Although I love Final Cut Pro X overall, there are still ways it frustrates me. Today – disclosure triangles! Final Cut Pro X is incredibly bad at remembering the state of disclosure triangles in list view in the Event Browser.
It forgets the state of the disclosure triangles if you leave an Event and then return to it later. (Should be remembered and open exactly as it was left.)
Annoying for sure, but nowhere near as annoying as having the disclosure state reset itself every time I rename a clip. I have clips from three days in this Event, and have chosen to close the disclosure triangles for the days I’m not working with. (There is, in fact only one clip in one day and two voice-over recordings in the other day.)
What I’m finding is that the disclosure triangle state resets every time I rename a clip, or even adding a Note to a clip: opening closed days again. Now with just three clips, it’s probably easier to just leave them displayed, even though I’d prefer not. If I had 20 or 30 clips in each day in the Event, and this kept happening, I’d probably be invoking some classic curse in the general direction of the Pro Apps team.
It’s not the biggest issue, and it probably isn’t at the top of the feature list, but it is little things like this that affect user experience.
That said, I am loving FCP X in general, but just don’t want anyone to think I believe it’s perfect just as it is!