Re: New FCP X

New FCP X (April 10, 2018 10:52AM) benvideo
Hi Ken and Friends,

I've finally made the leap to X. JUst finished downloading it. Please suggest the best places where I can learn how to use it.

Thanks,

Ben Bryant NYC
Re: New FCP X (April 10, 2018 04:29PM) philsfilm
Ben,

Larry Jordan worked best for me, an old guy. He teaches slowly, clearly and methodically:

[larryjordan.com]

Now that I'm more advanced, I take Mark Spencer's online Rippletraining lessons but Larry is great for learning the basics.
You download his lessons, save them on a drive and can refer back to them when you need to review. Plus, he gives free weekly webinars for those on his email list. Not only is he a valuable resource but he answers your email questions.

Good luck,
Phil



Re: New FCP X (April 11, 2018 12:43AM) benvideo
Thanks Phil.

Ben Bryant NYC
Re: New FCP X (April 11, 2018 01:36AM) philsfilm
You're welcome, Ben.
After years on FCP 2-7, it took me a while to get up to speed on X. It's a different language but now I'm flying.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Phil
Re: New FCP X (April 11, 2018 03:52AM) benvideo
I see that there is a wealth of material, many X articles, here. I think I'll start with them. The version I just downloaded is 10.4.1. Any suggestions as to which one of the many I should begin with?

Thanks,

Ben Bryant NYC
Re: New FCP X (April 11, 2018 05:12AM) philsfilm
Like I said, go with Larry Jordan. These free tutorials are a bit dated but the format and concept are the same. I would start by watching the introductory one and continue on and see if you like his style:

[www.youtube.com]

Good luck,
Phil



Re: New FCP X (April 12, 2018 11:24AM) XGTV
For me the best by far was the series of training videos by Izzy Hyman. 30 something videos starting from the ground up. They are free to watch after registering.

[training.izzyvideo.com]
Re: New FCP X (April 12, 2018 11:54AM) XGTV
Ben, I should add that being a seasoned editor moving over to FCPX is a bit like being a Formula One racing champion then being given a new car where the accelerator makes the car stop, the brakes make it go faster and when you turn the steering wheel clockwise the car turns left. You know the processes and know what you want to do but things work very differently in FCPX, and I imagine it's much easier to learn if you have never edited before. That being said, X is maturing well and I can't imagine how difficult it would be to work with the myriad of modern camera formats without it. I suggest you download the videos, put them onto a usb stick and watch them on your tv at your own pace. It will eventually click but it will take time, so don't give up.

Good luck.
Re: New FCP X (April 12, 2018 01:47PM) benvideo
Thank you, XG, I needed that. Haven't dug into it yet. I'm busy taking care of my wife (bad back) and I need to arrange for some uninterrupted time. But I'll definitely watch the vids.
Stay tuned,

Ben Bryant NYC
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