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  • gary adcock

    June 29, 2011 at 11:50 am

    There are fewer times than I have fingers that Apple has made announcements regarding un-released featues for an exsisting product.

    https://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/faq/

    This page on the Apple website has responses to many of the burning questions that all of us have, and it is not a message passed thru “trusted” media but rather actually posted on Apple.com so that there is no confusion on whether or not Apple acutally said this.

    So lets be clear on a few points. < editorial comments from me> ” quotes from Apple”

    Multicam- YES

    External Monitors – working on more, but for now Aja’s FCPX Beta drivers for the Kona 3G are linked

    3rd Party Plugins- “You’ll be able to use them as soon as they are updated.”

    XML EXPORT IS COMMING!!! < we have to write the API’s- we are working on Lion right now >

    OMF, AFF and EDL are comming too! < but that other stuff needs to wait for the XML import / output modules first >

    ASSIGNABLE AUDIO TRACKS! ” An update this summer will allow you to use metadata tags to categorize your audio clips by type and export them directly from Final Cut Pro X.”

    There are other ideas and correct info items like previous version imports (not going to happen) and scratch disks

    It is a start.

    gary

    gary adcock
    Studio37

    Post and Production Workflow Consultant
    Production and Post Stereographer
    Chicago, IL

    https://blogs.creativecow.net/24640

  • Mitch Ives

    June 29, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    [gary adcock] “Multicam- YES”

    To be really clear, on MacNN, they have it worded this way:

    Multicam editing is coming to a future Final Cut Pro update, something which Apple says it couldn’t roll into a minor patch but had to come soon.

    “Multicam editing is an important and popular feature, and we will provide great multicam support in the next major release,” Apple says.

    In the nearer term….

    I realize that my crystal ball is no better than yours Gary, but I interpret that to mean that we will be waiting for some time for this next “major release”, i.e. not in the “nearer term”. Will that be 6 months… a year… who knows.

    If somebody died and left me in charge (perish the thought), I’d ram out Multicam way quicker, along with a proper output to third party cards (not the damned desktop display). These two things alone would allow a lot of us to jump in sooner, while waiting for the other stuff we need…

    Just my $0.02… put your flame helmet on Gary, I think it’s about to get a lot warmer in here… 🙂

    Mitch Ives
    Insight Productions Corp.
    mitch@insightproductions.com
    http://www.insightproductions.com

  • Brad Davis

    June 29, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    At least Apple put out the press release…

  • Misha Aranyshev

    June 29, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    [gary adcock] “ASSIGNABLE AUDIO TRACKS! ” An update this summer will allow you to use metadata tags to categorize your audio clips by type and export them directly from Final Cut Pro X.”

    Production sound comes to me in BWF-poly files with a track for each character, a boom, an M+S pair and a production mix. I sync them to the picture takes and go on cutting the scenes. The production mix track is usually good enough so I just mute all other tracks. But I don’t delete them becuse when picture is locked I have to export each 2000 ft reel with all the sound. Almost every cut in there is either J- or L-cut so it is all arranged in the checkerboard fashion. There is also some M&E but this doesn’t complicate matters. So how exactly do I tag my production sound and how long would it take me?

  • gary adcock

    June 29, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    [Michael Aranyshev] ” So how exactly do I tag my production sound and how long would it take me?”

    Great question Michael.

    Chances are you will be able to assign them in the recorder- cantar and sounddevices recorders both allow users to record and ID clip,take and track info that can be extracted and used (highend data management tools like the Fotokem’s NextLab do this on ingest)

    So there is no reason that audio sync, tracks and file naming cannot come from the audio metadata that is already being created.

    gary adcock
    Studio37

    Post and Production Workflow Consultant
    Production and Post Stereographer
    Chicago, IL

    https://blogs.creativecow.net/24640

  • Misha Aranyshev

    June 29, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    [gary adcock] “(highend data management tools like the Fotokem’s NextLab do this on ingest) “

    Both FCP and FCPX also read it just fine. It won’t help though to automatically put Scene_123A/Take_03 to track 1-8, Scene_123B/Take_02 to tracks 9-16 and Scene_123C/Take_04 again on tracks 1-8 in exported OMF unless I tell the app to do so, right? And the Audio Role for all of them is Dialog by the way.

  • Gary Huff

    June 30, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    [Mitch Ives]I realize that my crystal ball is no better than yours Gary, but I interpret that to mean that we will be waiting for some time for this next “major release”, i.e. not in the “nearer term”. Will that be 6 months… a year… who knows.

    FCP X2 (2013)

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