Roles Trump Tracks – Mostly
Anyone Who Prefers Tracks Over Roles is Delusional. Tracks vs. Roles
The good people over at FCPXTERT posted an excellent article addressing some of the early-on complaining about how some thought that exporting audio from FCPX was more complicated than Premiere Pro ... or at least it added some extra steps that were perceived as bothersome. I stand in agreement with FCPXPERT that exporting audio with FCPX is actually quite an improvement. However, it got me to thinking about what I believe are shortcomings with handling audio in FCPX.
And, this is more about the need for handling audio while still in the editing process, and, assuming the editor has the bulk of finishing the audio as opposed to having the luxury of an audio-post department that will do that for them. I'm beginning to need more advanced output options during the editing process in FCPX. For instance, Bussing. You could kind of do this in FCP7 by dropping audio and video filters on clips while they were still in the browser, (many complained that there was no effects buss for the master audio buss in FCP7), but of course, PP does this best. I really loved the fact that I could create a realtime mixer from audio tracks that were setup on the timeline, even without clips! So I could have a dialog track with preset EQ and processing and every clip I dropped onto that track took on those charactersitics. Alas, that is/was a big plus for me, but, still not worth giving up FCPX.
Just Thinking ... And, Sharing. Yours very truly.