Control Final Cut Pro X with the modular Palette system

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We are always on the lookout for different methods to control Final Cut Pro X as an alternative to our Magic Mouse with its Multi-Touch. These customisable controls from Palette are very different from the normal jog wheels and sliders on existing control surfaces.

Automate the assignment of roles on multichannel clips in Final Cut Pro X with Role-O-Matic

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The use of roles within Final Cut Pro X is a very flexible way to organise media on the timeline and structure the video and audio that can be exported out. The downside is that the setting of roles on multichannel audio clips isn't straightforward or quick if you have a lot to work your way through. Charlie Austin had the same frustration and developed the free app Role-O-Matic to do the hard work for you. 

Walter Murch’s extended SIDE BY SIDE interview with Keanu Reeves now available on DVD

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Five extra DVDs have been released by the producers of Keanu Reeves' documentary SIDE BY SIDE. The film looks at the history, process and workflow of film production featuring interviews with directors such as James Cameron, Martin Scorsese and David Fincher. Walter Murch's extended interview features on one of the new discs where he talks about film editing and of course Final Cut Pro. 

We asked Philip Hodgetts why Xto7 got renamed XtoCC

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One of the great things about the recent FCPX Creative Summit was the attendance of many of the software writers in the ecosystem. So when it was announced that Assisted Editing had renamed Xto7 to XtoCC, we caught up with Philip Hodgetts and asked him why.