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  • Hegujuo
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    Joined: Apr 12th, 2007, 02:00
    Can you do a "fit to fill" edit in FCP X???
    Do you know if it's possible to do a "Fit to Fill" edit in FCP X??? When I use the Retiming Tool on a clip to slow it down, I just wind up pushing the other clips further to the right. I wish I could retime a clip to make it fit into a gap between two other clips...the way i could in FCP 7 using the Fit to Fill command. Thanks in advance for any advice on this topic. Best, - Nick
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Can you do a "fit to fill" edit in FCP X???
    Hi Nick, AFAIK, it's simply not possible to do this kind of edit in FCP X yet. Now, I emphasise "yet" because there's a few editors around with their fingers crossed that Apple will add this function in an update. Here's hoping :) Rounik
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  • Hegujuo
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    Joined: Apr 12th, 2007, 02:00
    Re: Can you do a
    Thanks for replying Rounik. I do hope so. I just can't understand why that feature was left out. I've used it so many times. The thing is: if you place a clip in a secondary story line, you can then stretch it with the retiming tool in a "fit to fill" manner with the timeline in P mode (position tool). But for some reason snapping doesn't work when you use the retiming tool. Even with snapping turned on, you'll find that as you "Retime" the clip you will end up either dragging short of or beyond the next edit, but you won't be able to snap to the edit. Why is it that snapping doesn't work in Retime mode? That's a real shame. But hopefully they'll have that fixed soon.
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Can you do a
    Hi Nick, I agree, it's a shame it's not already implemented - a bit like Multi-cam support. But it's important to remember that FCP X is a brand new application built from the ground up. I hope and expect that Apple are keen to add new features to what is essentially a 1.0 release of FCP X. We'll have to keep an eye out for updates :)
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  • Hegujuo
    Posts: 3
    Joined: Apr 12th, 2007, 02:00
    Re: Can you do a
    My feelings exactly. I agree, FCP X has a lot of potential and could become a really powerful application. But those updates can't come a minute too soon. I check macrumors.com every day for any sign of an update.
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  • BenB
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    Joined: Feb 14th, 2011, 04:27
    There is an easy workaround for this. Before Retiming the clip, highlight it, hit Cntrl+D. This will give you the clips current duration in the Dashboard. Make a note of that duration. Regime the clip as needed. Again, highlight the clip, Cnrtl+D, then type in the original duration, hit return. This ripples the Out Point of the clip. End result, retiming without the rippling.
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