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Don asks: I film live musical performances using a three-camera setup. Using Final Cut Express, I typically bring the clips into a multi-track timeline and sync the clips to the master audio. Then to create the edit of the performance, I go through the performance and essentially select a camera angle by cutting it out of it’s track and dragging it up to a fourth video track. Is this approach to a synchronized multi-camera edit possible/practical in FCPX?
Jason asks: I just watched the Indiana State Fair stage collapse. After first being shocked, and after a few views, I couldn’t help but wonder why the videographer didn’t keep that unique footage he shot and sell it to major news outlets? It’s all over the web and on national and international news. I’m sure he could have made a bundle if he knew how. If I get into a situation like this how could I sell the footage I have?
Tony asks: With previous versions of Final Cut Pro there were tons of plugins and tools to enhance the software. Where did they all go? With Final Cut Pro X it seems like you just purchase and download with no plugin support. What gives? Any resources or a tool that can make the transition to what I payed thousands of dollars for?