Incremental

Instead of waiting for Apple and post production shows, we sometimes get little Final Cut Studio surprise gifts. The incremental improvements of features and user interface.

The new version of Final Cut Pro has some shortcuts I’ve been looking forward to:

Final Cut Pro 6.0.2 includes three commands for playhead-centered zooming and navigation in the Timeline:

  • Zoom In on Playhead in Timeline: Keeps the Timeline playhead centered while zooming in (regardless of the selection in the Timeline).
  • Zoom Out on Playhead in Timeline: Keeps the Timeline playhead centered while zooming out (regardless of the selection in the Timeline).
  • Scroll to Playhead: Horizontally scrolls the Timeline so that the playhead is centered in the window.

These commands can be mapped to keyboard shortcuts using the Keyboard Layout window (choose Tools > Keyboard Layout > Customize).

It seems as if Final Cut, Motion and other parts of Studio are now comfortable with 50 frames per second sequences and content.

All I need to do is to wait for a week or so for other people to install the update to see if it is safe to use…

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