on Oct 8, 2015 at 8:32:36 am Last Edited By James Ewart on Oct 8, 2015 at 8:59:34 am
Every time I start a new project I rather dread the drudgery of logging. So deeply engrained is my feeling about the tedium of this stage of the process because I understand well how vital it is that it's done thoroughly.
But then in X I start swinging along with my keyword collections on a first pass of the rushes and it somehow makes it fun.
I was always paranoid in Legacy about renaming clips and then having to remember to "rename file to match clip" for fear of breaking links further down the line when reconnecting media in full rez.
Simple little things like this in FCPX are, for me, a huge advance in the editing process.
[James Ewart]"Every time I start a new project I rather dread the drudgery of logging"
I hear ya. And I agree that keyword collections and favorites take some of the bit of that drudge out of the task, especially since they can be done without stopping playback. Very nice indeed. I am working on an interview driven project right now being able to set up the keywords and add them as the interview is playing is fantastic. I would hate to be doing this the old way.
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In the section about "how I accidentally found a shortcut" user guide.
While messing around with some of the footage I was logging, I accidentally hit cmnd-6 for a keyword (instead of cntrl-6, which would not have worked anyway since the timeline was active and a clip was highlighted) and it popped a CC effect on the selected clip in the timeline and opened the color board. Never knew that worked that way. Of course you can't add secondaries using the same method, but it's a nice quick way to get to the color board.