On Thursday’s MacBreak Studio: Live show we discussed the Final Cut Pro 10.0.3 update, diving in deep on features big and small.
We got so many questions we couldn’t answer them all during the show (which ran almost 2 hours) – so you can find those questions and our answers on the next page. By the way, you’ll see that we think we discover that you can slip-edit the audio in a multicam clip but that is not in fact the case.
Additional questions we couldn’t answer during the show:
Can you publish MIDI behaviors to interact with footage in FCP X?
A: You can publish the parameters of the behavior but you can’t assign a different audio track in FCP X, that has to be done in Motion.
Just learned about the open in timeline command. Very powerful stuff. How do I duplicate a clip in the event browser so that that I can have an unchanged copy of a clip edited in “open in timeline”?
A: Make a new Compound Clip out of the clip and use that.
Can you keep more than one audio track in a multicam clip structure besides just the zoom audio file with the best audio. Eg two cameras one audio file mix camera audio with zoom file
A: Yes, you can sync as many independent audio files as you like, and the audio from every video file is also available to be used for any clip.
What about eq, limiter and sound work like sound track pro ?
A: FCPX includes the AUGraphic EQ plugin as well as analysis tools for loudness, background noise removal, and hum removal, plus 106 audio effects including a compressor, limiter, etc.
Saving filesIt drives me crazy NOT saving.. Comments please. What if I crash after 93 hours of editing and too much coffee?
A: FCP X is saving all the time for you every time you make a change. You just don’t have to do it manually anymore. It is also creating a backup file for you every 15 minutes in case your project ever gets corrupted.
Shift-F on a multicam clip goes to the frame in the multicam clip in the view – is there an easy way to get back to the actual source clip?
A: Not that I know of.
I wondered which part of Motion ( Ripple Training ) covers Match Move, does any part cover it in detail?
A: The Motion 4 Fast Forward covers Match Move in detail, and it all works the same in Motion 5: http://www.rippletraining.com/categories/final-cut-studio-courses/motion-training/motion-4-fast-forward-itunes.html
In Legacy FCP, I had “set noise print” and the frequency spectrum for precise control over noise reduction. Does FCPX provide equivalent control? If so, how? What filters should I be applying?
A: You couldn’t do that in legacy FCP, but you could do it in Soundtrack Pro (and still can). FCP X provides an Analysis feature that will analyze a clip for background noise and remove it if you tell it to do so, but it doesn’t let you set the noise print manually.
I’m not sure I understand the meaning of a “sequence”. Can you define this please?
A: “Sequence” is the terminology from legacy FCP for what is called a “Project” in FCP X.
I am using MiniDV Sony HDV Z1 camera and I wonder if I can see the data code from the tape (when the event was actually recorded) in FCP X. I am talking about the imported material. I know that I can see it on camera, but what about Final Cut?
A: FCP X may be able to capture the Contented Created date and time information, you can check by selecting the clip in the Event Browser and then going to the Info tab of the Inspector.
How can you give a clip, title or anything in the timeline a specific duration? Yes, control D tells you the length, but from there can you type in a specific length without figuring out frames?
A: You can set a range using I and O in the Timeline before editing a clip, and it will match the duration of the range.
Can an editor that is good with fc7 and fcx, edit faster in fcx?
A: There is a learning curve, but my experience and others I know have found we can edit much faster in FCP X.
Do you think there is going to be a way to control audio with control surfaces as was possible with Final Cut 7?
A: No way to know as Apple generally doesn’t discuss future plans.
I have just recently got a Sony NEX 5n – will the media I shoot on this camera import into FCX ok? – when set in the mode: AVCHD 50i/50p – 25p 24M (FX)
A: As long as the media is in a QuicTime Wrapper. In other words, the file that contains the AVCHD data structure must have a .mov extension. If not, you’ll need to “re-wrap” the file using a conversion utility. I would check Sony’s website for details.
Steve, you talked some time ago about catDV and fcpx. You mentioned that you could send meta data from catdv >fcp. What about those sidecar files catdv uses I found that is a very limited amount of custom fields.
A: CatDV only supports limited metadata as you mentioned. Perhaps we’ll see more if/when CatDV supports FCP 10.0.3 new xml 1.1.
When I create multicam clips with several clips per angle, I end up with large black gaps – probably for the time the camera was off, but is there a way to trim those gaps out to make the clips less cumbersome?
A: you wouldn’t want to trim them from the Angle Editor, it wouldn’t make any sense to do so, you would lose sync. In the Timeline, you can delete the gaps by setting a range and deleting it.