Comprehensive list of Bugs & Quirks in FCP X
After using FCP X for a while I have sort of reconciled myself to the missing pro features & I think that many of them will make a comeback in a summer update as announced by Apple. For the time being FCP 7 is still my main workhorse tough I do like playing with FCP X from time to time.
My adventures with FCP X have also led me to believe that it can be pretty buggy & quirky in addition to being Feature Incomplete . So I’m thinking why dont we compile a list of bugs or quirks that we have faced with FCP X and maybe present it to Apple. After all if we dont look out for ourselves, who will ? Let me post a list of few bugs that I have faced with this current FCP X.
1. Stabilization can NOT be applied to clips in the primary storyline. They must be moved to a track above or added to a compound clip. This problem persists whether I analyze for stabilization during transcoding or later.
2. We cant add transitions to clips that are not in the primary storyline (unless they too have been added in a compound clip).
3. Sometimes the audio does not play right when the clip starts (say it will play after a pause of .5 sec) even as the playhead is on the audio clip & as a result the the audio ends abruptly when the playhead reaches the end of the clip (this seems abrupt because the audio started playing late)
4. The new audio waveforms seem tad too inaccurate for someone who might wanna line his cuts to the beats.
I hope to expand this list as more & more entries are added. Hopefully, the entire FCP X community can contribute to this thread and we can have a very comprehensive list of what doesn’t work & a temporary work around for it.