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Nicco Quinto
Best Tool or Method for a Match Cut // Match Frame // Continuity Edit
on Feb 10, 2019 at 4:58:29 pm

So the best tool to do a match cut IMHO is the match frame tool in AVID. This tool also exists in DiVinci.

*For those of you not familiar with this tool, it shows the last frame of the 1st Clip and the first frame of the 2nd Clip. You then slide the 1st Clip or 2nd Clip until you have a continuity in motion*

1) Does anything like this exist in FCPX?

2) If not, what method do you use with the Trim tool to slide a particular clip while seeing the last frame of this clip and the first frame of the next clip (or how do you perform a continuity edit in general).

Verbal description or link to a good tutorial would be appreciated.

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Joe Marler
Re: Best Tool or Method for a Match Cut // Match Frame // Continuity Edit
on Feb 11, 2019 at 11:44:06 am

[Nicco Quinto] ' it shows the last frame of the 1st Clip and the first frame of the 2nd Clip. You then slide the 1st Clip or 2nd Clip until you have a continuity in motion'

... Does anything like this exist in FCPX?


If the FCPX preference "show detailed trimming feedback" is enabled, it automatically shows the last frame of the 1st clip when trimming the 2nd clip.

There are various options about how to use it. E.g, if you select the Trim tool, then select the border of a clip and do a roll edit, it will show both sides of the edit as you roll the trim point back and forth. This avoids changing overall timeline length. In regular "Select" mode it shows statically the first/last frame of the clip adjacent to the trim point.

https://support.apple.com/kb/ph12554?locale=en_US


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Nicco Quinto
Re: Best Tool or Method for a Match Cut // Match Frame // Continuity Edit
on Feb 12, 2019 at 4:04:07 pm

I uploaded an screenshot from the viewer in premiere. Ideally, I would need to see the first frame of the next shot so I can slip the shot accordingly. Can FCPX do this?




The best tool for continuity editing is in avid and it looks like this:



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Michael Hancock
Re: Best Tool or Method for a Match Cut // Match Frame // Continuity Edit
on Feb 12, 2019 at 8:10:02 pm

Yes, FCPX can do this (the top picture, from Premiere) but only with the mouse. If you want to slip/slide/trim frame by frame using the keyboard you do not get a 2-up display with outgoing/incoming frames. It's only if you use the mouse and drag to do your trimming. And there is no 4-up display like Avid.

PLEASE send Apple a feature request to add the incoming/outgoing when trimming with the keyboard. I've sent the request a few times. If enough of us request it they might listen!

https://www.apple.com/feedback/finalcutpro.html

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