Oh please, so it's got a bit better, but who cares, get back to your editing you monkey!
Oh you want to know about the new features?
I'm sorry, but we just haven't got time. I'm busy preparing for the Soho Editors Avid Event.
What do you mean, you really need to know? Oh ok.
UNIFIED IMPORT WINDOW
PICTURE TRANSFER PROTOCOL FOR DSLR CAMERAS
So you can see pictures that are on your DSLR when it is connected to your computer....ooooh, wow, amazing. Not.
SET DEFAULT TRANSITION
RED RAW IMPORT
About fucking time!
You'll need to download the R3D plugin here.
There's a quick tutorial on the Red.com if you need it:
MODIFY THE RAW CAMERA DATA
What? Seriously, what?
Yeah, yeah, whatever.
NEW SHARING INTERFACE
Actually, it is better. And you can now carry on editing while you export.
But they told us that the first time.
Yeah I know, but it actually works now. And you can even create multiple different version of the same film using Bundles. And you can assign metadata to the exports. Check the attributes section of the share window.
Oh, ok, that is good. I wonder if they are gradually phasing out compressor.
BLADING MULTIPLE CLIPS
SHIFT-COMMAND-B to cut through all clips at the playhead.
Yeah, fine, great, good, well done, about time.
COMPOUND CLIPS ARE ADDED TO THE EVENT BROWSER
Yeah, whatever. Although apparently if you use multiple copies of the same compound clip any changes you make to one affects all of them. I guess this might be useful. Perhaps if you make stings or something that are repeated throughout you film.
PERSISTANT SELECTION RANGE
I'm sorry, what? So the ranges I select don't disappear when I click on something else?
Shit, that is cool. And about fucking time too!
In fact you can even make selections in the import window, so you only import the stuff you need. And if that wasn't enough you can make multiple selections on the same clip using COMMAND-SHIFT-I and COMMAND-SHIFT-O. Nice
You know, a viewer window.
Like in FCP7. Two windows for video.
Oh. Nice. But...
Don't say anything....just keep quiet or they might take it away again.
So are we just headed towards FCP7, but with a magnetic timeline and background rendering?
I said be quiet.
Yes! Yes! YES!
At FUCKING last! [CMD SHIFT V]
CREATE FREEZE FRAME
Yes, well done. It's only taken 18 months to get the ability to make a freeze frame. Like I said. Well done.
For those of you not familiar with FCPX, previously you had to do this weird 'hold frame' thing. Anyway, now you can do a proper freeze frame.
Now you're taking the piss,
No. At last. In, Out, export, I mean share. Good.
Press M and M again to give your chapter marker a name. There are 3 types of markers: Normal, to do and Chapter markers. Useful for DVD and BluRay obviously.
AUDIO COMPONENT EDITING
Audio editing was always a bit shit in FCPX. Finally you can expand multiple channels of audio without breaking the components apart. Right click then click Expand Audio Components to see all your audio channels. You can now skim, trim and adjust the volume of each channel independently. Word.
All in all there are some pretty fucking necessary updates there. So well done Apple, keep um coming.
If you want a sensible appraisal of the new features check out Ken Stone.