Sometimes, you just need to head down to the course and blow off some steam. For me, if I skip a day of riding my bike, or spend too many hours sitting in front of the edit vortex, that steam builds up, and is apparent in my mood, my temper, and feelings of lethargy and sluggishness. I choose to listen to those signals, head outside, and chuck some plastic. This day, I had a particularly decent round at Hellyer disc golf course.
I'm an editor who relies big-time on shortcut keys. They are faster, they take advantage of more of the software's features, and on top of that, they show that you're a real pro! Here are some shortcuts that I find don't get as much love as they should: 5. Override Connections The Tilde key (~), used in conjunction with the trim tool (T) This is called the ‘Override Connections’ command, and it basically freezes any connected clip while you trim a clip in the main storyline. Connected clips are one of the biggest complaints from editors first trying out FCP X, because they take some getting used to. This can be a way around that struggle 4. Lift from Storyline / Overwrite to Primary Storyline Command + Alt + Up-Arrow / Down Arrow Another way to move clips around without getting shafted by those pesky connections is to remove them from your primary storyline. In their place will be a black slug. I use this multiple times in any project. If you over