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Old August 9th, 2010, 11:09 PM   #16
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Cool! I will try it.

I'll look into some online tutorials. I saw Lynda.com mentioned in an earlier reply.

But I'm sure I'll be coming back here with some questions. I've already learned a couple things my co-workers couldn't figure out.

Thanks!

I'm wasn't trying to bag on FCP, I've just been frustrated.
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Old August 9th, 2010, 11:23 PM   #17
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Jason, as well, make sure to learn AT LEAST the basics of keyboard shortcuts:

A: arrow tool
T: track selection tool (toggles between multiple selectors)
I & O: set in and out points
OPTION I & O: deselects in and out points
B: blade too (toggles between single and multi blade)
N: turns snapping on and off
J,K,L: transport controls
<Home>: jump to beginning
<end> or <shift+home>: jump to end
Up Arrow: previous edit
Down Arrow: next edit
<shift + F4>: toggle lock/unlock ALL video layers
<shift + F5>: toggle lock/unlock ALL audio layers

If I see an editor going to the menus for any of these, I get suspicious of the amount of time they have actually spent editing in FCP...
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Old August 9th, 2010, 11:41 PM   #18
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Thanks! That will help. A lot of the shortcuts are the same as Edius. I've even learned a few by mistake... like CTRL V to cut a track... I learned that while trying to paste something...lol.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 09:38 AM   #19
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<Home>: jump to beginning
<end> or <shift+home>: jump to end
For those of you with one of the new little Apple wireless keyboards
<Home> = FN + Left Arrow
<End> = FN + Right Arrow
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Old August 11th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #20
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Here's a handy shortcut if your FCP windows are spread over more than one screen and you want something quicker than dragging and clicking the mouse to make a different window active:

To make a window active, press one of the following keyboard shortcuts:

Browser: Command-4
Viewer: Command-1
Timeline: Command-3
Canvas: Command-2
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Old August 11th, 2010, 06:36 PM   #21
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Cool! I will try it.
I'm wasn't trying to bag on FCP, I've just been frustrated.
I used Vegas for many years and am a fan. but I moved over to FCP for solid reasons. lack of 3rd party plug-ins for vegas, lack of reliability on the larger projects, that slow preview window, lack of advanced color grading were some of the reasons, little or no MXO or hardware support. Dont get me wrong I think Vegas is a good product.

Moving across to FCP was frustrating as a Vegas user - it just approaches things very differently. I found that unless I used it regularly it wasnt as easily intuitive as vegas to just pick-up after a gap. But I wouldnt go back to Vegas now. I love the workflow with Soundtrack and Color. And after reading this forum tips I create sharp DVD from HDV with Compressor. It took 1 project and a Its rock solid. good 3 months before I felt I really knew it well. (But hey maybe I'm just slow :-)

In fact I think its not worthwhile comparing them at all. different price points etc. Worth the move? yes, absolutely, for me.
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Old August 17th, 2010, 01:55 AM   #22
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If you want to learn FCP (or even FCE) in the shortest time - subscribe to Lynda.com for one month at a cost of only $25.
Anyone else have any experience with this site? Is it good for learning FCP for a true beginner?
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Old August 18th, 2010, 07:38 AM   #23
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Someone told me that in the future, it might be wise to learn Final Cut Pro.
did that someone gave you at least one good reason to do so? is there anyting that you can do in FCP and you can't in Vegas? I know just one thing that you can't get in Vegas - 'Not Rendered' screen, and I like that!
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Old October 29th, 2010, 07:40 AM   #24
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Checking on older threads...

Nope, they never did, other than that it is the 'industry standard'...

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