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  • Just had to post this

    Posted by Michael Garber on June 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Sorry, I know, it’s not really relevant and I’m trying to stay off the complain-train. But, this is just funny.

    I’ve been trying to log VO for the last 2 hours, and it’s just all very confusing as to the best way to do it. While trying to find out if I could modify some timecode, I found this…

    Looks like I can’t modify it, but I can sure well tweet it!

    Richard Truchanowicz replied 12 years, 2 months ago 4 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Elliott Dunwody

    June 29, 2011 at 12:38 am

    The bad part is, you just can’t make this stuff up. We can tweet, send to Vimeo, Facebook it, and Foursquare it. But you can’t XML it, OMF it, or put it to tape.
    My head hurts.

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  • Michael Garber

    June 29, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Quite literally mine, too :(. Just spent hours trying to figure out the best approach to logging my VO and couldn’t. Compound clip? Direct to timeline? In it’s own timeline? In a new timeline? Which storyline layer? What about auditioning (it wasn’t working correctly for me, at least). Oh well, in due time, I suppose.

    It’s really a beta. It’s really a beta…

  • Richard Truchanowicz

    June 29, 2011 at 12:49 am

    The Twitter stuff isn’t actually part of FCPX. Those menu options are system wide services that Twitter takes the liberty of installing. Highlight some text in another app, right click and you should see very similar options at the bottom of the menu. Services can be enabled/disabled from ‘System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Services’.


  • Gary Huff

    June 29, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    When does Twitter “install” this?

  • Richard Truchanowicz

    June 30, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Most likely when Twitter itself is installed. A lot of programs take the liberty of adding themselves to the system services menu upon install, though not every program enables them by default. Services are kind of like little hooks that allow you to harness the utility of one program quickly and easily from another one.

    Pre-Snow Leopard the services menu was a bit of mess since it wasn’t contextually sensitive and there wasn’t a straight forward way of configuring them. Also, if I remember correctly, you could only get to them from the menubar under the program’s name. In Snow Leopard they’re contextual, easily enabled/disabled from the system preferences and accessible from multiple locations. You can also build your own services using Automator.

  • Gary Huff

    June 30, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    But when do you “install” Twitter? It’s just a web service, not a program.

  • Richard Truchanowicz

    June 30, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Yeah, it’s a web service but there’s also first and third party clients designed to interface with Twitter without using a web browser. The official Twitter client that’s available for free from the Mac App Store is simply named ‘Twitter’. If I had to guess, I’d say that’s the one Michael installed since I got that the same services added to OS X when I installed it as well.

    Twitter in the Mac App Store

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