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Re: All the little things that I miss in Fcpx - that become a big deal

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Mauricio Lleras
Re: All the little things that I miss in Fcpx - that become a big deal
on Feb 7, 2019 at 9:23:14 pm

Rony, I appreciate you taking time to go by most of the points I mentioned,
although I find your attitude a tad condescending here and there...
I do use Fcpx, don't know how you got the impression I didn't
-perhaps because I mentioned I wasn't on the latest version?-,
but it's not the only software I use;
I'm a freelancer, so got to go with what's available or desired,
which is often not Fcpx...
And by the way, everyone uses the mouse too...
Anyway, I see you basically agree with most of what I brought up.
Glad to hear the annoying colour correction bug has been fixed.
Sad to see nothing much else is improved from version 10.4
on these many aspects....
Regarding some of your comments:

[Ronny Courtens] "I don't think you are familiar with the Timeline Index. Select Tags in the Timeline Index and you will be able to search for any markers or elements in any markers on your timeline. Clicking on the result will bring you exactly to that marker."

Again with the attitude...I do know the Index and see it can be used to accomplish this.
However it is an imperfect use, as it does not allow for searches at the library or event level,
you HAVE to put everything in a timeline
and if you want to search for it you have to open said timeline and search there,
leaving your actual edit (and requiring you to be sure in which selects timeline that thing you're searching for is).
So, while definitely workable, it still is not as good as say, Avid's way,
which allows for a project wide search and brings up all instances found in a project,
and if you then double-click on any of the results it will take you directly to the point you requested,
regardless of whether that marker lives in a clip or in a timeline;
and in the latter case, if the marker is in a closed timeline it will open it for you automatically
and place the playhead right where you want.
So there is room for improvement, especially for an NLE which is otherwise
so strong on the metadata/organizational/search levels...

Regarding syncing clips from the timeline, read Neil's comment.
You may not find it necessary but there may be a variety
of situations in which you might want this.
As a matter of fact, I'm about to edit a low budget short
as a favour and it so happens they had a problem with the rental company
and so couldn't get the gear to jamsync camera and sound,
and no sound was recorded on camera, so I'm left with an old-fashioned
manual sync on my hands; and although you could do this
without laying clips on the timeline, it is easier to check and perfect sync
if you do ( for instance nudging clips by subframe increments and such)
and may come in handy for delivering viewing dailies kemrolls.
So again, it may not be dearly missed by many,
but a small handy thing to have it certainly would be.

Again, as I said in my post, nothing I raised is per see a deal breaker.
And I too like FcpX a lot.
But all these things put together do get to be annoying
and leave you wishing for more,
especially when you see how good it can be in other aspects.

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