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Mark Syncs the Spot Learn how to use markers to replace the legacy in/out marks to create manual sync points By Diana Weynand, James Alguire and RevUpTansmedia

(Special Thanks to www.revuptransmedia.com)

One of the most missed features of legacy Final Cut Pro is persistent in and out marks. That is to say, once in and out marks are set in a clip, they remain exactly where they are, as a part of the clip, until explicitly changed or removed. Unfortunately, this arguably essential feature for digital video editing did not make it into Final Cut Pro X. If you set in and out points on a clip then deselect that clip and reselect it, the in and out marks are gone.

While it is true that you can use ratings, like Favorites, in FCPX to create persistent clip selections, in and out points have valuable uses beyond just marking a usable portion of a video clip. For example, when working with multiple video angles, in and out points were important references for defining a common sync point across those camera angle clips used to create a multiclip in legacy Final Cut Pro.

Now that Apple has re-introduced multi-camera editing back into Final Cut Pro with the 10.0.0.3 update, how do you manually specify common sync points in your video angles, since you can't set persistent in or out points? In this tutorial, you will learn how to use markers to replace the legacy in/out marks to create manual sync points in video angles used to create multicam clips in FCPX.