I had 15000 readers last summer on my FCPX-megatest Blog. Since then FCPX has evolved and that blog is outdated.
I do now collect tipps on my new site. It is not much yet (just re-launched the site 2 weeks ago), but maybe someone finds help he/she needs.
Here’s a good tipp (sic): if you have a hard time getting used to a trackless timeline, simply create secondary storylines or compound clips for certain “tracks” like the Lower 3rds, Sound FX, Music etc. In the image below you see a compound clip handling a certain role of audio. You could do that to all of the roles. But after a while I got used to roles and the item list, so giving up on tracks altogether ;-)” (emphasis added).
2. Copy/Paste ColourEffects without other effects!
Many people complain (and I agree) that FCPX does not allow to copy/paste selected effects from one clip to the next. Whenever you do so you apply ALL effects to the new clip. This includes the Audio-effects. So when you have different resizing and compressor settings on one clip and want to copy the resizing, you also paste the wrong compressor settings into the audio.
At least (and not many people know this) you can copy/paste the COLOURBOARD effect alone. So this command only pasts your colour-correction with its masks to another clip. All other effects and the audio stay untouched. Here´s how:
Go to the menu of “Final Cut Pro” and select “Commands…”-> Customize
Now search for the word “APPLY”. You will find 3 commands that “APPLY the Colour Correction to previous clip” second last and third last clip.
This is not ideal….you might wanna take some clip that is on the timeline 50 cuts earlier. But you can workaround it and it is a hint that are many features hidden in the command-set. Go look through it!