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Don Walker
My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 3, 2013 at 1:21:46 pm

This is my list of the top ten features I would like Apple to build into FCPX:

1. Roundtrip Compound Clips to Motion
2. Roundtrip Compound Clips to Motion
3. Roundtrip Compound Clips to Motion
4. Roundtrip Compound Clips to Motion
5. Roundtrip Compound Clips to Motion
6. Roundtrip Compound Clips to Motion
7. Roundtrip Compound Clips to Motion
8. Roundtrip Compound Clips to Motion
9. Roundtrip Compound Clips to Motion
10. Roundtrip Compound Clips to Motion

There are other enhancements I would like to see, but these are the top ten.
Oh, I almost forgot..... Roundtrip Compound Clips to Motion

don walker
texarkana, texas

John 3:16


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Steve Connor
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 3, 2013 at 1:29:47 pm

I wish there was some way we send clips from FCPX to Motion and back again

Steve Connor

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Craig Seeman
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 3, 2013 at 1:51:48 pm

I'd rank Roundtrip Compound Clips to Motion ahead of that. It's much more important. ;-)



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Bob Woodhead
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 3, 2013 at 2:08:12 pm

You need to look at the bigger picture... I don't understand why you guys think those are all so important. There's lots of other ways to skin that cat. What you REALLY need to improve your workflow would be the ability to Roundtrip Compound Clips to Motion. Now THAT'S what we're talking about.


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Shane Ross
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 3, 2013 at 2:44:11 pm

I'd switch to FCX tomorrow, if there was a round trip to Motion 5.

:)

Shane
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Craig Seeman
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 3, 2013 at 2:52:42 pm

[Shane Ross] "I'd switch to FCX tomorrow"

Why the one day wait Must not be high enough priority for you.
I'd switch 5 minutes ago.... heck even 2 years ago.
I'd bet you'd switch to Avid two years ago if it have round trip to Motion. ;-)



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 3, 2013 at 3:15:13 pm

I wish there was some sort of method to get compound clips from FCPX to Motion 5, and back.


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Bill Davis
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 3, 2013 at 3:48:09 pm

Yet again, everyone but ME has this all wrong. You don't need a round trip thing at all. You need a more modern, re-invented "back and forth" thing.

Other software has used "round trip" forever. Only Apple is capable of re-imagining this as "bi-directional back and forth" where stuff you do in FCP-X is "reflected" to Motion - and stuff you do in Motion is "reflected" to FCP-X. Which would be really sweet, BTW.

Round trip is OLD thinking.

"Bi-directional back and forth" is NEW. And therefore BETTER.

Am I the only one who "gets" this stuff?

; )


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 3, 2013 at 4:40:04 pm

A way to get an edit in to Motion would be nice.

I can get an edit from FCPX in to Ae much easier than I can from FCPX to Motion.

But believe me, I get it.


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Andy Neil
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 3, 2013 at 7:24:27 pm

[Don Walker] " Roundtrip Compound Clips to Motion"

Geez, how would that even work? I mean, you'd have to have some kind of contextual menu item like, "Send to Motion" or something. And then the compound clips would have to be translated into layers or something in Motion. And then when you save, it would have to ripple the changes back through to FCP X.

I just don't think it's possible.

Andy

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Don Walker
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 3, 2013 at 8:12:34 pm

Now that it looks like we have a consensus on this: It's time for a PETITION!

don walker
texarkana, texas

John 3:16


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Lance Bachelder
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 4, 2013 at 4:19:31 am

Don't giver a crap about round-tripping to ANYTHING... until they get the Media Management sorted out this is the most unusable NLE on the planet - absolute GARBAGE!!! I truly may never use this app again and thinking if FCPX is not improved, what do I need a Mac for? I can use Premiere, Vegas, Avid, Lightworks, Edius etc on Windows and have complete hardware freedom...

Yeah I'm pissed at X right now... yeah Merlot may be enhancing my rant... :)

Lance Bachelder
Writer, Editor, Director
Downtown Long Beach, California
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1680680/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 4, 2013 at 4:33:24 am

What do you need to do?


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Erik Lindahl
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 4, 2013 at 10:12:00 am

I could probably think of 50 features I'd prefer in front of motion roundtripping.


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Bob Woodhead
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 4, 2013 at 1:43:54 pm

Erik, those are the not features you're looking for.... (finishes waving hand in front of Erik).... re-read the first 10 posts, I'm sure you'll be convinced that a boomerang/SASE/oh ok, call it "send to", is really what will solve the world's ills. You must not have been following the well-crafted logic presented in those posts.

:P


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Lance Bachelder
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 4, 2013 at 6:56:35 pm

I need to be able to manage media - something that is so basic in every other NLE out there and completely lacking in FCPX.

Granted, the film I'm working on was built completely wrong but there is no way to correct it without re-cutting the show from scratch! In FCP7, for instance, I could simply manage a finished sequence onto another drive with or without trimming the media - leaving all the terabytes of unused media behind and ending with a nice clean project. This is impossible with FCPX if the project was built incorrectly and cannot be reversed due to the whole Event vs. Project mess. The big problem is that the events are always linked to the project and vice versa so even if you copy and paste your finished show into a new project or event you must keep all the original events active or everything goes offline with no way to relink it! Horrible...

Lance Bachelder
Writer, Editor, Director
Downtown Long Beach, California
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1680680/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 4, 2013 at 7:06:41 pm

There is not trimming function in FCPX, this is true. It's just like Pr in this case.

If you have a Project with all the media you need, you simply dupe the project + used clips to a new drive and only those clips will move over to a new Event. It's pretty easy. You will have to "organize media" once that is complete.


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Lance Bachelder
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 4, 2013 at 8:51:33 pm

I wish it were as easy as you say but it just doesn't work that way - the 50+ Events stay with the Project regardless of how you copy/duplicate/move/consolidate etc. Even using the Move function is garbage - I've moved the Project from a USB drive to my Raid (I see all the correct files on my Raid) and disconnected USB drive and tons of random files go offline. This happens every time I move a project to another drive - it's very buggy. When I try to Consolidate to move all files into one folder it says they're already there - but this isn't true either.

It's a complete mess and there is nothing "Pro" about it. I did mention some of this to the Apple FCP guy at NAB and he said they're aware of it and it's on their list - when it get fixed is the question...

Lance Bachelder
Writer, Editor, Director
Downtown Long Beach, California
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1680680/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 4, 2013 at 10:14:11 pm

[Lance Bachelder] "I wish it were as easy as you say but it just doesn't work that way - the 50+ Events stay with the Project regardless of how you copy/duplicate/move/consolidate etc."

Weird. I don't seem to have this problem.

Open the Project Library.

Choose Duplicate + Used Clips on the Project you want to move.

Set a new Event Name and location and click OK.

A new Project with a new Event and all of the clips is made. If any of the clips are in other Events, I choose Organize and it brings hard copies of media in to the new Event.

You can always relink Projects to other Events by choosing the "Modify Event References" command.

It's obvious that 50+ Events are slowing you down. When FCP7 projects get too big, they slow down too.

Imagine trying to have 50 FCP7 projects open and autosaving all the time, it wouldn't be very pretty.


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Lance Bachelder
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 4, 2013 at 11:24:39 pm

I realize much of the pain I'm having on this project is because it was created as a complete mess by the last FCPX editor who touched it - but this would be so quick to clean up in 7...

Lance Bachelder
Writer, Editor, Director
Downtown Long Beach, California
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1680680/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 5, 2013 at 1:38:19 am

Lance, have you tried dupe + used clips?

Have you tried simply dragging footage/kw collections from one to the other?

Besides "move" what have you tried?


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Steve Connor
Re: My top ten list for new FCPX features:
on Jun 4, 2013 at 7:08:28 pm

[Lance Bachelder] "that is so basic in every other NLE out there "

Not PPro

Steve Connor

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