck now stopped on one obvious frame left after a replacement*
"This is left after replacing that shot, how could you miss it?"
"I'm going out for a smoke, let me know when your done screwing around"

Scott Sheriff
Director
http://www.sstdigitalmedia.com

I have a system, it has stuff in it, and stuff hooked to it. I have a camera, it can record stuff. I read the manuals, and know how to use this stuff and lots of other stuff too.
You should be suitably impressed...


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Martin Curtis
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 16, 2011 at 12:55:44 am

But I like dissolves...
(the stuff I shoot is unrehearsed, unscripted and unacted and only intended for local viewing. anything that makes things less abrupt is fine by me)


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Richard Herd
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 16, 2011 at 6:21:04 am

and the "You needed to shoot X even though it was not on the shot list." Also known as the "shot list maximizer expression."


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Alan Okey
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 16, 2011 at 1:12:45 am

[Richard Herd] "It needs a button for corporate clients: "Make it softer by adding dissolves to every cut" and the "don't be creative" button."

Those will be included in the Corporate Plugin Pack along with these other exciting features:

- "Make my logo bigger" button

- "Virtual committee" button for randomly generating up to 20 conflicting and poorly articulated opinions on an edit

- original idea removal tool

- "de-emote" filter for removing any sign of life from actors' performances

- "Make viral video" button

- Legal disclaimer generator

- "Make the boss's girlfriend look and sound like a real actress" filter


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Martin Curtis
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 16, 2011 at 2:58:45 am

Alan, you forgot a plugin to make the horrible PowerPoint supplied to you and that they want you to use actually look nearly acceptable.

[Alan Okey] "- "Virtual committee" button for randomly generating up to 20 conflicting and poorly articulated opinions on an edit
"


No thanks. Got that one already.


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Mike Jeffs
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 16, 2011 at 3:39:22 am

I defiantly want the "Polish Turd" Filter, takes a steaming pile and turns it into a Hollywood master piece.

I guess I could settle for the "Magic box" button or the Suck-less Slider

Mike Jeffs
Video Coordinator
BYU-Idaho


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Paul Jay
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 16, 2011 at 6:24:01 am

It really needs a release date:p
And proper Audiounit support.


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Paul Jay
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 16, 2011 at 6:24:03 am

It really needs a release date:p
And proper Audiounit support.


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mark luigjes
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 16, 2011 at 8:33:49 am

Haha, this is great :) It needs a 'sparkle more' button to. And a button to go from "I don't feel it" to "I feel it now".


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Eric Santiago
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 16, 2011 at 2:38:52 pm

I would suggest star wipes but I think that's there already :)


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Mike Jeffs
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 16, 2011 at 7:16:10 pm

What are you talking about. the Star wipe is the only transition in FCP X. Why have hamburger when you can have steak right.

Now Star wipe to the next topic*

Mike Jeffs
Video Coordinator
BYU-Idaho


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Gregory Butner
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 16, 2011 at 10:22:37 pm

I actually used a star wipe on a cable network show once just to prove I could do it. FCPX needs a feature that lets you send a message back in time to tell the camera man what he's not doing right.



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David Battistella
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 16, 2011 at 9:44:32 am

[Richard Herd] "You know this is true!"

I remember back in the day some producer reffered to the editing department as "tape chimps", as though we were the "button pushers" to their creative genius.

I guess I'd like a "media chimp" button for all the moments I can't find a shot, or clip orsequence, or piece of music or graphic or where the current autosave vault is.

Just hit the chimp icon and it intuitively seeks out what you can't pinpoint and finds it for you.


This just made me think that the NEW FCP-X will have a constant save database instead of an autosave vault.

David

______________________________
Believe me. Everything is a lie.



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Gregory Butner
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 16, 2011 at 10:26:22 pm

I'll miss discovering that the autosave vault contains 100 gigs worth of old project autosaves and it's the reason why there's no room left on your startup drive.



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Bill Kelly
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 17, 2011 at 2:59:17 am

How about an "Automatically Create Relevant B-Roll" button?



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mark luigjes
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 17, 2011 at 7:16:04 am

Star wipe, nice! How about a page turn transition :)


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Charles Mercer
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 17, 2011 at 10:55:58 am

It's an old joke, but they say a camel is a horse designed by a committee. So you convince your client that your final cut is a masterpiece who then goes back, hot-foot, to the committee. They say they love it, but could you just work for another unbudgeted three hours, put in some shots not in the contract and change the music which we all agreed as first choice before you shot a frame. Maybe it should have a 'Yes, but...........' or a 'Could you just.........' button. How we love our corporate clients.

Charles Mercer
Pearldrop Video Productions


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 17, 2011 at 3:39:02 pm

A revival of Bruce the Wonder Yak.


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Tom Brooks
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 17, 2011 at 5:20:35 pm

I hope it comes with a jaw pad.


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David Roth Weiss
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 17, 2011 at 5:24:25 pm

[Tom Brooks] "I hope it comes with a jaw pad."

I hope it comes with a reality mode - the X-Files mode, the only one we've seen so far, is wearing on me a bit.

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™


Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums.


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Stephen Bakopanos
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
on Jun 20, 2011 at 7:16:31 am

The "garbage in, masterpiece-of-cinematography out" auto-transcode importer...


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