FCP X 10.1: Copy / Move Events [Video]

[This is an excerpt from our latest webinar: Media Management in Final Cut Pro X v10.1, which you can download from our store. You can also access all our Final Cut Pro X training by becoming a subscriber.] Media management is one of the powerful, yet confusing, new features in Final Cut Pro X (v.10.1). In this brief video tutorial, watch as Larry Jordan illustrates how to copy and move events from one library to another. Copy and Move Events TRT:... Read More

FCP X 10.1: Backup and Restore

Another essential element of media management in Final Cut Pro X (v10.1) is backing up libraries and projects. This is the fourth in a series of four articles on media management in Final Cut Pro X. The others are: Manage Libraries Manage Projects Collaboration Apple Updates Media Management in FCP X v.10.1.2 (Footage courtesy of John Putch and “Route 30, Too!”) There are two types of media, both of which can affect backups: Managed... Read More

FCP X 10.1: Manage Projects

[IMPORTANT NOTE: With the release of the 10.1 update to Final Cut Pro X, I released all new training that covers both new and old features. I encourage you to buy this, or become a subscriber, because it will help you learn the new software quickly. Click here to learn more.] With the release of Final Cut Pro X 10.1, I’ve been flooded with questions on media management. This article takes a closer look at managing events and projects. This... Read More

FCP X 10.1: Manage Libraries

[IMPORTANT NOTE: With the release of the 10.1 update to Final Cut Pro X, I released all new training that covers both new and old features. I encourage you to buy this, or become a subscriber, because it will help you learn the new software quickly. Click here to learn more.] Since the release of Final Cut Pro X 10.1 a couple of days ago, my email has exploded with questions – and, it probably won’t surprise anyone to learn that media... Read More

FCP X 10.1: Update Events and Projects (Video)

[This is an excerpt from our latest training: Final Cut Pro X 10.1 - Workflow and Editing, which you can download from our store. You can also access all our Final Cut Pro X training by becoming a subscriber.] One of the biggest changes in Final Cut Pro X 10.1 is media management. Events and Projects were replaced by Libraries. Libraries significantly improve the performance and flexibility of working with media in Final Cut. However, in order to... Read More

Media Management is Biggest Change in Final Cut Pro X 10.1

Since I wrote this article, I’ve written more articles detailing media management in Final Cut Pro X. They include: Manage Libraries Manage Projects Collaboration Back-up and Restore Apple Updates Media Management in FCP X v.10.1.2 A collection of all my FCP X Media Management articles, including when to use original, optimized or proxy media. And here is a video webinar that illustrates these, and more, media management techniques for Final... Read More

Video Compression: Test Your Settings

[If learning the basics of video compression is of interest to you, check out this FREE short video tutorial from my recent webinar on video compression, which explains the basics in more detail.] We compress video for the web because the bandwidth (the speed of the Internet) is too slow to reliably play uncompressed video. If the Internet had unlimited speed, we would never compress anything. But it doesn’t, and we do. There are two key rules... Read More

FCP X: Spell-check and Replace Text

Here are two useful features that are nestled into obscure corners of Final Cut Pro X: The ability to spell-check title text. The ability to find and replace title text. SPELL-CHECKING TEXT While there is no global spell-checker in Final Cut, there is the ability to check the spelling of a title. Here’s how: Select the title clip in the Timeline. Open the Inspector (Cmd+4) and click the Text button at the top. Right-click inside the text... Read More

FCP X: Skimming for Timecode

There is a very cool, but hidden, feature in Final Cut Pro X that allows us to quickly view the source timecode of a clip in the Event Browser. It’s called “Skimmer Info.” To turn this feature on, either choose View > Show Skimmer Info, or type Control+Y. Next, if skimming is not turned on, please enable it by either clicking the Skimmer icon in the top right corner of the Timeline, or type “S“. Now, when you skim... Read More

FCP X: Merge or Cut Storylines

Connected storylines contain one or more clips in a Final Cut Pro X project and we use them to add transitions and adjust trimming for B-roll clips. Most of the time, connected storylines and I coexist reasonably well. However, there are two situations where connected storylines drive me nuts: when I need to remove a chunk from the middle of a storyline, or when I’m trying to merge two storylines. Finally, last week, I figured this out! This... Read More

Product Review: Final Cat Pro Utilities

There’s a new developer for Final Cut Pro plug-ins called “Final Cat Pro.” Founded by two brothers in the Netherlands – Jan Willem and Jeroen den Bok- who wanted to apply their experience as Final Cut Pro X editors to create utilities that would save editors time. Recently, Jeroen contacted me to ask if I was interested in reviewing their software. (By the way, Peter Wiggins at FCP.co also suggested I check into them.) Final... Read More

FCP X: Copy & Paste Keywords

Here’s a quick trick that I didn’t know till last week: you can copy and paste keywords between one clip and another clip, or group of clips. And, its really easy! Here’s how: In the Event Browser, select the clip containing the keywords you want to copy. (You could actually select multiple clips, provided they all have the same keywords, but I like keeping things simple.) NOTE: This technique also works the same way for clips in... Read More

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