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Stefan Buhrmester
Undocumented Feature: Copy selected Effects
on Jul 2, 2011 at 4:02:21 pm



Somebody able to get this to work? Especially copying only one selected effect instead everything?


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Lance Bachelder
Re: Undocumented Feature: Copy selected Effects
on Jul 2, 2011 at 4:27:16 pm

Couldn't get it to single out one effect - but it worked well copying color timing from clip to another. The new color tool by the way, blows away the 3-Way corrector and we were able to stack multiple color effects, masks, vignettes etc - which are far better in quality than Color's, and run them in realtime!

Lance Bachelder
Southern California



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John Godwin
Re: Undocumented Feature: Copy selected Effects
on Jul 2, 2011 at 4:48:33 pm

Ok, I figured one out:

1 Click on the little symbol on the upper left of a clip.

2. Open Video Animation.

3. Use the little blue checkboxs and turn off the effects out don't want to copy

4. Option-Apple-C

5. Select the clip you want to paste to and Option-Apple-P. It pastes only the effects that are turned on.

There may be a better way, but that just worked.

Best,
John


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Chris Kenny
Re: Undocumented Feature: Copy selected Effects
on Jul 2, 2011 at 4:56:27 pm

[Lance Bachelder] "Couldn't get it to single out one effect - but it worked well copying color timing from clip to another. The new color tool by the way, blows away the 3-Way corrector and we were able to stack multiple color effects, masks, vignettes etc - which are far better in quality than Color's, and run them in realtime!"

The Color Board is just begging for an iPad companion app that shows color/saturation/exposure controls at the same time and lets you make multitouch adjustments.

By the way, there are tons of otherwise undocumented keyboard shortcuts -- and even commands that have no shortcut by default and aren't in the menus anywhere (but that can be assigned a shortcut) -- hidden away in the keyboard customization window.

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Lance Bachelder
Re: Undocumented Feature: Copy selected Effects
on Jul 2, 2011 at 5:07:57 pm

Yeah we've kinda been joking about the color board, at $299 FCPX may be the best color timing tool for the money. You really don't need 3rd party plug-ins like Looks or Colorista 2 anymore and it's realtime.

Whatever they did with the Colorsync etc it's just so pristine and much like Resolve in the purity of how color and masks are applied - you can really finesse DSLR footage like nothing I've ever used and I've timed 2 features in Color.

An iPad app with the color board would be fun!

Lance Bachelder
Southern California



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Chris Kenny
Re: Undocumented Feature: Copy selected Effects
on Jul 2, 2011 at 5:33:15 pm

[Lance Bachelder] "Whatever they did with the Colorsync etc it's just so pristine and much like Resolve in the purity of how color and masks are applied - you can really finesse DSLR footage like nothing I've ever used and I've timed 2 features in Color."

FCP X and Resolve both process everything in a 32-bit float color space. Like Resolve, FCP X even stays in that space between stacked corrections. So, for instance, you can blow a clip out to full white with the exposure control in one correction, and then bring it back down in a different correction -- the engine's color space is so large that nothing ever clips in its internal numerical representation.

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Nick Toth
Re: Undocumented Feature: Copy selected Effects
on Jul 2, 2011 at 6:20:03 pm

That's some pretty good news on the color board. I haven't used it too much yet but will be diving into it soon. I wish AJA would get those drivers sorted for my Kona card!!

NT


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Lance Bachelder
Re: Undocumented Feature: Copy selected Effects
on Jul 2, 2011 at 6:21:03 pm

Yeah I get the 32-bit thing - everyone claims that PPro, Vegas, Magic Bullet, Color, After Effects etc. but there is a difference to the math somehow, not a programmer or engineer here but there is a finesse here I can't get with these other programs.

Lance Bachelder
Southern California



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Andrew Richards
Re: Undocumented Feature: Copy selected Effects
on Jul 2, 2011 at 8:11:35 pm

[Chris Kenny] "FCP X and Resolve both process everything in a 32-bit float color space. Like Resolve, FCP X even stays in that space between stacked corrections. So, for instance, you can blow a clip out to full white with the exposure control in one correction, and then bring it back down in a different correction -- the engine's color space is so large that nothing ever clips in its internal numerical representation."

An obvious hallmark of a prosumer toy... ;-)

Best,
Andy


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jon smitherton
Re: Undocumented Feature: Copy selected Effects
on Jul 3, 2011 at 12:55:38 am

[Chris Kenny] " the engine's color space is so large that nothing ever clips in its internal numerical representation."

Does this mean there is a clipper/broadcast safe always in line? If so, this is a big bonus!

Jon



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T. Payton
Re: Undocumented Feature: Copy selected Effects
on Jul 5, 2011 at 3:49:27 pm

BTW. I mocked and hated the Color Board cConcept. It had nothing to do with the vectroscope and 3 way color correctors. Come on, when color is all about circles, you've created a square? ! But then after some digging I realized it was the "hue adjustment" tool form the secondaries in Apple Color. That made me hate it less.

Then I used it. I did my tonal correction with my waveform scope open. Everything I needed was there. Then I went for "pleasing color". I was shocked. It worked wonderfully. Added some vignettes, and some secondaries. I'm impressed.

We still need a 3 way color corrector to get accurate colors, especially flesh tones. And I second the notion of the iPad control surface, but not just color controls, but audio faders and transport controls on the iPad. But the currently color controls in FCP X are a pretty good tool once you understand them.

- T.

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T. Payton
OneCreative, Albuquerque


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Simon Ubsdell
Re: Undocumented Feature: Copy selected Effects
on Jul 5, 2011 at 4:26:54 pm

[Timothy Payton] " But the currently color controls in FCP X are a pretty good tool once you understand them."

Note that you can nudge the controls with the up and down arrows for slightly finer control than you can otherwise get - though for me the gearing seems to be a bit on the crude side overall. Anyone else find this?

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


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T. Payton
Re: Undocumented Feature: Copy selected Effects
on Jul 5, 2011 at 4:39:56 pm

[Simon Ubsdell] "for me the gearing seems to be a bit on the crude side overall. Anyone else find this?"

Oh yeah that is a negative. Even with nudging the exposure controls are too extreme for me too.

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T. Payton
OneCreative, Albuquerque


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Ricardo Guerreiro
Re: Undocumented Feature: Copy selected Effects
on Nov 8, 2012 at 2:19:35 pm

Just can┬┤understand why they (´ú┐) can't do a simple drag and drop effect way to copy. Just drag one effect form the inspector of one clip, to the other clip on the timeline... How difficult would that be?!!!


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