Apple releases FCPX 10.2.3 Upgrade

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FCPX 10.2.3

Released by Apple on Feb 4 2016, this free upgrade brings two significant upgrades in my opinion.

First, the ability to assign and video and audio effect as the default in the Effects Browser. in the same way we do for a transition in the Transitions Browser.

This is great for my client I was training this week. He always adds a Gain Audio Filter onto his Voice Over guide tracks. Now once he has finished recording his voice guide track, holds down the Option plus Command modifier keys and hits E key. Job done!

In version 10.2.2 the Edit drop down menu looks like this.
FCPX 10_2_3 Update Edit menu before

With FCPX being shipped with the Cross Dissolve Transition set as default and if you hold down the command modifier key and hit T key, a Cross Dissolve will be placed on the selected clip/clips or edit point.

Similarly, hold down the control modifier key and hit T key, a Basic Title will be connected to your timeline at the playhead, or if the skimmer is on, at the Skimmer position.

Hold down the control and shift modifier keys and hit T key, a Basic Lower Third will be connected to your timeline at the playhead, or if the skimmer is on, at the skimmer position.

Now in 10.2.3

FCPX 10_2_2 Update Edit menu afer

Transition Default is Cross Dissolve.

Video Effects Default is Colour Correction. Hold down the Option modifier key and hit E key

Audio Effects Default is EQ. Hold down the Option plus Command modifier keys and hit E key.

How to change a Default

Easy! Right click on any Transition or Effect and the click Make Default blah blah.

FCPX 10_2_3 Default Audio Effect

Second significant feature.

It is good news for the Broadcaster, Content Creator and Post-Production facilities running FCPX off a SAN. We all know how the SSD radically sped up our booting and through put whilst editing. FCPX has increased the loading speed of the Library from a SAN.

As always, backup before you upgrade. Once upgraded, set up your favourite Transition, Video and Audio Effect as your Default.

Happy Editing.

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