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  • Re: What could be improved in FCP?

    Posted by Tig Coates on April 2, 2005 at 4:43 pm

    I am helping to write a review of FCP.
    I would like to know what functions users would like to see added or improved.
    Apple will release an update v.5 whenever they do so
    and many of these features will no doubt be addressed
    This is not about FCE and the lack of comparative features.

    However, your insights would be greatly appreciated.

    Some starters – correct me if I’m wrong –

    AU plug-ins to display their native GUI
    user colour choices for timeline media
    FXScript to address the whole program
    Choice of larger fonts for GUI
    HDV functionality improved
    XML integration with Logic fixed (107-region problem)
    Peak level meter to work according to PPM spec.


    Christopher S. johnson replied 18 years, 10 months ago 25 Members · 34 Replies
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  • Tim Irwin

    April 2, 2005 at 5:14 pm

    Version 4.5 has been fantastic for me. Almost all my needs/wants have been met, But my last few nitpicks are:

    Phantom marks (remember these from avid? It’s just a semi transparent in or out marker that shows you where the left out fourth point will be when using 3 point editing)
    Better Scaling quality
    Ability to specify exact speed of scrolling text
    Something to address sluggishness of VERY large projects/Timelines


  • Tae

    April 2, 2005 at 6:12 pm

    More customizable interface.

    Curves in color correction tool.


  • Tae

    April 2, 2005 at 6:14 pm

    AH! I forgot about audio. Unless I’m mistaken (I’m still on FCP 4.1) Audio in and out is still only 2 tracks at a time. If I’m wrong, I’ll be very happy.


  • Tom Wolsky

    April 2, 2005 at 6:29 pm

    You can have up to 24 tracks out, eight to hardware, but you have to have settings and devices that support that.

  • Uwe Klimmeck

    April 2, 2005 at 7:09 pm

    Media Management, Media Management and if there’s still time left: the Media Management could be more reliable.

  • Mark Landman

    April 2, 2005 at 10:01 pm

    Add Applescripting. I’d like to be able to write a script to do something like ‘open project A, render sequences 3 and 5. Close Project A. Open Project B. Render sequence 2. Send email when render is finished. Export sequence 7 to compressor. Close FCP. Open APack. Open clip 4. Set encoding mode to 2/0 ……….’

  • Chris Babbitt

    April 2, 2005 at 10:06 pm

    Multi-cam support
    Hardware control of audio level on-the-fly
    Automatic scrolling of timeline to keep up with playhead

  • Fx Bear

    April 3, 2005 at 4:02 am

    Larger buttons would be nice, other than that I love FCP!

  • Nick Toth

    April 3, 2005 at 4:09 am

    A better way of handling speed changes

    Integrate Livetype directly into FCP with ability to edit text over video

    Better handling of ease in and out

    Larger fonts in interface

    Ability to preview media when importing files (like you can in the finder)

    Automatic import of renders to bin or timeline (ie: when exporting to Quicktime)

  • Fred Miller

    April 3, 2005 at 5:55 am

    I echo Media management PLEASE!

    Also PLEEEEEASE fix the mastering tool so that the buttons ACTUALLY work instead of having to drag and drop the sequence on that overlay. I’m sick of explaining to new users about this silly bug that makes a professional application come off as extremely unprofessional.

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