[Tangier Clarke]"I would be so happy for Apple to build in batch syncing; more so than batch exporting, but I'd like that too."
Tangier, by "batch syncing" if you mean do a multicam sync on groups of files, FCPX can do that now. It has some limitations and is not as powerful as PluralEyes, but I have gotten 50 files to sync without error in FCPX. The main trick is ensure each camera is named using the procedure I mentioned in this thread:
Based on nothing but pure personal speculation, I'm not holding my breath until around NAB. It seems that since X is now seen as a fully professional NLE - and competing for the hearts and minds of editors with Premiere and AVID - it makes sense to make any upgrade news when the entire professional video world is all together and the world is watching.
Be great if I was wrong. But it makes the most sense to me.
I'm in the camp that my editing is already going really well with X right now. Solid, dependable and VERY fast. So I'd much prefer that the update, whenever we get it - focuses on solid (and hopefully, exciting!) rather than flashy but flakey. If that requires time - so be it.
Know someone who teaches video editing in elementary school, high school or college? Tell them to check out http://www.StartEditingNow.com - video editing curriculum complete with licensed practice content.
Here's a crazy feature request that would be amazing if possible"
Match and replace clip with synchronized version.
Sometimes I have to fix other peoples' edits (they're still learning FCP X) and they use non-synchronized clips on part of the storyline which means I don't have access easily to the better audio recorded by the separate device. It takes me a while to find the same frame in the synced clip and replace that on the timeline.
With a little XML knowhow this would seem possible with a simple right-click feature.