Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video FCP X v. 10.1.2: Organization and Audio Updates, part of Final Cut Pro X 10.1.x Essential Training.
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Now that we've gone over many of the more major changes in media management in Final Cut Pro version 10.1.2, I wanted to introduce you to some of the new organizational features, as well as some audio enhancements. All right, so first I want to share some organizational changes that are particularly in the areas of event and clip management. If you need to quickly organize your events in your library. You can sort them now, and I'm just going to select all of these and then right-click and choose Sort Events By, this is new.
And you can sort them by Date, which is the date that they were created, or you can sort them by Name, which is alphabetical order. And notice that you can sort them in Ascending or Descending order. Next, if you select an event and then you load a project. I'll go ahead and load this one in the timeline. In the filter menu, you now have the option of showing unused clips. And this is pretty cool. When I select Unused, then any clips that I haven't yet edited, are shown in the browser, 'mkay? So you can see here that all of these have not yet made it into my project down here.
You can also use this function to create Smart Collections. So, maybe you want to create a Smart Collection for all of your unused video, or all of your unused music, or photos, or whatever. So you just set up a Smart Collection just like before. I'm going to click on this little magnifying glass. And, let's see, I'm going to uncheck Text and let's go ahead and select this plus. And I'm going to choose Used. And so this is Used Media. I'm going to change this to Unused. And let's say I want all of my unused. I'll choose Media Type and I'll say Stills.
All right, so my Smart Collection is all of my unused stills. I'll choose New Smart Collection. There we go. And here are the stills that I have not yet edited into my project. I'll go ahead and delete this Smart Collection. Okay, I'm going to twirl this up. And next, I want to talk about the show used media indicator. Now, we didn't actually cover this in the greater course, but I want to call this out now. I'm going to select an event, and I'll go ahead and load a different project here. And I'm going to come up to View, and then Show Used Media Ranges.
And what this is going to do is, for the loaded project, it's going to show us the parts of each of the clips that I've used, okay? So, this was available before, but what wasn't available is to show the used media ranges for compound clips, and for multicam clips, and for synced clips. So as you can see here down, at the bottom, I have a multicam clip, and here is my used media range. All right, so this works on all types of clips now. All right, now let's move on to audio.
I first want to talk about the record voiceover tool, which used to be called the record audio tool. I'm going to just park my playhead, right about here, which is where I want the voiceover to start. And it's under Window, and Record Voiceover. There's a couple of really cool new features in here, and that's this Countdown to Record option, as well as this, Create Audition from Takes. Countdown to record is going to tell you when the audio will be punching in at the playhead location. And then down here, the really neat thing is, is that once you've recorded your first take, all subsequent takes are actually added into an audition clip.
So this conveniently allows you to quickly switch between the various options, and then choose your best take. So let's take a look at this. First you want to make sure that the input is set correctly, and mine is. And I'm just going to name this, I'm just going to call this BD Outro. It's going into my Farm to Table event, which is fine. And I have all of these selected. Now I'm going to go ahead and click on my Start Recording button. And watch for the count down. BD Dautch owns Earthtrine Farms in Ojai, California.
All right, so that's one take, and let's try another one. I'll go ahead and, again, click on Start Recording. BD Dautch owns Earthtrine Farms in Ojai, California. All right, now take a look here. I'm going to close my record voice over tool, and if you come up to the top here, you'll see that I have two new clips in my events, BD Outro 1 and BD Outro 2. But take a look here in the timeline. Here is the clip, I'll go ahead and play it.
BD Dautch owns Earthtrine Farms in Ojai, California. And then, if you click on the audition spotlight, you can see that I have both of my versions. Here's Outro 1, here's Outro 2, so I can listen to them both, and then whatever one I decide on, I can keep in the timeline. So I think that's pretty innovative. It's a very cool feature. All right, one more audio feature here in 10.1.2, and that's the ability to adjust the relative and absolute volume of your clips. So if you take a look down here, I have some audio keyframing.
We'll go ahead and zoom in here, Cmd > Plus, Plus. And let's say that I need to keep the changes in volume between these keyframes. But I need to raise the volume of the clip in general. So to do this, I just select the clip or clips that I want to affect. So I'm just going to select this clip here. And I come up to Modify, and Adjust Volume, and then I have Absolute and Relative. If I select one of these, you can also toggle this part of the dashboard here to go back and forth between absolute and relative. Now you choose absolute if you just wanted the clip to be the same volume across the board.
So, it would wipe out all of your keyframes. You would chose relative if you wanted to keep your keyframes intact, but you just wanted to raise or lower the volume of the clip by a relative amount. So in this case I do want a relative change. I want to keep my keyframes. So I'm just going to make sure that Relative is selected. And then on my numeric keypad, I'm going to type in, let's say +2. And then watch the keyframes and the timeline. All right, you can see that they all jump up a little bit. I'll show you that one more time with a little bit more of a drastic change.
This time I'll do a -8, and again, watch the keyframes and the timeline. They're all going down. If I did an absolute change. Like so, and I did +4, take a look at the keyframes, they get blown away, but everything was brought up to four decibels. I'll open the inspector, Cmd > 4, and here you can see that everything was brought up to four. All right? So that's absolute and relative changes in audio volume. All right. So we've gone over a lot of changes in these update movies, but there are still a couple of extras that we did not touch on.
Here is the master list of everything new in 10.1.2. And here in bold is everything that we covered, and thus here in bold is everything that we didn't cover. And the reason that we didn't is that these topics are rather peripheral to the concepts that we cover in this essential training. But certainly, if you want to learn more about any of these features, there's lots of resources. You could come up to Help and then Service and Support. And here there are a number of resources. But you can click here on Final Cut Pro X User Manuals.
And I have the 10.1.2 User Guide, and you can see here that we have what's new in Final Cut Pro, and here's the 10.1.2 updates. All right? So there's one place you can go if you like. All right? So at any rate, I do think that there were some pretty useful features added to this version of the software. And certainly as soon as future versions of Final Cut Pro X are released, we'll continue to update you in lynda.com on the latest and greatest new features.
This lynda.com course and its exercise files are only compatible with Final Cut Pro X v10.1 or later. If you are running a prior version of Final Cut Pro X please upgrade your software to v10.1, or, if you chose not to upgrade, use the pre-v10.1 Final Cut Pro X Essentials course that's still available in the lynda.com library.
- Understanding nonlinear editing
- Creating, organizing and managing libraries and events
- Organizing footage with keywords and ratings
- Playing and marking clips
- Performing Insert, Append, Overwrite, and Replace edits
- Moving and removing clips
- Trimming in the timeline: performing ripple, roll, slip and slide edits
- Working with connected clips and multiple storylines
- Adjusting audio levels, EQ, and more
- Performing a multicam edit
- Adding and animating video and audio effects
- Working with motion effects, speed effects, titles, themes, and generators
- Performing primary and secondary color correction
- Importing and analyzing footage from multiple platforms
- Managing media and project data
- Sharing and exporting projects