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Bill Portune
FCP 7 Paste Speed Attributes WITH Ripple
on Sep 4, 2009 at 9:26:36 pm

As part of my usual workflow I paste speed attributes to multiple clips - with FCP 7 the default is no ripple and it keeps the clip length the same in the timeline, but I loose my source clip out point. If I try to apply a specific speed change to multiple clips the ripple option is grayed out then too.
Anyone have a tip on how to apply the speed attribute to multiple clips and still have the clips ripple the timeline?

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Tom Wolsky
Re: FCP 7 Paste Speed Attributes WITH Ripple
on Sep 4, 2009 at 9:40:10 pm

The ripple sequence function is ONLY available on a single clip and never available in paste attributes. Not sure why the decision to create new behavior requires significantly altering the existing functionality.

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Bill Portune
Re: FCP 7 Paste Speed Attributes WITH Ripple
on Sep 4, 2009 at 9:45:43 pm

Thanks for the confirmation, and Big Bummer! - I used that a lot in my day to day workflow. I Like the new speed functions, but not at the cost of previous functionality!

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James McIntyre
Re: FCP 7 Paste Speed Attributes WITH Ripple
on Dec 9, 2010 at 5:05:38 am

I know this thread is old, but I'm with you on this one. Pasting ripple speed changes to multiple clips is often part of my workflow, as well. I found third party software and now have a keyboard shortcut that AT LEAST cuts down on the time, effort and keystrokes.

I installed SPARK from
added FCP7 to the Front Application list
then I created a new HotKey (using the F13 key) with this shortcut
x opt-a cmd-j 5 0 enter-key opt-x '(apostrophe / Next Edit)

Now all I have to do is position my playhead at the beginning of the clips I want to change the speed of (50% in this case), and click F13 for each clip.

If your clips are on different tracks, you do have to change the auto-select to the desired video track in your timeline. Or you can move all clips to the same track, and auto-select it... and away you go!

Hope this helps someone... and I hope Apple replaces this function soon.

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Scotty Pregitzer
Re: FCP 7 Paste Speed Attributes WITH Ripple
on Dec 9, 2010 at 11:41:17 pm

I hate this too they make a new version than they take steps backwords..

anyway here is my idea keep a working copy of 6.5 on your computer I have this always in case of bugs in new versions the way you do that is before upgrading to 7 you go to applications duplicate the application in the application folder... rename it to finalcut 6.0 or something so it doesnt update it when you update the the 7 one

next open fcp 6 do the speed paste atrributes after cutting than make a copy of the project and open it in fcp 7.0 and it would have your speed changes on all the clips

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