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In FCP 7 I would stack b-roll I liked and then disable what I didn't use so I still had it as an option. Can I do that in FCP X?

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Noam Osband
In FCP 7 I would stack b-roll I liked and then disable what I didn't use so I still had it as an option. Can I do that in FCP X?
on Mar 12, 2015 at 4:36:30 pm

In FCP 7, when working with b-roll, I would often lay a bunch of it on different tracks above the footage I wanted b-roll in, disable the clips, and then play around. This way, thought, I could come back a week or two later and see choices for future editing. Maybe I'd change things. I did this with interview clips too.

Is there any way to do that sort of thing in the trackless world of FCP X?


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Andy Neil
Re: In FCP 7 I would stack b-roll I liked and then disable what I didn't use so I still had it as an option. Can I do that in FCP X?
on Mar 12, 2015 at 6:41:09 pm

Yes. It's cleaner, and easier. Use Auditions. FCPX allows you to stack shots, even if they have different lengths inside a container where you can swap shots out as often as you like until you've made a decision.

Just put one shot in the primary and then drag your next shot on top of the first. When you release, a menu will pop up and you can choose: Add to Audition. Do this as many times as you want.

Andy

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Jeff Kirkland
Re: In FCP 7 I would stack b-roll I liked and then disable what I didn't use so I still had it as an option. Can I do that in FCP X?
on Mar 12, 2015 at 6:42:17 pm

Takes look at auditions. You can stack to your heart's content. You can even stack different versions of effects, colour grades, etc.

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Bret Williams
Re: In FCP 7 I would stack b-roll I liked and then disable what I didn't use so I still had it as an option. Can I do that in FCP X?
on Mar 12, 2015 at 9:17:08 pm

Yes you can also do it exactly the same way as in FCP 7. Just because you don't have tracks doesn't mean you don't have layers.

Others mention the audition feature, which is essentially 1 clip with many choices within. I prefer the old fashioned way because it preserves the timing of your sequence and I really dislike X screwing with the timing of my sequence. I also like being able to see that I have many choices at a glance turned off in the timeline without having to look into the audiobook clip.

Depends on the type of work and the way you work. X gives you many more options.


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Andy Neil
Re: In FCP 7 I would stack b-roll I liked and then disable what I didn't use so I still had it as an option. Can I do that in FCP X?
on Mar 12, 2015 at 9:51:02 pm

[Bret Williams] "I prefer the old fashioned way because it preserves the timing of your sequence and I really dislike X screwing with the timing of my sequence"

You can use auditions as a connected clip as well. Different lengths won't screw up your timing then.

Andy

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Bret Williams
Re: In FCP 7 I would stack b-roll I liked and then disable what I didn't use so I still had it as an option. Can I do that in FCP X?
on Mar 12, 2015 at 10:04:43 pm

I'm aware. Still don't use them much. It's much more visible to be to see all my choices right in front of me. I do the same with music. We'll stack up 3 or 4 different tracks.

I do like the ripple training tutorial that suggested you put auditions BELOW a gap between two clips, so that the "opening" for the shot stays the same and you can essentially slip the audition clip within the opening.


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: In FCP 7 I would stack b-roll I liked and then disable what I didn't use so I still had it as an option. Can I do that in FCP X?
on Mar 12, 2015 at 10:23:52 pm

My biggest use for auditions is creating an audition from the current clip. I can essentially duplicate the clip in place, play with colour correction, or timing or add effects, or whatever, and quickly swap between the original and the modified versions.

it took me a while to get there but now I'd find it hard to live without the auditions feature.

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