Today I’ve been working in FCP 7, Pr, and FCP X. Here’s what I did in X. Love this app. 🙂
Another quickie. This is something that you may know, but for those that don’t it’s pretty handy. It is possible to jump into a Compound Clip that’s in a Project and have the Playhead position in the CC match that of the project. Very useful for adjusting timing of picture in a Compound Clip to music in a project, or music/sfx in a Compound Clip to Project picture. If you don’t have 2 minutes to watch the video, here’s the tip:
Don’t use the button on the clip to “step in” to the Compound. Just double click the top of the clip. Give it a try!
Unfortunately doesn’t work for MultiClips, so send feedback to Apple. Hope it’s useful. 🙂
In lieu of actual interesting content, I wanted to share this just, uh… because. The job I was on today is one that I could basically come up with a slightly ridiculous idea and run with it. So I cut a spot with a grid overlay, some other generated grid lines moving around (thanks Simon!) multiple resized/retimed clips filling up the grid, piles of sfx, all comped over a BG clip.
Not gonna win any awards, not terribly complicated in the grand scheme of things, and it may never see the light of day… but it was fun. What made it even more fun was the fact that I could assemble the giant pile of stuff below, and play and edit it in real time, full resolution, unrendered.
Could I have have done this in another NLE? Sure. The source was SD, so not really surprising, but it just made me smile doing this in X, so I thought I’d write this. Better than nothing right? 🙂