Final Cut Pro X doesn’t use tracks in the timeline. Instead, it has a Primary Storyline which allows you to add Connected Clips. However, what if you want a sequence of clips to always be together anywhere in the timeline? You could use Compound Clips, but that can get a little messy if you want to easily add and remove clips. So, you can use Connected Storylines instead. Let’s take a closer look.
There are all different kinds of ways to learn something new. When it comes to learning a new program, some prefer a completely hands-on experience without any help. There are also people who prefer guidance along the way in the form of written or video tutorials. For those who would like have a step by step guide to learning Final Cut Pro X, I would highly recommend the Graphically Enhanced Manuals (GEM) written by Edgar Rothermich.
The importance of backing up projects cannot be overstated. Imagine working on a video for several days, weeks, or even months without backing up. Then one day, the hard drive you were working from stops working, or the computer crashes, or the editing project becomes corrupted. Without having a backup, you’re most likely screwed. That is why I always make sure to back up everything. So, when I saw an application called Backups for Final Cut Pro, I was excited as to what it would offer for those who use FCPX.
Multi-camera editing allows you to record an event with multiple cameras and edit it as if you’re switching between those cameras on a live broadcast. All of the major non-linear editing applications have their own versions of multi-cam editing, including Final Cut Pro X. But FCPX makes it much easier to sync and edit multi-camera shoots.
One of the ways Final Cut Pro X is different from other non-linear editing applications is that it has a Color Board rather than a color wheel. So, for those coming from other software it may be a little confusing at first. Let’s look at the Color Board in detail.