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  • How do I select all clips from a certain point forward or back (like I could in FCP7?)

     Russell Lasson updated 11 years ago 7 Members · 9 Posts
  • Russell Lasson

    June 25, 2011 at 3:10 am

    How do I select all clips from a certain point forward or back in the timeline (like I could in FCP7?)

    Russ

    Russell Lasson
    Colorist/Digital Cinema Specialist
    Color Mill
    Salt Lake City, UT
    http://www.colormill.net

  • Tom Wolsky

    June 25, 2011 at 3:23 am

    You don’t. Why would you want to?

    All the best,

    Tom

    Class on Demand DVDs “Complete Training for FCP7,” “Basic Training for FCS” and “Final Cut Express Made Easy”
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  • Russell Lasson

    June 25, 2011 at 3:32 am

    I’m so, so, so sad right now.

    I have a slug (gap) and I can’t tell what the duration is without going to that start and end of it to see what the difference is in the timecode. And I can’t just click on the gap and choose a new duration to make it the exact length that I want it. Maybe they need the new powerful OS Lion to be able to add these processor intensive features?

    Russ

    Russell Lasson
    Colorist/Digital Cinema Specialist
    Color Mill
    Salt Lake City, UT
    http://www.colormill.net

  • Stephen Bakopanos

    June 25, 2011 at 3:56 am

    [Russell Lasson] “I have a slug (gap) and I can’t tell what the duration is without going to that start and end of it to see what the difference is in the timecode. And I can’t just click on the gap and choose a new duration to make it the exact length that I want it. Maybe they need the new powerful OS Lion to be able to add these processor intensive features?”

    Maybe I’m misunderstanding you, but I seem to be able to check and set the duration of slugs (or “gaps” as they’re now called) just fine. All you need to do is hit Ctrl+D and type in your desired duration. You’ll notice that the length is displayed in the timecode window in the middle of the screen. Hope this helps.

  • John Davidson

    June 25, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Nice. Glad people are posting questions like this – it seems simple but everything is so different that we’re all kinda learning from scratch.

    John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.

  • Simon Ubsdell

    June 25, 2011 at 9:21 am

    The track tool was one of the really great things about FCP7 and I’m glad to see that Media Composer has now copied it – sad as you say that it’s gone missing from FCPX.

    I’m not sure what you are trying specifically to achieve, but the way I might approach this if you don’t like the “slug”/gaps route is to use the trim function – this is really what the magnetic timeline is all about because the trimming behaviour is designed to keep everything in sync. Trim the head of tail of whichever shot it is you want to use to push the rest of your timeline back or forwards.

    It’s quite ironic though that we are going to be using “slug” which is what we used to have to do when we were cutting on film (those of us old enough to remember!) and in the early days of Media Composer before the trimming got sophisticated enough!

    But you will also notice that “gaps” are clearly fundamental to the way FCPX works – if you work like I do, your timeline very quickly gets littered with them. But they are clearly a design necessity given the magnetic storyline “keep everything in sync” model of working – again just like slug was in the film era.

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

  • Dale Robinson

    June 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Hey guys, I am trying to follow your post. I often use the TT tool to select from a point to the end. Move clips down, make some edit decisions and then select TT to move the clips back.

    How are we doing this now in FCP X ?

  • Chris Kenny

    June 25, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    [Dale Robinson] “Hey guys, I am trying to follow your post. I often use the TT tool to select from a point to the end. Move clips down, make some edit decisions and then select TT to move the clips back.

    How are we doing this now in FCP X ?”

    Use the ‘insert gap’ command (option-W). Gaps work like clips, so you can just drag the gap out to the length you want, or as noted above hit control-D and enter your desired duration. You can then perform overwrite edits within the gap. When you’re done, just select any remaining gap and hit the delete key. (Deletes always ripple in FCP X. If you want the equivalent of a non-ripple delete, it’s ‘Replace With Gap’, which is assigned to forward delete.)


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  • Russell Lasson

    June 25, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I thought that I tried control+D, but it seems that my patience with the software is low right now that I hit command+Q so quickly afterwards that I didn’t see the duration window show up. Go figure.

    Russell Lasson
    Colorist/Digital Cinema Specialist
    Color Mill
    Salt Lake City, UT
    http://www.colormill.net

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