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  • Gerry Fraiberg

    May 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Thanks for taking the time to contribute this to the general knowledge base of the FCP X community. I’m always looking for ways to learn more about FCP X.

  • Steve Connor

    May 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Excellent blog, thanks for posting

    Steve Connor
    “Sometimes it’s fun to poke an angry bear with a stickl”
    Adrenalin Television

  • Andy Neil

    May 17, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Not to be a grammar nazi, but you’ve misspelled the word “tips” all over your blog.


  • Richard Herd

    May 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    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).

  • Richard Herd

    May 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    and another good one:

    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!

  • Alban Egger

    May 17, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Andy…I thought tips is what a waiter gets and tipps are ..well…little hints. Is that wrong? in Uk, US? I am in Austria, you know 😉

  • Andy Neil

    May 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    In the US (and probably UK), there is only one word for both: Tips.

    The only time I’d expect to see the word “Tipps” is if it were someone’s last name (surname).


  • Jeremy Garchow

    May 17, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    [Andy Neil] “Not to be a grammar nazi, but you’ve misspelled the word “tips” all over your blog.”

    But you have to understand, FCPX has a pretty different way of editing.

    Regular tips just won’t do anymore. Tipps seems legit.

  • Alban Egger

    May 17, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Ok..lesson learned. Thanks 😉

  • Bill Davis

    May 17, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Maybe we should spell them Xips but still pronounce them as Tips?

    Separate the “insiders” from the “outsiders” like the pronunciation of Gila Monster, Sault St. Marie, and bologna!

    “Before speaking out ask yourself whether your words are true, whether they are respectful and whether they are needed in our civil discussions.”-Justice O’Connor

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