FCP X: Select Multiple Ranges

[ There are more than twenty significant new features in the 10.0.6 update to Final Cut Pro X. This article looks at one of them. Check out our latest training covering the Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6 update here ] One of new features in Final Cut Pro X that drove me the most nuts was the inability of any clip to remember the In or Out when you clicked to another clip. This made comparing clips really, really difficult. (Yes, I know, you could set favorites... Read More

FCP X: 5 Tips to Faster Exports

A question I get asked frequently is how to improve export speeds from Final Cut Pro X. This varies, depending upon a variety of conditions, but here are five tips you can use to speed things up. 1. Optimize media. Renders and exports are significantly faster when using optimized media (which means it is converted into ProRes 422), rather than editing camera native formats (like H.264 or AVCHD). 2. Finish rendering. When the time comes to export,... Read More

Finding A Better Workflow

[This article was first published in the July, 2011, issue of Larry's Final Cut Pro Newsletter.¬†Click here to subscribe.]   David Morgan asks: I am looking for a specific workflow instructions. Since I’m dealing with HDV, XDCAM EX, anamorphic SD, recaptured DVD assests and stills, I needed an in depth step by step workflow. My plan at present is to cut everything into SD pre res sequences. Downconversion will be necessary as well as format... Read More

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