One of my big beefs when Final Cut Pro X came out in June was that it wouldn’t remember the in and outs in a clip. You could set them, drag to the storyline, and you would be fine. But what if you wanted to set the in and the out and leave it until later to drag down to the storyline?
FCPX immediately forgets the in and the out that you set on a clip as soon as you click anywhere else other than dragging the clip to the storyline.
Being a creature of habit of Final Cut Studio I cried FOUL! My treasured way of doing things is gone. How could Apple do this to me? What am I, chopped liver? Never mind the fact that FCP7 would only remember one in and an out for a clip, I conveniently ignored that.
Well it turns out it only took me six months to figure out how to set the in and the out in a clip that would be remembered. Duh… just use the M key and mark all your clips. In fact, you can even mark multiple cuts within the same clip. When you get ready to drag to the storyline, just turn snapping on and you can easily grab the range you marked previously.
Pretty cool, huh?
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