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Aindreas Gallagher
OT: really for the final cut X board but - the magnetise switches?
on Apr 17, 2011 at 5:14:45 pm

I just thought this might be generally interesting: I think you can actually see the magnetise on off buttons there in the interface -

http://www.photographybay.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/FCP-X-Effects-Pane...

if you look directly above the timeline in the top right corner - you can see two states of a little blue icon representing a footage item with the time marker going through it - the left one is filled and the right one is half filled with little cartoon sparks coming off the junction - i think one or both of them represent different states for the magnetise controller. so.. that's nice, eh?

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: OT: really for the final cut X board but - the magnetise switches?
on Apr 17, 2011 at 6:42:13 pm

Looks more like a mask tool to me. Akin to "magic wand" in Photoshop.

User drawn shapes in Fcp would ultra cool. No more silly 8 point garbage matte.


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Bret Williams
Re: OT: really for the final cut X board but - the magnetise switches?
on Apr 17, 2011 at 11:02:22 pm

That's the same wand from iPhoto. Akin to auto color correction. Here it may be the auto color match. What he is talking about is beneath that. I thought it was just snapping on/off but there probably isn't that option. Who would want to turn off magnetic timeline or snapping anyway? :)


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: OT: really for the final cut X board but - the magnetise switches?
on Apr 17, 2011 at 11:58:55 pm

Of course, that's the automagic color tool. How could I be so foolish? A matte tool, well, that's just stupid. Who needs that?

If this other tools you are talking abut are the buttons below that, it does look look like snapping, perhaps a waveform toggle,and then maybe some sort of trim/slip/slide tools, but wtf do I know about fcpx? Nada.

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Chris Kenny
Re: OT: really for the final cut X board but - the magnetise switches?
on Apr 18, 2011 at 1:08:16 pm

[Aindreas Gallagher] "i think one or both of them represent different states for the magnetise controller. so.. that's nice, eh?"

This thing over on the right:



Good catch. The icon all the way to the right looks like two clips butting up against each other, with little magnetic force lines emerging where they're coming together. And the blue/gray states of the other buttons make it clear these are toggle switches that control timeline behavior.

Edit: Hmm, on second thought, a think that represents snapping. The icon all the way to the right could easily be the magnetic timeline toggle, however.

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: OT: really for the final cut X board but - the magnetise switches?
on Apr 18, 2011 at 1:30:32 pm

That's a much better image. Could be.

Looks like it could also be snapping, which I guess is a more updated magnetize.


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Chris Kenny
Re: OT: really for the final cut X board but - the magnetise switches?
on Apr 18, 2011 at 1:32:22 pm

It could also be this switch, from over on the left side of the timeline:



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: OT: really for the final cut X board but - the magnetise switches?
on Apr 18, 2011 at 1:39:01 pm

That is quite obviously, the Cylon rebellion switch.

That looks like it could be a choice between film strip style, iMovie wrapping style timeline or the more linear timeline of current FCP.

Just conjecture, I have no idea.


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Andy Mees
Re: OT: really for the final cut X board but - the magnetise switches?
on Apr 18, 2011 at 2:29:51 pm

thats a browser layout button, a la "details view" as seen here:

versus the other browser layout button being the "filmstrip view" as seen here:
(note in this image the scale for the filmstrip is set to "All" so each clip appears simply as a single clip icon)

the final of the 3 images posted all shows the browser in "filmstrip view"
(note in this image a scale value has been selected so that each clip appears shown as filmstrip with its length according to actual clip duration)



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Jeremy Garchow
Re: OT: really for the final cut X board but - the magnetise switches?
on Apr 18, 2011 at 3:47:37 pm

I still maintain it's the Cylon rebellion switch:








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Aindreas Gallagher
Re: OT: really for the final cut X board but - the magnetise switches?
on Apr 18, 2011 at 4:07:33 pm

CHOICE.

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Aindreas Gallagher
Re: OT: really for the final cut X board but - the magnetise switches?
on Apr 18, 2011 at 1:52:40 pm

yeah - the thing I was thinking was that they have to give a snap controller as currently understood for frame accurate stamping - and then they have to give us the ability to invoke a fully magnetised timeline, which is snap on steroids really.. if the one on the right is snap, which I think is likely, the one on the left might be the on off for the collision detection part of the magnetised timeline...

I have begun to warm to this FCP X, he said quietly, I'm getting very curious as to what it will look and perform like in dual monitor configuration. I think there would be a lot of exposed functionality in that configuration. I might even feel like I was sitting on a smoke.

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Tom Brooks
Re: OT: really for the final cut X board but - the magnetise switches?
on Apr 18, 2011 at 2:08:15 pm

This is a fun guessing game. I think that last switch is for nesting.


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Mark Suszko
Re: OT: really for the final cut X board but - the magnetise switches?
on Apr 18, 2011 at 2:30:04 pm

I don't get why this isn't posted in the FCP-X forum. Was it magnetically repelled?


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Aindreas Gallagher
Re: OT: really for the final cut X board but - the magnetise switches?
on Apr 18, 2011 at 2:54:33 pm

last one for me! just thought this might be of general interest, if the guess is accurate.

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