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Russell Lasson
Trying to edit and...
on Jun 25, 2011 at 3:19:31 am

I've been trying to do some editing and...

- I can't figure out how to select all the clips from a certain point in the timeline forward. In FCP7, just hit "T". In FCPX, if I want to scoot everything down so I have a space, it looks like the easiest thing to do right now is insert a gap and then stretch that out.

- But now that I have a gap, I can't figure out an easy way to set the duration of it. In fact, I can't see an easy way to even see what the current duration of the gap is!

Just super basic things that I totally miss! I really do like the "loudness" audio adjustments. I needed something louder that I'm not sending off for a pro mix on (not that I could from FCPX because of no OMF support) and the loudness tool was perfect.

I just miss the basics so much. Makes me sad.

Russ

Russell Lasson
Colorist/Digital Cinema Specialist
Color Mill
Salt Lake City, UT
http://www.colormill.net


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Kevin P McAuliffe
Re: Trying to edit and...
on Jun 25, 2011 at 4:00:52 am

Hey Russell,

The easiest way to get the duration of a clip or in/out duration, is to either select the clip or select the region of the clip you want to know the length, and simply double on the timecode window, just above your sequence. The timecode window will change over to show you the duration of your in & out points.




Hope this helps.

KPM

Kevin P McAuliffe
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Stefan Buhrmester
Re: Trying to edit and...
on Jun 25, 2011 at 4:12:28 am

It goes even further than that. After you select the gap and double click on the timecode (or control+d if you're a keyboard junky), simply type in the new duration (for example "510" for 5seconds + 10frames) and hit return. The gap will resize to the entered duration.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Trying to edit and...
on Jun 25, 2011 at 5:21:56 am

Is that a paper clip tool I see in that screen shot? Aw, isn't that just too cute for words? Must be one of the many benefits of this revolutionary new software, I guess.

I can't wait to see the splicing tape tool.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Jean-Fran├žois Robichaud
Re: Trying to edit and...
on Jun 25, 2011 at 5:46:05 am

What looks like a paperclip in the picture actually marks the in/out points of the selection. It doesn't look like a paperclip when a longer selection is made :)


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Chris Conlee
Re: Trying to edit and...
on Jun 25, 2011 at 6:19:35 am

Actually, I don't think it's meant to represent a paper clip. I think it's just the selection indicator, and since it's only a few frames it happens to look like a paperclip. I could be wrong.

Chris


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Alex Hawkins
Re: Trying to edit and...
on Jun 26, 2011 at 1:04:39 pm

Thanks Dave you made my evening.

Fairly hilarious.

Cheers!

Alex Hawkins
Canberra, Australia


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Dan Hayes
Re: Trying to edit and...
on Jun 25, 2011 at 4:34:14 pm

So does this mean that there is only one TC number displayed at all times, no playhead position and duration indications simultaneously?



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george manzanilla
Re: Trying to edit and...
on Jun 25, 2011 at 6:20:04 am

so would this be the answer for T or "select all tracks forward"?

i miss the basics too... just give me a timeline and a way to edit in classic mode and i think 95% of complaints would be answered.

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Russell Lasson
Re: Trying to edit and...
on Jun 25, 2011 at 2:45:04 pm

I thought that I tried control+D, but it seems that my patience with the software is low right now that I hit command+Q so quickly afterwards that I didn't see the duration window show up. Go figure.

Russell Lasson
Colorist/Digital Cinema Specialist
Color Mill
Salt Lake City, UT
http://www.colormill.net


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