Smart Collections

Smart Collections

What makes a Smart Collection smart? Bear with me for a little backstory – there is a great deal of information that’s collected during production. More info is added during dailies and through every stage of making a film or any kind of TV show. This is probably old...
Trimming

Trimming

Slip, slide, advance, delay, J, L, swap, heads, tails. There are a multitude of ways to trim in FCP X. Mouse over the end of a clip. Click , hold, drag. You just extended a shot. Do the same at the beginning, add a few frames at the head. Drag or use numerical entry....
Audio

Audio

Fewer clicks, more precision. There are many things I like (and prefer) about how Final Cut X handles and edits audio: Roles, components, interactive waveforms, subframe editing (80 increments per frame), clip connections, Recording voiceover into the timeline,...