This is pretty darned useful. Alexandre Gollner of Alex4D.com has gone to the trouble of making a PDF that lists all 423 keyboard commands available in Final Cut Pro X, complete with short descriptions of what each command does. You can get the PDF here.
I ran across this interesting post by Alex Gollner about Apple’s new patents, and how Final Cut Pro X could develop into a platform of its own. This is a good read. Sharing clips with collaborators and holding window-based chat sessions to discuss changes? Sign me up. Seems a lot easier than shipping hard drives back and forth…
I just got back into town from Dallas, and I’m really tired, so I’m going to bed. BUT, I wanted to post a word of warning beforehand, just in case I can save a poor soul or two from blowing $300.00 on Final Cut Pro X between now and tomorrow, when I get a chance to write a better post on the matter.
If you are expecting the new Final Cut Pro X to replace Studio, just get off that bus right now. I bought and installed it, and let me tell you that it has been WAY over-simplified. A video professional cannot make use of it to satisfy clients. You can’t even import or export XML or EDL files, so right away, working in DaVinci Resolve or Adobe After Effects is right out. Forget about it. Wait until Apple updates it and gives it the professional options it needs before you buy it.
That being said, it does have a lot of really cool stuff going on under the hood. Background rendering is really sweet, as is the native 64-bit processing. The in-app color tools are really nice, and there is a lot of other stuff that’s cool, but it is nowhere near ready for prime time. If you’re a hobbyist, or pro-am, go for it, but if you make your living via moving pixels, WAIT.