I'm doing the switch. FCP has been my platform for 13 years and (yes, sadly) I decided to leave it. I'm working for TV and channels like National Geographic, so I need power and modern software.
I then have a few questions... and many suggestions. I'll get these written down and post them on the requested features page but first, a few Q that have been bothering me since my start...
1 - /keyboard shortcuts
I'm glad I could choose for the FCP7 shortcut mode. Good point Adobe! Nevertheless,:
-> how can I add a "double-key" shortcut, as "rr" or even, a triple-key one?
-> Shortcuts seems not to be active-window aware. Is there a way to do so? I don't mean totally different shortcuts but for instance the "zoom to sequence" in the TL and the "zoom to source monitor"/"zoom to program monitor" could have the same shortcut, acting appropriately in the respective window... Is that possible?
-> About the "M" for add marker, if in Premiere Pro (default) shortcut mode, it does a good job as in FCP, adding a marker to the Sequence or to the Clip, depending on if a clip is selected or not. Great, but if I set the shortcuts in the FCP7 mode, and add manually the "M" shortcut for "add marker", it doesn't see the difference. Same goes for the "edit marker" that works well in the default mode when on a marker, but not if the FCP mode is chosen... Can someone help on that?
2 - /Audio
-> Volume KFs can't be copied-pasted to another track. Neither via "Paste Attributes" nor via KF copy/Paste. Hey guys, FCP did that already 6 years ago... I hope I don't have to tell about the absolute need to be able to do so (when you've worked out your music under a VO and more and that your EP asks you to use another cue... for instance...). Please can someone tell me how to, or Adobe: make this a priority for the next update.
-> the making/editing/moving of volume KF is pretty sluggish... It's not always, but quite often, my audio track blinks crazily when I do that, next to the fact that my cursor is very "sticky" after moving the kf, changing therefore their position as I'm moving away from where I left them.
3 - /Reveal clip in Project
-> An of course unmissable feature! But I seem to be able to do it only from the TL, and not form the Source monitor... Really unhandy if this is the case. Can someone tell me more if I mistake?
I've plenty of other Q but I don't want to bother you guys too much in one go. And I must say, I feel a bit strange to have to get back to Forums for simple things after 13 years professional editing for TV but ok... That's how it is.
In any case, thanks a lot to who can give me a few tips about these issues.
@ Adobe: You are on the right path to get most of the fcp editors.. Please keep on listenning and implementing; it shows your good will ! There's still many improvments that can be done. THANKS!
Premiere CC, Mac Pro, 12 cores, 2010, 20Gb RAM, 1GB GFX card.