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Douglas K. Dempsey
Re: The most disturbing thing....
on Jun 27, 2011 at 5:38:15 pm

This is one of the things that actually appeals to me about FCPX. I guess it depends on how your brain works. My wife claims that I don't use hierarchy-organized filing well (folders within folders). I seem to only understand where things are when they are laid out in front of me.

Even so I have forced my self to keep bins and sub-bins in FCP7.

But I often find myself pulling clips into bins as a way of "selecting" and narrowing down, just as the article describes. EXCEPT that I often don't like having to dig down into selects or specifically named bins for shots, stills, music, SFX etc that can actually be used elsewhere.

So I end up making the hated SUBCLIPS for my select bins, with the "parent clip" existing at the top level.

So the new method is better. If you use iPhoto or iTunes you quickly get used to the idea of searching your entire Library when you forget things. But most of the time, you have moved things into Events or Playlists, ordered as you wish... and then Duplicated, Renamed and Re-ordered as you further edit, winnow out, narrow down and re-purpose your material.

The only valid complaint I have heard about FCPX in this regard is the clumsy and unsophisticated Media Management when you want to duplicate a project, or give a copy of the project to someone else, along with your media drive. The Reconnect offline media issues sounds frightening. I haven't tried it yet; I'll wait until I see a workflow on COW's FCPX Techniques forum.

Doug D


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