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  • Toggle Storyline Mode?

  • Tapio Haaja

    January 30, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I was just changing some keyboard shortcuts for FCPX and noticed this shortcut for letter G called Toggle Storyline Mode. Does someone know what it does? Apple seems to think it’s quite important because shortcut is in so central place in keyboard. Anyway I hope someone can tell what it does.

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    Tapio Haaja

    On-Air Promotion Producer
    https://avseikkailuja.blogspot.com/

  • Brian Mulligan

    January 30, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Seems like it tells you what it does in the right side of that image.
    When in doubt… press it!

    Brian Mulligan
    Senior Editor – Autodesk Smoke
    WTHR-TV Indianapolis,IN, USA
    Twitter: @bkmeditor

  • Tapio Haaja

    January 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Yeah I’ve read description and pressed G many times in different situations but haven’t noticed any effect. There’s also no mention about this feature in manual. Maybe it’s some feature what will be added in future update… Who knows.

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    Tapio Haaja

    On-Air Promotion Producer
    https://avseikkailuja.blogspot.com/

  • Tapio Haaja

    January 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    There’s also no visible sign in UI showing whether this feature is toggled on or off. Strange. Or maybe I just don’t get it 🙂

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    Tapio Haaja

    On-Air Promotion Producer
    https://avseikkailuja.blogspot.com/

  • Simon Ubsdell

    January 30, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    This is a really interesting question. It does look as though this function isn’t actually implemented. The keyboard shortcuts documentation says:

    Turn on or turn off the ability to build storylines when dragging clips in the Timeline

    .. but I’d have to agree that nothing seems to happen any differently.

    The manual also says of the G key:

    You can also create a storyline by holding down the G key as you drag a clip to a connected clip so that their edges touch

    However I’d say that you can do this whether or not you use the G key.

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

  • Tapio Haaja

    January 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Oh well at least this creating storylines by holding down G and bringing connected clips together seems to work. I wasn’t aware of that either.

    Thanks Simon!

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    Tapio Haaja

    On-Air Promotion Producer
    https://avseikkailuja.blogspot.com/

  • Simon Ubsdell

    January 30, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    [Tapio Haaja] “at least this creating storylines by holding down G and bringing connected clips together seems to work”

    Yes, but I find I can perfectly well do that without using the G key, or rather I can’t tell if there is any real difference if you use it or not, can you?

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

  • Tapio Haaja

    January 30, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Well if I normally drag two connected clips together it won’t automatically turn to storyline. But now if I drag one connected clips edge to other and have G pressed down I get this green rectangle and it will automatically turn to storyline. This was new feature to me.

    Best
    Tapio Haaja

    On-Air Promotion Producer
    https://avseikkailuja.blogspot.com/

  • Simon Ubsdell

    January 30, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    [Tapio Haaja] “Well if I normally drag two connected clips together it won’t automatically turn to storyline. But now if I drag one connected clips edge to other and have G pressed down I get this green rectangle and it will automatically turn to storyline. This was new feature to me.”

    Thanks for pointing that out – I hadn’t realized that’s what happened. A nice feature.

    Let’s hope that Apple get around to some proper documentation in the next update!

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

  • T. Payton

    January 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Great find!

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    T. Payton
    OneCreative, Albuquerque

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