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Ronny Courtens replied to the topic 'Is "Original Media" Folder Contents Necessary?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Shiva,

As Tom says, the Original Media folder is absolutely necessary.

There is no reason to create both optimized media and proxy media, that's a waste of drive space. If your hardware does not allow you to work with the original media in a smooth way and you don't have enough drive space to create optimized media, just create proxy media and work with these until you need to export. Then you simply switch to original media to export your project at the highest quality.

If you already have created Optimized and Proxy media for this project and you want to delete either the optimized or proxy media, you can do this right inside FCP X with the "File > Delete Generated Media" command. You can do this for the entire Library, or for specific Events in your Library. You NEVER should mess with folders or files inside the Library package using Finder, that is a recipe for disaster.

- Ronny

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To be able to apply the Ken Burns effect to a clip, your clip needs to be selected and your playhead needs to be positioned on that clip.

Clip selected but no playhead on the clip: no Ken Burns option.



Clip selected and playhead on the clip: Ken Burns option.



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Hi Joe, welcome to the forums.

With your Library open in FCP X, disclose the triangle next to Smart Collections and select "Projects" from the list (see screenshot). There you will see any project ("timeline") that you have created in this Library. Projects have a clapperboard icon. Double-click the project you need to open it on the timeline.



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Ronny Courtens replied to the topic 'Export images in Bulk' in the forum. 2 months ago

Excellent video, Doug. Thank you for posting your solution.

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I agree with FCPX.guru: jumping between different NLEs to edit a project is always a PITA. If your editor is freelance, she should know every NLE that she is asked to work with. Especially if the project has already been started in a certain NLE. If she cannot or won't learn FCP X for consistency on this project, there are thousands of experienced editors looking for a job in these times who will be very happy to jump in.

I also find it incredibly stupid when I see people argue over a piece of software. I will say this once again: this is a help forum, not a discussion forum. Everyone here will be thankful for practical answers based on real-world experience, no-one is interested in guesses or name-calling.

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Ronny Courtens replied to the topic 'Cross fade and audio error?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Thanks for the update. As this is not an issue that has been reported anywhere before, and restarting did the trick, we can classify this as an unexpected error. If you still get this issue in the future, you might consider refreshing your FCP X preferences.

Have a great weekend and stay safe!

- Ronny

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Ronny Courtens replied to the topic 'Cross fade and audio error?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi Dave,

This should not happen. Can you post a screenshot of the issue?

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Ronny Courtens replied to the topic 'Breaking the magnetic timeline' in the forum. 3 months ago

Hi Kenny, welcome to the forums.

Once you have bladed the clip, press "P" (Position tool) before you drag the clip onto the background layer.

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Ronny Courtens replied to the topic 'Stop playback at end of the timeline' in the forum. 3 months ago

Press CMD+L to disable Loop Playback. CMD+L also works to enable Loop Playback again.

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Ronny Courtens replied to the topic 'Placing logo on bottom of frame' in the forum. 3 months ago

Welcome to the forums!

Export your vector logo as a PNG with transparency, import the PNG in FCP X, put it on your project timeline above any other clips and resize/reposition the logo.

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Hi Dan, welcome to the forums.

How old is your computer? That NVidia card was used as an integrated graphics card with shared memory on 2008-2009 Macs. If this really is the graphics card in your computer, I'm sorry to say that it's not up to the task and I'm not surprised you get scrambled images.

Also, the version of FCP X you are running is completely out of date. Is this a legal copy?

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That's correct. Either you do it manually, as the book describes, or you use an app like Producers Best Friend that will do it all for you in just a few seconds:



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Ronny Courtens replied to the topic 'fop library date modified not correct' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hi Paul, welcome to the forums.

The CurrentVersion.plist shows the properties of the current FCP X version your Library is related to (plist stands for Property list). This has nothing to do with the actual work you do inside a Library, it just tells the database what version of FCP X was used when you last worked on your Library.

So it's quite logical that this file does not get modified every time you work on the Library. Let me give you an example.

I have a Library that was created in May 2019 with FCP X 10.4.6. I have just opened and closed that old Library but did not update it to 10.4.8. The Library shows it has been modified today at 15:53. But the CurrentVersion.plist still shows May 25th 2019 as the modification day, which is correct because the CurrentVersion.plist has not been modified. You also will notice that the plist shows 10.4.6 as the current version for FCP X for that Library:



Then I have opened the Library again and I have updated it to 10.4.8. As you see, both the Library and the CurrentVersion.plist have now been modified to the same date and time, and the plist now shows 10.4.8 as the current FCP X version for that Library:



I hope this answers your question.

- Ronny

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