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How FCP X Handles the Mechanical vs. the Creative Editing Phase

Editor Benjamin Mercer heads two FCP X Tour presentations all about dealing with massive amounts of footage in Apple Final Cut Pro X.

In the first video from IBC, found below, Mercer discusses his workflow for Irish televisions series Rebellion as well as feature film The Unknown Soldier and explains organizing footage using Smart Collections, shows how FCP X handles a 5-hour long timeline on a 2012 MacPro and more.

In the second video from Barcelona, Mercer dissects the mechanical editing phase vs. the creative editing phase.