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samir kassab
What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 5:27:12 pm

When I first install the X , the keyboard shortcuts are the first things I'm gonna check, J /K/ L , I / O,shift I/O , alt I/O , and the settings commands (shift+q , alt+q , cmd+alt+q and cmd+0)

What about guys?


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Chris Walsh
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 5:37:16 pm

I will see whether there's any way to have anything like a "Viewer" window. My biggest concern with FCPX is not the software, it's my ability to adapt. I can learn keystrokes or mouse shortcuts quickly (though when I'm tired I do accidentally hit old Avid and Edit* keys). But I don't think I can adapt to a single viewer for timeline and source.

A few years ago I gave Sony Vegas a real try -- it's got a lot of great features and it certainly outshone the old version of Premiere on windows. But I couldn't get used to the chop-suey approach of editing on the timeline. Throw a bunch of clips on the timeline and trim, adjust, and filter them there. It worked for certain kinds of projects (short promos etc.) But for anything long it drove me crazy. I like to use the source Viewer as a sandbox, where I can try things - duration, filters, etc. - without having to "undo" them. There are times where I like to gang the timeline and source. I found I just couldn't take the single window.

So I'm less worried about the features of FCPX, and more worried about whether I can force my brain to accept one viewer.

Chris Walsh

http://www.musicfog.com
Silver Spring, MD
Final Cut & AVID MC5
Former Windows User and edit* lover


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Devin Crane
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 5:41:58 pm

Blade tool, ripple delete, then Multicam. Also looking forward to how the new Text Tools work.



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David Roth Weiss
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 5:51:24 pm

First thing I'll check is the manual, and then perhaps Steve Martin's tutorial from Ripple Training. If it's good enough for the hackers to bother hacking, it's probably the best training available.

For the record, there isn't one so-called expert who's too smart to read the manual.


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

Don't miss my new tutorial: Prepare for a seamless transition to FCP X and OS X Lion
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Matt Callac
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 7:40:26 pm

[David Roth Weiss] "First thing I'll check is the manual"

First thing I'm doing is checking to see if there IS an actual manual, and not just a quick guide and a terrible "FCP X HELP interface." give me a damn PDF File.

-mattyc


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Simon Ubsdell
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 8:04:20 pm

[Matt Callac] "give me a damn PDF File"

I'll second that. Apple's HTML Help is an abomination. I wonder if they've learned their lesson.

Simon Ubsdell
Director/Editor/Writer
http://www.tokyo-uk.com


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Richard Sanchez
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 5:47:01 pm

I'm going to make a large sequence, filled with a ton of clips and plugins in the hopes of making an obnoxiously large project file. I'm interested to see how large, in a 64-bit environment, a project file can get before it gets unstable.

Richard Sanchez
North Hollywood, CA

"We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution." - Bill Hicks


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Bret Williams
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 5:48:16 pm

Plugins?


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Richard Sanchez
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 6:04:29 pm

Let me rephrase "filters"

Richard Sanchez
North Hollywood, CA

"We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution." - Bill Hicks


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Bret Williams
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 5:47:42 pm

First check to see if I can turn off all the auto rippling (magnetic timeline) and and auto skimming.

Go try iMovie and see if you don't go crazy with the skimming bs. I'm sorry but I kinda leave my playhead in a certain spot for a reason. Just mousing around in iMovie will drive you nuts.

Then, yeah, need a viewer. Mark in/out, and real tracks/designations.


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Scott Sheriff
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 5:52:08 pm

[samir kassab] "When I first install the X , the keyboard shortcuts are the first things I'm gonna check, J /K/ L , I / O,shift I/O , alt I/O , and the settings commands (shift+q , alt+q , cmd+alt+q and cmd+0)

What about guys?"


Look for the 'all stop' key.

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...

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur." ---Red Adair


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Michael Aranyshev
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 6:08:23 pm

[samir kassab] "J /K/ L , I / O,shift I/O , alt I/O "

Sure. Then Shift-X, Shift-V, how match frame works and whether it is there at all. Overwrite (it seems FCPX always in Insert mode) and Replace. Media Management. Native DPX support.

[Chris Walsh] "So I'm less worried about the features of FCPX, and more worried about whether I can force my brain to accept one viewer."

Steenbeck had one Viewer. My editing rig has one Viewer too — Sony PVM-14L5 straight in front of me with computer displays at either side. I use FCP Viewer a lot when cutting with F-JKL-F11 routine. Also I gang Viewer and Canvas a lot because half of the time in edit room I'm conforming "digital negative" (R3D, ARRIRAW, DPX) to "digital workprint". Still I don't really look at the Viewer or Canvas, just glance occasionally. External monitor shows whatever footage is active. FCPX Canvas seems a lot like this. Could work.


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Liam Hall
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 6:42:47 pm

First thing will be the grading tools followed by trying to find if all the other apps have been rewritten as well...


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David Eaks
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 6:50:00 pm

This forum.


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Eric Santiago
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 6:59:40 pm

Import R3D/MXF files....I can dream right ;)


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David Roth Weiss
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 6:59:40 pm

[David Eaks] "This forum."

Chaching!!!

Correct answer...

And so, David wins today's unofficial Best Answer of the Day Award.




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

Don't miss my new tutorial: Prepare for a seamless transition to FCP X and OS X Lion
http://library.creativecow.net/weiss_roth_david/FCP-10-MAC-Lion/1

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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Jason Agnew
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 7:26:11 pm

I'm looking for Deck Control 1st.
Testing it out with as many file formats as I can CLOSE 2nd.


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David Roth Weiss
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 7:40:02 pm

[Jason Agnew] "I'm looking for Deck Control 1st."

Jason, you may find that to be one of the shortest tests you've ever conducted.


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

Don't miss my new tutorial: Prepare for a seamless transition to FCP X and OS X Lion
http://library.creativecow.net/weiss_roth_david/FCP-10-MAC-Lion/1

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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Jason Agnew
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 9:07:50 pm

Jason, you may find that to be one of the shortest tests you've ever conducted.

That's what I'm afraid of. It will be great in the not so distant future, but the reality is that not every project is file based yet. We still have work that is coming off SR.

I know I can dual boot, but for what (I imagine) seems to be such a SMALL amount of additional information in the program, why not include it? Would have been ok for version X.2.


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David Eaks
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 8:44:58 pm

[David Roth Weiss] "[David Eaks] "This forum."

Chaching!!!

Correct answer...

And so, David wins today's unofficial Best Answer of the Day Award."


I'm honored!

But it's people like you that make my answer a viable option. Many thanks, for many things.


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Matt Callac
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 9:41:25 pm

[David Eaks] "
But it's people like you that make my answer a viable option. Many thanks, for many things."


You also forgot to mention how DRW's sense of humor keeps things from getting too tenses.

-mattyc
P.R. Guy for
David Roth Weiss


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David Eaks
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 9:56:35 pm

[Matt Callac] You also forgot to mention how DRW's sense of humor keeps things from getting too tenses.
mattyc
P.R. Guy for
David Roth Weiss
"


You are doing a good job. Have a Taco.


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David Roth Weiss
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 10:09:30 pm

[Matt Callac] "You also forgot to mention how DRW's sense of humor keeps things from getting too tenses."

Excellent job corporal Callac!


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

Don't miss my new tutorial: Prepare for a seamless transition to FCP X and OS X Lion
http://library.creativecow.net/weiss_roth_david/FCP-10-MAC-Lion/1

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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Peter McAuley
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 21, 2011 at 3:06:23 am

Look for Bruce the Wonder Yak
Peter McAuley
AXYZ
Toronto


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John Davidson
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 8:17:45 pm

I'm going to see if we can build our own effects and transition combinations to save as presets. I wouldn't need half my plugin sets if I can build my own layered transitions easily. I might play with the color correction thing next.

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Paul Jay
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 9:45:06 pm

Xdcam ex/hd support, but it wont be in there.
Audiounit support.


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Craig Seeman
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 21, 2011 at 2:02:28 am

[Paul Jay] "Xdcam ex/hd support, but it wont be in there."

http://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/142/876148

Ian Cook from Sony says:
As far as FCP X, we are working with Apple on ensuring that our tools work at time of release or else within a reasonable period of time from initial release.

So that probably means around June 2012. ;-)



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Jose Lomeña
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 11:00:00 pm

1. Edit to tape

2. The rest...


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Dave Jenkins
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 11:11:20 pm

Text Generator. I use Motion now.

Dajen Productions, Santa Barbara, CA
MacPro Two 2.8GHz Quad Core - AJA Kona LHe
FCS 3 OS X 10.6 QT 10


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David Battistella
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 11:14:28 pm

My blood pressure.

:)


Seriously.

I want to see how customizable it is and I am sure I'll check to see if it works with r3d media natively. I am interested to see the export features and to test weather they have streamlined exporting.

I'll also check to see where Quicktime went? LOL
IF FCP 7 files open in FCP X


David

______________________________
Believe me. Everything is a lie.



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David Roth Weiss
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 11:21:05 pm

[Jose Lomeña] "1. Edit to tape
"


You too may have a very short test Jose. Edit to tape may not exist in FCP X. You may have to wait until drivers for your I/O device are released.


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

Don't miss my new tutorial: Prepare for a seamless transition to FCP X and OS X Lion
http://library.creativecow.net/weiss_roth_david/FCP-10-MAC-Lion/1

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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Hector berrebi
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 20, 2011 at 11:21:55 pm

First, check if they finally put Swirly on retirement :)

Second.. The manual

Hector Berrebi
prePost Consulting


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Bret Williams
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 21, 2011 at 12:11:36 am

Why are you mucking about in the settings? Ctrl+q is the only settings you should need when you're set up.


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Craig Seeman
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 21, 2011 at 2:04:49 am

[samir kassab] "What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?"

Bruce the wonder yak. I suspect he'd have some very interesting things to say.



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Peter Corbett
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 21, 2011 at 10:46:28 am

The first thing I will check is that it isn't the horrible bland boring monocramatic GUI of FCP7

Peter Corbett
Powerhouse Productions
http://www.php.com.au


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Martin Curtis
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
on Jun 21, 2011 at 12:12:17 pm

The first thing I'll do is see if FCP X will open all my current FCP 6 projects. Then when I get bored with playing around, I'll try to open them back in FCP6. Then I'll come to this forum (or one just like it) and ask why my projects (which must be delivered by Monday) won't open.


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