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TOPIC: What point do I miss here from Larry Jordans advice?

What point do I miss here from Larry Jordans advice? 01 Jun 2017 15:10 #88534

… found that in my in-box lately …
One of my heroes, Larry Jordan, on the subject of 'Stills in Multicam' …

larryjordan.com/articles/fcp-x-create-a-...ter&utm_medium=email

In this excerpt of one of his webinars, Grandmaster Jordan demoes a workflow, I would summarise under
“Why easy when we can do it difficult?”:

First he applies five stills to an MC.
quote LJ: “… but could be 50”…
=> would love to see a 50 tracks MC … on my tiny display.-

Then, he manually arranges the clips into two tracks
=> again, what fun to drag’em each one by one from 50 lanes …

The overlapping/transisition-handle is done manually, I should mention that.
Then, he switches Angles = to edit to next pic. Manually.
Then applies a transition to all edit points …


WHY, Larry???
  • Drag 5 (or 50…) stills into Project;
  • alt-D to set a general duration;
  • cmd-T to apply general transition.
Done!


Why that detour to a MC??
Why arranging 50 or just 5 clips manually?? Why manually arranging the ‘handle zones’??


… Stills in MultiCam. - sounds interesting. But the free excerpt kept me puzzled …

Have I miss the clue? If so - which one?
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What point do I miss here from Larry Jordans advice? 01 Jun 2017 16:25 #88536

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Hey Karsten!

I think that the use of MC for stills would apply mostly to cut-aways, B-roll kind of thing. I watched the Webinar last week and I was wondering about this as well. Not sure if MC would be the ideal way to make a slideshow.

But using the angle editor to cut between still, graphic, whatever is pretty neat. I was also wondering why his two preferred formats for stills was either png or tiff, but not psd.

Best to you, sir.
JL
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What point do I miss here from Larry Jordans advice? 02 Jun 2017 05:13 #88545

Jonathan Levin wrote:
… watched the Webinar last week and I was wondering about this as well. Not sure if MC would be the ideal way to make a slideshow.…

thanks Jonathan for taking your time to reply… :)
That came up to my mind after posting it: maybe that 'excerpt' lacks some essential part given in the full version. I read your reply: not so …

I love to use MC, and I'm not shy to claim I know 'a bit' about it - that's why the title caught me. But the method Larry demoes is - imho - completely nonsense, esp. with mentioned '50' slides, and can be accomplished MUCH easier/faster with the 3-steps-process I posted above (which is not my invention, but … 'just the way you do it in FCPX' ;)

hmmm … odd.
… maybe Larry's webinars for Adobe Premiere had confused him? … <just kidding>
He's undisputed one of the Top5 reliable resources on FCPX (and others)!
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