Final Cut Pro X Resources for Film Editors
In order to gather the best of the web for post on this blog I often store away links ready to be curated into a specific post. Lately I’ve collected so many links for Final Cut Pro X that I’ve decided to group them all together into a long list of how-to tutorials and resources. This might require a bit more browsing from you, dear reader, but hopefully you’ll discover a few treasures along the way!
FCPX – Editing Tips and Tricks
Turn on “Clip Skimming” Option-Command S and you can see your timecode for each clip in the toolbar timecode window. Via @ChrisFenwick
FCPX Multi-cam Demo from Ben Consoli
Adjustment layers in FCPX
Working with Layered Photoshop Files in FCPX
Learning FCPX in 10 minutes
FCPX Metadata Tips
In any text field, if you type a letter and then press escape a list of suggestions shows up. Good for keywords. Via interfacelab.net
Audio in FCP X
Match EQ in FCPX
Relink Audio in FCPX
Colour Correction in FCPX
Larry Jordan – Color Correct a scene in FCPX
Secondary Color Correction in FCPX
FCPX Exporting Tips
Trouble Shooting FCPX
This section is composed almost entirely of links from one of editing guru Larry Jordan’s free newsletter, which as you can see is well worth signing up for. Larry covers tons of applications from Apple and Adobe and his training is always easy to follow and will help you get up to speed quickly. You can find Larry’s training both on his site and Lynda.com.
I’ve written a lot about trouble-shooting Final Cut — in addition to providing a brand-new article on resolving a corrupted Project database with this issue.
Corruption of any file generally occurs because there was a faulty save over the top of a good version of the file. This is usually because of a failing or over-full hard drive. If you don’t have a backup strategy, then create a Time Machine backup system just for this situation.
As a note, hard disks often retain cache files in their internal RAM. To totally release those cache files, turn off your computer and hard disk for at least 30 seconds before turning the hard disk on, first, then restarting the computer.