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  • Jeremy Garchow

    May 26, 2005 at 3:24 pm

    i was wondering if there was a way to mark a gap in a track and mark that gap’s in and out points. What I want is kind of like selecting a clip’s in to out by hitting x, except I want to select the gaps in and out points by hitting one button, rather than a few up/down arrows, an i, and an o. This would save some time for me when adding broll.

    jg

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  • Kevin Monahan

    May 26, 2005 at 4:02 pm

    X will do it. You just have to have the track where the gap is located Auto Selected.

    Just a reminder if you use your playhead to mark in and outs on gaps. When you mark out, you MUST go left one frame prior to marking out to accurately do so.

    Kevin Monahan
    Author – Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro
    fcpworld.com

  • Jeremy Garchow

    May 26, 2005 at 7:45 pm

    Ahhh, i was missing the audio track auto selects…duh. Thanks for jogging my memory

    jg

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    ATTO 42XS <> Huge Systems 1.25 TB 4105 Fibre

  • pdr

    May 26, 2005 at 11:09 pm

    Hi Kevin

    Could you please explain this? Not sure what you mean, but sounds like a cool feature.

    Regards
    Peter


    Peter Dominic Ryan – Freelance Editor
    raycity* media – pdr@raycity.com

    PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0 GHz, 4GB, Mac OS X 10.4
    FCP 5, Soundtrack Pro, Motion 2, DVD SP 4

  • Kevin Monahan

    May 26, 2005 at 11:21 pm

    Well, selecting a gap with Mark Clip is just like selecting a clip with Mark Clip. Park the playhead in the gap and tap the X key. Then you’ll have an in and out perfectly marked for the gap (no need to go left one frame with the playhead for the out point). The only caveat is that you have to have the proper track auto-selected.

    There are a couple of reasons to mark a gap, one is to find out the duration of the gap, so you can narrow down which clip is long enough to fill it OR you simply want to make an edit into the gap with a 3 point edit.

    Hope that makes sense.

    Kevin Monahan
    Author – Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro
    fcpworld.com

  • pdr

    May 26, 2005 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks Kevin

    Always love to learn a new feature every day!
    FCP is certainly a deep, deep pool of functionality!

    Regards
    Peter


    Peter Dominic Ryan – Freelance Editor
    raycity* media – pdr@raycity.com

    PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0 GHz, 4GB, Mac OS X 10.4
    FCP 5, Soundtrack Pro, Motion 2, DVD SP 4

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