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Re: Cutting a major Hollywood Feature on FCPX

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Cutting a major Hollywood Feature on FCPX
on Oct 8, 2014 at 7:46:37 pm

[Andrew Kimery] "Although I haven't used X I understand what you are saying. My point is that even if FCP X takes less effort it still takes some effort and for many people some effort is still too much effort. ;) Like the AE example of getting Pre-comp 1, Pre-comp 2, Pre-comp 3, etc.,. If someone is too lazy to uniquely name a file they are too lazy to create Roles and assign them. "

I get it, completely. It does take a bit of effort, but I would say in X, it takes even less effort. Once the organization is even ROUGHLY setup (ALL CAPS!), that organization follows that clip around until it's specifically changed. It is quite powerful, and is great for the disorganized because it takes all of one second to do at the very beginning of editing. With tracks, (and Ae) organization is a constant process. You are constantly renaming, retargeting, reshuffling to fit the organization and output. I apologize, it's very hard to explain over the interwebs, and it's also hard to explain without diving in to X.

[Andrew Kimery] "With regards to rearranging the timeline, I might be misunderstanding you, but in FCP 7 (and I believe Avid and PPro as well) you don't have to rearrange what's in the timeline to get different output results. For example, in FCP 7 you can map the timeline track to be whatever audio output track you want it to be (i.e. Track 1 in the timeline can be mapped to be Track 4 on output)."

Right, but what if you had music AND dialogue on the same track? You'd have to rearrange it.

If you need separate channel outputs, and you didn't have the tracks properly segmented, you'd have to rearrange.

If you need specific panning (L.R.whatver) you'd have to rearrange the timeline to make sure the panning is set correctly.

In the case of Pr, if you have a multichannel output (but want to monitor stereo) it is a huge PITA that requires a whole new sequence.

In X, all of this can be done in the export from the same timeline.

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