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Luke replied to the topic 'Mac Mini advice' in the forum. 4 years ago

Good info thanks,
all my FCPX projects are fairly basic so should be ok,
emulators I use are all old school (Sega Megadrive/Saturn, SNES, NeoGeo etc) so shouldn't be too demanding,
I'll check ebay for latest and 2012 Quad models with 8GB RAM
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Luke created a new topic ' Mac Mini advice' in the forum. 4 years ago

Hi,


I'm looking to get a mac mini to use with FCPX,
also to hook up to my projector so i can preview projects on a large screen - as well as use it as a media centre for films and gaming/emulation,
there's a huge choice of mini models available now on eBay,
are the older quads as powerful as the new duals? Are there any specific year releases that have better processors? Is it better to get a newer model?
I can budget approx £500 so any advice appreciated
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Luke thanks user 'Overturf' in the forum message ' Lift clip above adjustment layer - shortcut?'. 4 years ago
Luke thanks user 'BenB' in the forum message ' Lift clip above adjustment layer - shortcut?'. 4 years ago
Luke replied to the topic 'Lift clip above adjustment layer - shortcut?' in the forum. 4 years ago

Yes, I did a refresher course last year on FCPX where the value of TI/roles was taught....I never did get round to taking advantage of them, maybe its time....
" it finds & selects all clips to be colorcorrected" this would be a huge benefit, how would i assign the relevant clips to this role?
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Luke replied to the topic 'Lift clip above adjustment layer - shortcut?' in the forum. 4 years ago

Ah ok, mistake i was making was to press Shift before dragging the titles, hence selecting everything else on that level.
Tried the Timeline Index approach, a great timesaver for selecting all titles on a larger project! Will definitely be using that in the future,
Many thanks for all the tips
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Luke replied to the topic 'Lift clip above adjustment layer - shortcut?' in the forum. 4 years ago

I find if i shift drag the selected titles it then selects all other clips on that level (bug?)
I found best way is to add all titles to a storyline and shift/drag this above the layer
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Luke created a new topic ' Lift clip above adjustment layer - shortcut?' in the forum. 4 years ago

Hi,

I have a project with an adjustment layer running over the top of the entire timeline (magic bullet looks applied)
I need to place all the titles above the adjustment layer, is there a shortcut so that when a clip/title is selected, i can lift it above an existing clip/layer in the timeline?

Thanks

Luke
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Excellent,
Kartsen's link will be useful for once we are networked,
Synkron looks very handy for updating our libraries while we're still running independent mac's, downloaded this afternoon and found a tip on google for how to automate the task I needed,
Thanks guys, much appreciated
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Hi,

If i explain my workflow first:

All FCPX libraries are stored in a client folder on a Promise Pegasus RAID. I will set up new libraries on the RAID and organise all the assets, create keyword collections etc and add the rushes into a project.

I will duplicate the library onto a portable drive that will be handed off to a freelance editor, they will create new projects and import graphics, music etc thats relevant to the project and cut the footage to the client brief.

Often both myself and the freelancer will be working on different projects within the same library.

Once they have finished they'll hand back the drive and I'll copy all the updated projects, graphics etc from their library into the original library to update it.

My question is, is there any function within FCPX or 3rd party software that can automate this process for me by comparing the 2 libraries and updating the older one as appropriate.
I have Final Cut Library Manager but am not aware of any capability to do what i need with this software.
I could maybe do this with Carbon Copy Cloner? Im currently away from the studio but will check this out.

We're looking at upgrading to a Network solution in the future but if poss this would make a good stopgap.

Thanks

Luke
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