How To Use FCPX 10.1 – New Features and more!
With the latest update to FCPX a lot has changed. There are a slew of new features, new ways of doing things and new techniques to learn. In the nearly 2 hour video above the Mac Break boys (Mark Spencer, Steve Martin and Alex Lindsay) chat through all the new features, the new Mac Pro, Mavericks and the implications of all three.
For a shorter round up from the same chaps, check out this demo from a recent LACPUG event. If you’re more of a reader you can check out what’s new in FCPX 10.1.1 from Apple.
Download Event Manager X – For FREE – In the 2 hour Mac Break show the boys mention that Philip Hodgetts is now giving away Event Manager X for free, to help you manage your events in FCPX 10 and update smoothly to the new process in 10.1
For Final Cut Pro 10.1, Event Manager X can help you control the upgrade of your Events and Projects to the new Libraries — here’s how.
For Final Cut Pro 10.0.9 and earlier, Event Manager X gives you control over your Events and Projects so you can manage what you want to be visible in Final Cut Pro X’s Event Library and Project Library. It allows you to create Sets: combinations of related Events and Projects for instant reload. It also tracks Events and Projects that are on offline storage devices, so you can properly ensure all relevant Events and Projects are mounted.
Round Up of Round Ups
I’m not the only one who likes a round up, and both Alex 4D and FCP.co both have excellent round up of all the new features, tutorials and insights you need to get up to speed with FCPX 10.1. So definitely check them out too.
Alex 4D FCPX 10.1 Resources – Scroll to the bottom for some really useful links.
Fcp.Co – The Big Fat FCPX 10.1 Round Up – Also includes great samples from several paid for tutorial series, if you’re looking to pick one to train you up.
Lastly for some reviews. Philip Hodgetts offers his thoughts here, Mark Spencer and Steve Martin give a readable tour here and for a quick ‘kicking the tires’ review of FCPX 10.1 editor Scott Simmons has a great post over on PVC with his thoughts about this major update. Well worth a read.
The FCPX 10.1 update is a great update overall and an easy upgrade decision if you’re a Final Cut Pro X user. But since this is a blog about editing we can’t end an article without some complaints…
FCPX 10.1 New Features Explained
Larry Jordan has put together a whole new series of tutorials (nearly 14 hours worth!) which you can buy here. But for a taster of what’s new in FCPX 10.1 check out the playlist of 15 tutorials above. For any easy to search list to jump to a specific topic, hit this link.
If you prefer to read your way through what’s new Larry also has an excellent series of articles on the new features in FCPX 10.1. Find what you need, below.
Managing Projects in FCPX 10.1 | Managing Libraries | Collaborating with FCPX 10.1 | Media Management in FCPX 10.1 | Back up and restore | REVIEW: Larry’s Thoughts on FCPX 10.1 | Notes from Release Day | Creating Project Snap Shots (Video) | Import Media in FCPX 10.1 (Video) | Copy and Move Events (Video) | New Trimming Features (Video) |
Mark Spencer and Steve Martin also talk through seven specific new features such as the active clip indicator, audio keyframe enhancements, multicam enhancements and more in the playlist above.
Upgrading from FCPX 10.0 to 10.1
The boys from Ripple training (who also have a paid series you can check out here – and is reviewed by Ken Stone here) have a great 3 part series of training for editors upgrading from FCPX 10.0 to 10.1 – and how to do that process smoothly. FYI to work with FCPX 10.1 you must be running Mavericks.
More FCPX 10.1 Resources
Sam Mestman, FCPX workflow guru, has posted an excellent cheat sheet over on FCP.co which takes you through some of the new features and explains what to make of them.
Bascomb productions has a very detailed step by step guide to archiving your work in FCPX 10.1 – which is a valuable read! In the short video above he walks you through how to back up your libraries to dropbox.
Twitter Tips For FCPX 10.1
You can import Final Cut Pro X XML files by dropping them onto the #fcpx app icon
— Alex Gollner (@Alex4D) January 26, 2014
Once you select multiple keyframes in #fcpx 10.1, you can inc/decrease their relative values by 1 using Option-? and ? ±1 frame using , & .
— Alex Gollner (@Alex4D) December 23, 2013
— FCPTalent (@FCPTalent) December 24, 2013